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. Candi says:

    I'm not sure but they look like old telephone buttons, Bet my daughter who is a aircraft mechanic would know though :)

  2. jmagoteaux says:

    indicator light covers!

  3. Sarah says:

    electrical parts cover

  4. Debbii says:

    They are furniture leg caps.

  5. Herm Lamb says:

    radio innards from back when

  6. Mary J says:

    That was a difficult item to identify. The tool cleaner looks like a perfect gift for my husband as he's always repurposing something!

  7. Kelsie says:

    switch buttons

  8. pj243 says:

    maybe something to test for current ? maybe ?

  9. Matthew Hofbauer says:

    Self-sealing stem bolts? I have NO idea…

  10. liz says:

    call relay buttons

  11. kerri says:

    Pieces that fell off the flex capacitor? lol

  12. dave says:

    light covers to give a light bulb a certain color

  13. crup says:

    fuse covers

  14. tr15h64w says:

    OMG! I give up! FIRST guess – buttons from an old phone. Fact is…they're headache makers!
    This is a good one folks!

  15. jnt says:

    candle molds

  16. Lakerealtor79 says:

    They look like some kind of fuse cover to me…

  17. Tonia Washington says:

    these are used to put underneath your bed legs to give your bed more height

  18. vandyvirg says:

    I think they're emergency vehicle lights – red and amber

  19. Roberta Yost says:

    I'm not sure they look like covers for electric relays, But I sure could use the prize for my workshop.

  20. amycj says:

    phone lights

  21. Marty H says:

    Extra noses for Rudolph.

  22. Rjoros says:

    I believe they are stand offs of some sort or a plug.

  23. AngSRF says:

    Battery cover

  24. Susan Zack says:

    Looks like a cop car light


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