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. martha says:

    plastic covers

  2. Vic Stinson says:

    These items look like a circuit cover on a board covering it from damage, one transparent and the other not!

  3. john oconnor says:

    electrical parts

  4. jeff hirsch says:

    looks like something that would go over a light to to illuminate it more

  5. Ardie says:

    covers over old telephone buttons

  6. Steven says:

    not sure

  7. Stewart says:

    they look like the push buttons from an old AT&T key system desk phone

  8. Bril says:

    lighted on and off switch where the on (red) is illuminated

  9. dafoxx says:

    push buttons

  10. Michael Smith says:

    lots of good guesses, but none of them fall into the "tool " category. The are actually an old school voltage detector for nob and tube wiring.

  11. Amos says:

    Buttons for an old telephone.

  12. Winston Ling says:

    gelatin mold?

  13. u t says:

    i don't known!!!!!!!

  14. Cindy says:

    Jello cups

  15. tobin holloway says:

    they look like pieces to an old game.

  16. 0charles says:

    Something to indicate the size or give a since of scale would help.

    The red one looks like an old led, but i don't see room for contacts poking out on the bottom. I would have guessed some other electronic component cover for the tan one, but i will go with on/off indicator buttons.

  17. RainDog says:

    Old telephone buttons

  18. Richard says:

    Game pieces to a board game

  19. john says:

    Phone push buttons

  20. Lea81194 says:

    They look like sirens of sorts.

  21. rjank says:

    what it is: once the caps are removed (they snap off) you will be able to hid small items in them: lighters, matches even extra keys and no one would know. That's my story and I'm sticking to it…

  22. Patrick says:


  23. Kevin O says:

    First guess… phone buttons to change lines or place on hold

  24. John says:

    push buttons for push button telephone dail pad


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