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. Brenda Davalos says:

    looks like an old fuse

  2. Rob Mooneyhan says:

    Two button covers from a PBX phone system or phone company switchboard.

  3. heatherspill says:


  4. Jessie Hamby says:

    useless smart cars.

  5. David says:

    LED light covers

  6. Katherine G. says:

    Switch covers for some machine.

  7. Bill says:

    Containers for parts. ?

  8. Rich E says:

    Telephone buttons

  9. Linda says:

    My son says that they are half of a Jolly Rancher and half of a Tootsie Roll. I am guessing, and I mean guessing…transitor covers.

  10. Debby H. says:

    button fuse

  11. Edward Guertin says:

    There is no scale, so it is impossible to tell how large [or small] these are but I would guess they LED (light emitting diodes. They have multiple uses from large computer systems to simple on/off switches, even the space station.

  12. Chanda says:

    Some type of push buttons

  13. Monica B says:

    They look like something to be used in a plumbing or electrical job

  14. luci says:

    Covers for something?

  15. Marilyn VanTroost says:

    electic fose

  16. dede says:

    Have not a clue but it looks like something my dad has in his drawer of "I better keep these because I may need them someday".

  17. Lisa Keller says:

    Toggle switch covers?

  18. Kim says:

    telephone buttons

  19. Olivia M. says:


  20. Kathy says:

    push bottons

  21. Don Shoup says:

    candy molds

  22. Eileen Damon says:

    buttons to show if the power is on or off

  23. Jeff says:

    Push buttons for old phone system.

  24. Beth M. says:

    I think they're light covers, but I'm not sure for what. I like the comment that they're for old style phones that had flashing lights to show when someone was on hold.


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