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. Michael A. Vestuto says:

    Great tool for saving your time and your tools. We all want to clean our tools after using them, but who wants to spend the time. Toss them in with the Pro, and just wipe them off. Satisfaction!

  2. Carl R Carlson says:

    A money or chip cup from a players postion on the poker table. Their turned upside down in the picture, tuned right side up the lip keeps them from falling thru. Now thats a wild guess.

  3. Daniel says:

    Lights for a circuit board

  4. RichfromAtlanta says:

    Look like buttons to an antique radio or TV

  5. LynnHelbe says:

    hold buttons on a telephone

  6. karen says:

    car battery post covers

  7. jpt says:

    Indicator light lenses

  8. Stephen Johnson says:

    My guess is push buttons for a vintage 30's-40's radio

  9. Brandon G says:

    some type of relays

  10. Deborah says:

    Lights for on/off switches

  11. mose says:

    Bakelite control knobs.

  12. CA Lewis says:

    Telephone buttons

  13. Denise says:

    push button covers

  14. Thomas Smith says:

    electrical relays

  15. donald says:

    light switch covers

  16. jeff says:

    no clue

  17. Teresa Y says:

    Look like lenses or covers to bulbs

  18. Brenda says:

    Push buttons

  19. kelley says:

    light switches

  20. richard says:

    it molds plastic

  21. debbie says:

    looks like a molding to make parts

  22. holly says:

    some kind of covers

  23. Lee says:

    The on / off button to my new bench top parts cleaner

  24. tom says:

    Looks like indicator lights for something, illuminated with a bulb inside. But mostly I need a parts washer so they can be whatever they want!

  25. nick says:

    dont know


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