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. Jim says:

    Push buttons for electrical reset

  2. Paula says:

    Hmmm? Jello shots?

  3. Terri says:

    Vintage hold buttons for older model telephones. The red ones would blink.

  4. Sam Walker says:

    Looks like retro telephone push buttons.

  5. G Sander says:

    They look like push buttons that light up so you know which one is pushed.

  6. Jeni says:

    I think they're the lights from a cop car in the 60s… only the blue one's tint turned poo-brown with age.

  7. Debbie R says:

    pushbuttons for phone…?

  8. cstrasba says:

    Light cover for electronics

  9. Marietta Gress says:

    diode/anode ports

  10. Nancy VanDyke says:

    I have no idea, but it looks like paper money inside the red one

  11. Cheryl says:

    push buttons for something

  12. tabitha says:

    no idea.

  13. James Baker says:

    Push button switch light covers.

  14. s.rivers says:

    old plastic fuse covers

  15. WE-Z says:

    Old switchboard light covers

  16. Buffie says:

    At first glance these look like buttons for a telephone. You press it when you want to put someone on hold or skip over to another line. They also look like game pieces for a board game.

  17. Lindsey says:

    Something Electrical

  18. Kermit Crissey says:

    Doomsday buttons

  19. Mwolf says:

    Warning lights for a nuclear power plant.

  20. Jill says:

    Caps used to cover the on / off light on any tool

  21. Mary says:

    Old phone phone lights

  22. sandra davis says:


  23. Becky H says:

    pencil sharpeners

  24. MJF says:

    Phone parts

  25. b washburn says:

    Look like fuse caps to me


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