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. fixins says:

    I vote for molds or old operator switchboard.

  2. donald says:

    not sure

  3. JCATT says:

    push buttons for a phone

  4. Steve says:

    Colored ant house

  5. ronald ostrom says:

    old electrical switch push buttons

  6. Cathy says:

    They belong to the thing they were removed from.

  7. Liz says:

    I would also say lights for old fashioned switchboard – 1 ringy-dingy, 2 ringy-dingys – is this the party to whom I am speaking?

  8. David says:

    Button light covers

  9. Brooks says:

    Spark plug covers.

  10. David says:

    Some sort of push button.

  11. Chet Siuta says:

    push buttons

  12. jclarksprint says:

    Scale is an issue. Thought maybe they might be molds. The red one looks like a button from an old office rotary phone. I am going with office rotary phone buttons.

  13. Kent says:

    Light covers for flashing emergency lights.

  14. Greg Williams says:

    Looks a lot like the canisters my grand-parents used to clean their false teeth overnight.

  15. Hebru Brown says:

    They are bed riser. You put them under the feet of your bed frame to lift it higher.

  16. CathyH says:

    Buttons for an old auto.

  17. Dana says:

    Look like some form of insulator for electronics

  18. Helen Anderson says:

    They look like covers for the positive and negative terminals on a car battery.

  19. MarlaS says:

    Telephone buttons on a multi phone line.

  20. peter says:

    buttons from ???????

  21. michael says:

    pencil sharpeners, yep

  22. Jaime-Lynn G. says:

    Covers for button lights.

  23. Ray says:

    electrical wire nuts for joining wires together

  24. Nancy says:

    Cover to place over electrical wires (i.e. light fixtures, outlets).


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