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. Candace Hensley says:

    Vintage phone illumination covers!

  2. Tammy says:

    drawer pulls

  3. eric says:

    electrical relay

  4. Darlene says:

    Buttons on a multi-line phone

  5. Ed Bob says:

    Festive drinking glasses

  6. RICH says:


  7. victor garcia says:


  8. Kevin H. says:

    They are cookie cutters…..

  9. Ellen says:

    Electrical connection insulators

  10. Alex McDonald says:


  11. Ali says:

    Radio push buttons

  12. Erinn says:

    ~~Just a few ideas from a Jane of all trades!~~
    1) Telephone wire crimper or cleaner tool.
    2) Automotive spark, and or timming light indicator
    3) Bottle Opener…1970's maybe

  13. Gerry says:

    Positive and negative covers off a battery! Maybe! :0D

  14. lane1299 says:

    electrical covers

  15. tim martin says:

    octo plastic whatchumacallits

  16. Christina says:

    Old knobs or buttons

  17. gwguruman says:

    I know exactly what these are:

    The left one is a Philco vintage Radio 1941 push button – translucent "wine" color version
    The right one is a Philco vintage Radio 1941 push button – opaque brown version

    Usually sold as a set of eight.

    No doubt about it.

  18. Gale says:

    Push buttons covers

  19. Amos says:

    Old Phone Butons.

  20. C says:

    I like Ed's idea, jello molds! The grand kids will love them!

  21. Derek says:

    lighted buttons

  22. R says:

    I agree with Marie, looks like a couple of large fuses.

  23. P says:

    I agree with Marie, looks like a couple of large fuses.

  24. lisa says:

    buttons from an old phone

  25. Brian says:

    The lights behind the nets in a hockey arena. Goal!


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