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. APRIL says:


  2. Jorge F. says:

    blues brothers copper lights

  3. Jim Noreus says:

    Phone switch button covers

  4. Valerie says:

    Part of a flashlight.

  5. Wayne says:


  6. DARUTH says:

    signal lights for onboard boats

  7. WE-Z says:

    maybe it's a red stop light and yellow caution light in a warehouse.

  8. Donald H says:


  9. Dawn B. says:

    They belong on a boat, you put things in there to keep them dry-like cigarettes.

  10. brenda says:

    electrical relay

  11. Gay says:

    They look like old fuses to me.

  12. Jneille says:

    These are old taillights/blinker light covers.

  13. Windy G. says:

    To me they look the fuses you put in your car, only larger. So My guess is some kind of fuse.

  14. Sarah H. says:

    Old electrical lights for a pole

  15. DonH says:

    electrical relays

  16. Mary Pitman says:


  17. Cindy Roper says:

    These look like the plastic covers used on switchboards back in the day that housed LED lights.

  18. dlkuhar says:

    Lighted phone buttons

  19. Don says:

    cherry and chocolate pop sickle molds

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  21. Big M says:

    Phone buttons

  22. AllanC says:

    Got me

  23. Vance Porter says:

    Tower aircraft warning light covers.

  24. Kenneth says:

    relay buttons for some type of something electrical.

  25. Wolf says:

    old phone buttons


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