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. kelley says:

    not a clue

  2. Dan T says:

    Parts of an old telephone

  3. karen says:

    I would say buttons for an old phone

  4. John_Henry says:

    Hold and line transfer buttons from an old multiline telephone.

  5. CyberShire says:

    push buttons

  6. thebobW says:

    These are old octagan based "4 to 8 pin" relay cover . around 1950 to 1965 era

  7. Thomas says:

    Electrical caps to some piece of equipment my guess not sure No Size Scale to compare!!!

  8. Roxanne Landmann says:

    push button lights

  9. natasha says:

    battery covers (positive/negative covers)

  10. Robert says:

    button lens

  11. Sue says:

    Kids drinking cups?

  12. Laura J says:

    These greatly resemble the push buttons on the old multi-line phones once used in offices. However, without some sort of scale to determine size I could be way off.

  13. rosebranch1932 says:

    covers for lights

  14. almck says:

    Covers on a 6 volt battery

  15. Elliott E says:


  16. DeeS says:

    Fuse covers

  17. DeeS says:

    Fuse covers

  18. speedy266 says:

    My guess is a relay.

  19. sarcophagus breath says:

    Buttons to fire nuclear weapons. hey were removed when George W Bush was president so he didn't accidentally push them.

  20. Lenore says:

    Covers for bare wire

  21. Mike says:

    Buttons for switches

  22. Elishacrabtree says:

    Old police sirens.

  23. ANDREA N says:

    a button mold and button

  24. jimiwho says:

    tops for buttons on some mechanical eqipment

  25. Zirtnin says:

    in-use lights for an old phone system


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