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. barry says:

    buttons for electical device

  2. marty magryta says:

    This one's easy it's what's left of Bill Cosby's Jello and Pudding 4 pack's

  3. cork60 says:

    Blanks for a pushbutton drive on a '57 Plymouth.

  4. Michelle S says:

    I agree that they look like electrical relays.

  5. William R. says:

    cherry and caramel candies

  6. Colleen Judge says:

    light covers for something

  7. doug says:

    button caps for an old mechanical key style telephone

  8. Bryce says:

    Light covers

  9. Moises Campos says:

    Electrical light relays.

  10. ROBERT SMITH says:

    relay covers

  11. Zoey Smith says:

    pencil sharpener

  12. j.r. says:

    covers for some sort of light

  13. NEAL WARD says:

    Wire tie

  14. aebuell says:

    Fuse covers?

  15. Lisa Brown says:

    They look to be some kind of protective coverings for electric switches of some sort.

  16. Angela says:


  17. Darlene says:

    radio buttons

  18. Lane says:

    Multi-line telephone buttons?

  19. tammy says:

    some kind of electrical covers

  20. Linda says:

    My guess is they're electrical wire caps.

  21. Kimberly D says:

    Buttons of some sort

  22. robert allen says:

    yard light covers

  23. pace11 says:

    These buttons are from an old phonograph and receiver

  24. Mike says:

    Molds for making candles


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