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. shawn says:

    sirens for a water pump

  2. peggy says:

    lights for a water pump

  3. peggy says:

    plastic jello molds

  4. alexander says:

    sirens for a pump

  5. Darrell Wright says:

    knobs to an old radio ?

  6. shinydream says:

    covers for something

  7. Guy says:


  8. rick says:

    earmuffs for the one's that make the rules……something wrong with Canada!!!!!!

  9. Terrie Amrstrong says:

    Electrical caps

  10. pat says:

    plastic covers

  11. rickey rock says:

    large fuse's

  12. sheri says:

    I'm thinking they're beacon light covers for some sort of equipment too.

  13. Loretta says:

    These items look like beaconcaution lights that are on equipment, trucks,escorts,ect.

  14. Julian T says:

    phone light buttons

  15. S. Wolf Britain says:

    Upside-down jam jars without covers? Old-fashioned police car colored light covers?

  16. Teri says:

    Switch buttons

  17. Cheryl says:

    Have to go along with some type of push button for some type of old mechanism.

  18. Dumbfounded says:

    Electrical panel light covers.

  19. Dodie Blanton says:

    tops for tubes or cans Dodie

  20. Larry Amos says:

    chair or sofa leg protectors

  21. monsieurbear says:

    Telephone buttons.

  22. Herb G says:


  23. nrrick says:

    On – Off buttons.

  24. DARUTH says:

    lights for a boat, one red, one green

  25. Grinevicius says:



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