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. Janice says:

    They could be from the antique switchboard I used to work on!

  2. Mike says:

    candle molds

  3. Thomas says:

    These look like knobs for a radio.

  4. Kurt Liget says:

    Got me.

  5. ca95678sue says:

    don't know

  6. carolyn says:

    on/off switch covers

  7. Carol Wheat says:

    I think these two items are the on and off switch to the Benchtop Pro.

  8. fgyn says:

    They are light up buttons on the White House hot line phone.

  9. Joe A says:

    candle mold

  10. Patrick says:

    Electrical component

  11. Julie says:

    insulators for electronics

  12. Karen says:

    i'm thinking they're push buttons from an old radio

  13. Karen says:

    i'm thinking they're buttons from an old radio

  14. Tache Moore says:

    1941 Philco Pushbuttons from a radio!! Don't hate me cuz I'm right!

  15. Jim M. says:

    I'm guessing that they are from a push button desktop telephone!

  16. chris says:

    covers that cover light bulbs that active as warning lights.

  17. Dan says:

    Lighted telephone buttons.

  18. NotRab says:

    Do not know

  19. James Van Patten says:

    Buttons. The red one lights up. Probably from a telephone.

  20. swschrad says:

    Marie and Richard have it right, buttons from an old (60s) Call Director ™ phone or the larger Centrex ™ multiline control panel.

  21. Marla S. says:

    They are telephone buttons.

  22. Steve says:

    They are buttons for old Bell Phones with multiple lines. The red one put the line on hold when pushed and had a light in it that flashed rapidly with the ringer, flashed at a one second rate when the line was on hold or stayed lit when you were talking on a line. The tan one matched the phone color and was used to cancel calls on hold. I also remember clear buttons for the individual lines comming into the phone.

  23. ladyvon5845 says:

    candle molds.

  24. juliec says:

    its to make molds for jello pudding some type of preserved food


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