Tuesday Toolsday: Win a BenchtopPRO Cleaner

To enter last week’s Toolsday giveaway, you had to identify a pair of long skinny half circles.  Not too many people guessed what they were. Most guesses were curtain rods or drawer slides, a few of you also guessed tracks for moving a refrigerator. But they were all wrong. The mystery tool was a pair of upholstery channel tins.  They are forms used to make old-fashion channel-back chairs (the backs are fluted). The tins hold the shape of the half circle while the upholster stuffs the chair.

We randomly picked one winner out of all the comments and that lucky person is Chris.  Congrats Chris, you have one week to reply to our email before another winner is chosen.  

Next Tuesday, we will be giving away a BenchtopPRO parts cleaner. This is a great tool for all homeowners, DIYers and mechanics.  The BenchtopPRO is a parts-washing system that can clean years of gunk and grime off most anything from lawnmower blades to bicycle parts, and it works great on flea market treasures that you’re planning on repurposing. To get everything so clean, the BenchtopPRO combines the process of bioremediation with a revolutionary non-flammable degreasing solution engineered to work at room temperature.

Did you know you could paint upholstered chairs, curtains, floors and even carpeting?   While you can! We’ve got instructions on how to paint low-pile carpets. Also, find out how to revive furniture with paint, or a staircase, ceiling and more

To win the BenchtopPRO, post a comment (click “comment” above) and tell us what these two pieces belong to. You don’t have to answer correctly to win; we will randomly pick one winner.

On Tuesday, February 19, we will select the winner then start up a new giveaway for another tool, which will be given away the Tuesday after that.

You have until February 19, 2013 at 2:00pm (ET) to enter to win the BenchTop Pro.  
Official Rules.

1,672 Responses

  1. Ladyarchitek says:

    phone buttons

  2. Beth Peacock says:

    emergency light covers.

  3. Alea says:

    Buttons from a multi-line phone!

  4. jennifer says:


  5. louise says:

    transformer or led light

  6. pabba says:

    salt and pepper makers

  7. Stephen D. says:

    The items shown are buttons for the POTUS's phone. The red one means nuke the commies and the brown one means he/she needs to be wiped. I wish that in the next election, we could all vote for a potty trained president.

  8. areessvee says:


  9. grammy says:

    electric wire connection covers

  10. Steve says:

    Push buttons for office telephones

  11. PAMELA says:

    siren lights from a cop car or firetruck

  12. gatormomx2 says:

    Bakelite covers for lights.

  13. Joanie says:

    indicator lights

  14. Michele says:

    Tops to a lamp shade?

  15. Pat says:

    circuit board cvers

  16. Paul Faletti says:

    They are old telephone button's.

  17. mnienhu001 says:

    Covers for some type of electrical equipment?

  18. LiliaF says:

    Upside down toothbrush holders from the 70's

  19. jen says:

    They look like buttons off of the old telephone switchboards

  20. Dan J. says:

    I'll guess… Fuses???

  21. jenniferedit says:

    I hate not having a scale, too….the red one made me think of a light on a flashlight like pilots use (the other light is "normal," I think), but then I have no idea about the other one. As usual, I'm clueless!

  22. Neil says:

    The lights on the bat phone!

  23. Sergio says:

    covers for a push button or microswitch

  24. Ann King says:

    it looks like some kind of holder for electrical parts, never seen anything like that before.

  25. SRL says:

    old fire engine light cover, and brown-out model!


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