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. fred weigle III says:

    replacements for vacum tubes

  2. Ron L says:

    used to cover the end of a protruding bolt

  3. Isabel W says:

    for a screwdriver that also measures electricity???

  4. Jazzy M says:

    switch board buttons.

  5. Tyneisha Fondren says:

    The top part of the lights that go on cop cars

  6. Neil says:

    I think the parts are microbe packs; who knows? Website doesn't tell you. Handy device.

  7. sharonr. says:

    ",,,aluminates,,," –? U mean aluminumates/___ or illuminates/ lights up, eh kit?

  8. Darlene says:

    Lights on a multi-linephone

  9. mcs says:

    electrical insulators for wire connections

  10. jennav. says:

    ",,,old school electrical insulators,,,",michael?, –for that little ole old red school house, perhaps?

  11. Deb says:

    End caps for electrical wires.

  12. dennisr. says:

    ,,,,and with 250 points this brings us to a rrreeeddd lliiiiigghhtt cchaaallenge! . Are you ready?, watch the video here and good luck,,,,,

  13. Kipp Riddle says:

    Could be anything

  14. Diane Riddle says:

    covers for something

  15. Jack Riddle says:

    These appear to be covers for legs of some type furniture

  16. meat7433 says:

    Electrical insulators when they switched from glass to plastics

  17. dawndriskell says:

    No Clue! Guessing… lighting implements from the alien spaceship that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico!

  18. Heather Homan says:

    Nice tool give-aways!

  19. Kenneth F says:

    They look like the cover .for my welding rod boxes. Different colors to identify rods for different projects.

  20. Dixie Neitzel says:

    I think they are some type of push buttons for a old phone perhaps!!

  21. EJWRIGHT1977 says:

    For a game controller

  22. Anna Plummer says:

    Some type of Fuse or Fuse covers.

  23. georgeR says:

    NO IDEA?

  24. Johnny Konkler says:

    polishing compound sticks


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