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. nimrod says:

    wire nuts

  2. Cheryl says:

    light from a business telephone

  3. Tim H says:

    Some sort of buttons

  4. Jeremy says:

    Screw driver handles

  5. silmari010 says:

    They look like the buttons from an old telephone for switching extensions or picking up incoming calls.

  6. Corey says:

    Buttons from an old telephone to place someone on hold.

  7. frumonce says:

    Automobile Rdio Push buttons

  8. LDWernet says:

    on off switch covers

  9. Michael says:

    Indicator light covers

  10. br_Ray says:

    I know that I have seen these things before, and do believe that they are buttons, but can't recall for what.

  11. Misty says:

    these are old style fuse covers for inside a computer

  12. Sadie says:

    Some Type Of "Switches"

  13. Deanna Straub says:

    monopoly house and store

  14. Ken S says:

    Looks like some kind of bottle inside. Maybe a cover for cologne or perfume.

  15. mvance says:

    remote control buttons

  16. positiveoptions says:

    Bordello telephone buttons. The red is for well, you know, and the brown is for well, you know.

  17. pollocg4573353 says:

    It's actually a candy tester. If it is chocolate, the brown light flashes, if it's red hots, the red light flashes. It could also work how hot your coffee is. I have no idea.

  18. Adina Weinstein says:

    police siren

  19. donna grahm says:

    Relay covers.

  20. June says:

    oil filter cover for my lawnmower

  21. John D says:

    They do look sort of like push buttons of some kind

  22. Mim says:

    Some kind of push button switch

  23. LKC says:

    on off switches for an old grinder.

  24. dragontear says:

    Push buttons for a 1940 and 1941 Philco radio


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