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. sdwxo says:

    fuse covers

  2. Laura L. says:

    I say screwdriver handles.

  3. thejourneyandbeyond says:

    Electrical covers.

  4. George says:

    Duh, is a jello mold.

  5. John Howard says:

    They are telephone buttons.

  6. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Light covers for a clown car. I have no idea. Really they are probably some sort of Diod cover or electrical cover of some sort.

  7. Carol says:

    electrical caps

  8. makeroom says:

    These pushbuttons belong to a vintage radio.

  9. Ski says:

    Indicator lamp covers

  10. Pappy444 says:

    Monopoly pieces (hotels) that were rejected wen the game originally was introduced to the public.

  11. Howard L says:

    relay switches

  12. Carolann says:

    I'm going with the old Telephone button for the red one, but the other one looks like a yummy piece of caramel candy!

  13. Lisa says:

    don't know but I'll say cover for a button of some sort

  14. leo says:

    look like light covers

  15. AJ Linkous says:

    Getting harder all the time. No idea on these either.

  16. Samantha says:

    Fuse Covers

  17. Ben Horton says:

    Illuminated buttons for a multi-line telephone set.

  18. Blue Lady says:

    No a clue, this is a hard one

  19. Gary says:

    warning lights on a tower to warn aircraft

  20. Sahvik says:

    Old style electrical insulators made of glass.

  21. cynthia says:

    light up buttons for something

  22. Juan Muniz says:

    Flashing emergency lights.

  23. Mamacow2 says:

    LOL! These comments are funny! They look like either antique light board fuses or switchboard light up buttons of which this "antique" worked with. ;-)

  24. Randy says:

    Looks like some type of push bottoms.

  25. Samantha Bassett says:

    They belong to a switchboard!


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