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. matt says:

    A shiny thing and a not so shiny thing

  2. ksmith637 says:

    fancy gum drop molds

  3. Diamond Healer says:

    telephone buttons

  4. auntiemom19 says:

    electric relay or some type of phone ground

  5. brhun says:

    They look like the push buttons on an old vintage floor model radio. Vintage 30's, 40's or early 50's?

  6. Paul says:

    Push buttons for some appliance or equipment. The red one is translucent so a back light will show thru when is it on.

  7. Mandi Park says:

    grips for scred drivers

  8. Cpierson says:

    On/Off Push button switches for an appliance

  9. Rick says:

    I give up on this one no clue lol

  10. Segturner says:

    Electrical button switches

  11. Karen Chislett says:

    Looks like handles to very short screwdrivers.

  12. Robert says:

    They look to be a type of electrical insulator. One is the mold ( brown one) and the other is a colored one that you can see through which would light up or or cover the insulator

  13. Steven Blaser says:

    One looks like a telephone busy notification button and the other looks like a telephone hold button.

  14. Chris says:

    Push buttons for something old. The Red one appears to have been a illuminated one.

  15. Richard says:


  16. Ken says:

    older style phone push buttons, like I used to have on an office phone 20 years ago

  17. T Kilgore says:

    Telephone push buttons is as good a guess as any.

  18. J Harris says:

    Lite indicator for a emergency vehicle or system

  19. Charles V says:

    Lights from a police car

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Could be anything

  21. Jessica H. says:

    Caution lite on a utility truck

  22. Mike G says:

    illuminated on button, and solid off button


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