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. lmassey_lolo says:

    They are old buttons off of phones used in the military. The red was for an emergency.

  2. myaandmom says:

    plast ic covers

  3. Ed_G says:

    They appear to be the lense covers for emergency lights

  4. DJC729 says:

    Hold indicator button from old 2-line telephone

  5. bonko bongo says:

    I have no idea but I agree with all the other guesses, I guess.

  6. Natalya says:

    Beacon covers

  7. Jack says:

    Brown one looks like a leg cover for furniture, to help glide it; red one for legs not seen.

  8. Becky Crawford says:

    They are a cover for a bolt, screw or nut.

  9. Wayne G says:

    These look like sturdy, fashionable risers for beds. Most of the time they are black and unslighly. These would be an awesome and fashionable way to dress up "under the bed."

  10. Kaye says:

    cover to the emergency warning button at a nuclear power plant

  11. jeremy cable says:

    Covers for outdoor equipment or fixtures

  12. Wayne Blanks says:

    Lighted button on switch.

  13. Daniel says:

    My 1st guess would be tops for drill bit holders. But, I honestly don't know

  14. Will S. says:

    Electronic push button lens

  15. j.r. says:

    some sort of a warning light

  16. Mike24090 says:

    Pushbutton switch caps for color coding of a row of switches.

  17. Karen says:

    lights for an old rotary phone displaying incoming calls and hold

  18. MARILYNN BELL says:


  19. Art says:

    appear to be lighted push button covers

  20. haslem says:

    switch button covers

  21. Norma says:

    Some kind of lens covers

  22. Donna says:

    Lights indicators for a stud finder

  23. Rita says:

    Knobs for an old radio.

  24. Alchemist62 says:

    Push buttons for an old Philco radio.


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