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. Polly H says:

    light covers for an old phone

  2. RAYMOND BROWN says:

    THEY are FINIALS ,..use to hold lamp shades on.

  3. Tiffany says:

    really have no idea

  4. Andy says:

    push buttons for electronic device

  5. Wes says:

    positive and negative caps that screw on power supplies and stuff like that

  6. L Schulok says:

    A strawberry and a coffee jello mold. Not the mold itself, but the molded jellos.

  7. ejsharp says:

    Lighted and unlighted telephone buttons/switches.

  8. kpc says:

    on and off buttons

  9. Cindy says:

    cleaning cylinders of some kind

  10. Matthew W. says:

    buttons for a telephone

  11. Stan J says:

    Door Stops

  12. the_suspect says:

    push buttons

  13. talonts says:

    Phone hold light lenses.

  14. randie kelley says:

    temperature indicators light covers

  15. Bill says:

    I haven't a clue.

  16. Andy Fralix says:

    If you don't know, don't ask me. I see lots of guesses, but anything i say would be a guess too.

  17. Stefanie says:

    They look like they might be the buttons that used to be on telephones…?

  18. gladys hobbs says:

    looks like the covers for some kind of light

  19. Marla Schoenholz says:

    Push Buttons to a toaster-Red light(toaster is on), Brown light(To indicate how done toast is-Low glow(lightly toasted)-Medium glow(medium toasted)-Bright glow(dark toasted).

  20. Ed S. says:

    Large button on an old phone.

  21. Ed_W says:

    bulb covers on old multi line phone

  22. TLA says:

    H e r e W e G o !
    Something I actually know about.
    I have only seen these one other time,that was in 1947, I was climbing in the Swiss alps and had the good fortune to come across a small village half way through my journey. As I shopped for basic supplies in the small store front I noticed these and ask the shop keep what they was used for and he pulled out his journel and told me they was used as lighted control buttons for .
    If you look closely at the space between the buttons you will notice a shadow, and this can only mean that the light was shining toward the objects from the 4:00 o'clock position when the picture was taken. Also there is 8 sides to each of the objects.
    As a matter of fact, the more I think about these, the more I realize that it could not be the same ones because I was born in 1965 and these probably was not made until 1978, So , by the process of ellimination I think I can say that these items are not in any of my memories and therefore I do not have a clue about what I am talking about.
    But I sure could use that BenchtopPRO !

  23. Moodyvega says:

    Lights for Police Vehicle..

  24. EMMJAY says:


  25. Big Daddy Ferg says:

    going to agree with the crowd, push buttons for a receptionist's phone.


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