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. Stan says:

    Button's for an old telephone to hold a call or pass it on to another employee

  2. Carol says:

    Molds for forming candles

  3. Jim says:

    Warning lights on top of a forklift

  4. Tammy says:

    plastic handles

  5. ronnie says:

    To something old before they were removed

  6. Dan Larson says:

    Lets go with old school fire person car sirens?

  7. Angela Ivey says:

    Relay switch possibly??

  8. Carol says:

    covers for something

  9. Charles Alexander says:

    Old style led lights for Santa Claus's Sleigh…..

  10. james says:

    Push buttons on a switch

  11. thepittsmn says:


  12. dodger says:

    Flux Capacitor Relay Covers from a Delorean Time Machine.

  13. Alex McDonald says:

    Protective covers for electronic components.

  14. Cathy says:

    buttons from a phone

  15. roger harrison says:

    on-off light switches

  16. mike says:

    yahtzee cups?

  17. Cynthia says:

    Electrical insulators

  18. Frank says:

    Push-buttons for a vintage multi-line telephone. The red button was used to put a caller on "hold."

  19. Piper says:

    The first covers K-Mart tried, years ago, before they settled on blue, for their "blue light specials".

  20. gregg says:

    Those are the teeth from a robot invader from the 1950's. After we kicked their buts during the invasion some lost their teeth. Even with the coverup it's possible to find physical reminders of this important time.

  21. gerry says:

    looks like electrical relays circuits for a car.

  22. Deborah says:

    don't know, but the red one looks like it has a light inside of it

  23. porj says:

    IDK, but now am quite curious. I'll be checking on this.

  24. Roy F. says:

    They are caps that fit on the bottom of table legs.

  25. Rita says:

    Typewriter keys, old


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