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. Dave Pool says:

    Toothbrush holders. One on right is before and left after cleaned in bench top pro. ;-)

  2. Gary says:

    pre led lights

  3. Mary says:


  4. John Y says:

    shoe polish tops

  5. Kirby says:

    Selector buttons from a vintage Western Electric multiline phone.

  6. Eileen Damon says:

    Power on, power off buttons

  7. Dr. Phil says:

    they are whatever you want them to be

  8. Eric says:

    screwdriver handles

  9. Tammy says:

    push button

  10. jan says:

    lids or covers to something to keep dirt and moisture out.

  11. k21417 says:


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  13. Casey H says:


  14. BARBARA says:


  15. martha says:

    plastic buttons or caps

  16. Elizabeth Bruckman says:

    The red one looks like it has a light. The other one (on the right) doesn't. So, push the one on the right and then the red one lights up! Maybe used on an old telephone circuit?

  17. Sherry Humphreys says:

    It looks like safty caps to cover some electric connections

  18. Lili bakan says:

    Boxes to store nails

  19. cheryl losey says:

    something to do with electrical lines

  20. Amos says:

    Old Phone Lines.

  21. JACK M says:

    these are shirt buttons for the jolly red giant

  22. skris22 says:

    siren light

  23. Rick Brown says:

    Looks like insulators on utility pole

  24. kathy fluta says:

    hold buttom covers for a old phone


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