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. CTLane says:

    Push button covers.

  2. martha says:

    plastic buttons

  3. shelley W says:

    The lights from an old cop car…ha

  4. jwfrt2k says:

    I've already left a cooment guessing that they are the button cover from an old multi-line phone. Commenting again because I was not "signed-in," not sure if that is neccesary or not to "enter the drawing. so…

  5. jwfrt2k says:

    they look like they could be the buttons, or covers for the buttons, off of an old telephone. The button you had to press to switch lines or put on hold a call. The lit up if someone was connected tot the line.

  6. Harleyfire says:

    Relay cover

  7. d armbruster says:

    lights to signal something

  8. Alex McDonald says:

    Push button covers.

  9. Ronnie Schwartz says:

    bakelite strippers' pasties

  10. Betty says:

    end caps for wiring

  11. Philip Lawrence says:

    Buttons on an office intercom telephone to indicate when lit that a call is on hold or a message was left.

  12. Gabriel R says:


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  14. natasha says:

    it's for a tool.

  15. tomok says:

    Philco Radio Pushbuttons, 1941
    wine and brown

  16. flieslow says:

    push buttons for ……?

  17. Denny says:

    buttons from an old phone

  18. Christy says:

    insulators ?

  19. HandyMike says:

    Hi-Tech thingamabobs for use on non-stelth gagets

  20. bluebird says:


  21. Shawna says:

    Looks sorta like an electric thingy that goes in the fuse box. Thats my awesome two cents ;)

  22. Tam says:

    Knobs for old electronics

  23. Deannda S says:

    Push buttons?

  24. David says:

    Look like toggle buttons from a old sound board maybe.

  25. Mary says:

    There are buttons for an old radio


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