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. Jeff says:

    Some sort of fuse or small light cover.

  2. Willa says:

    covers for lights to show drivers to stop in garage

  3. spthomas1 says:

    Warning light indicators

  4. poppy says:

    old light switch push buttons in 20's or 30's

  5. Salohcink says:

    Hmmm with some type of scale difficult to tell, I going with electrical relay covers,

  6. Wayne says:

    Cover/container for a set of reloading dies

  7. Ruhldesign says:

    On/Off Signal light covers.

  8. Tim says:

    What ever you do…..Don't push the red one!!!!

  9. Joan says:

    probably a switch on/off button. I'm not really sure.

  10. AliB says:

    I think it is something used for the telephone too.

  11. scotty says:

    ice cube relay

  12. judybenz says:

    Handles for stubby screwdrivers.

  13. Melanie Plum says:

    old cop sirens

  14. george says:

    push buttons on old phone

  15. RobC says:

    They are buttons. One lighted, one not.

  16. Jacqueline S. says:

    Game pieces from a children's game board. I have no idea…..

  17. jody says:

    shoe polish caps

  18. Toni says:

    liners for small trash cans

  19. greg says:

    police sirens

  20. druid9855 says:

    "Good evening Mr. & Mrs. America and all the ships at sea…."

    These are pushbuttons from a 1940s vintage Philco radio.

  21. Adam D says:

    Belong to an old computer

  22. GeneMan says:

    Bakelite relay covers.

  23. lisa says:

    electrical covers

  24. jmarine says:

    Looks like fuses of some kind

  25. bob says:

    Pushbuttons for old telephones.


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