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. Elena says:

    siren covers

  2. Light covers for an old phone.

  3. Arlena Thomas says:

    electrical fuse

  4. Mary says:

    buttons from old phone

  5. chris s says:

    light bulbs

  6. Kathleen says:

    The red one looks like it has the reflection on a canning jar inside it. Other than that I don't have a clue.

  7. goldwing says:

    coffe makers ?

  8. Marty says:

    Cherry and Chocolate thing-a-majigs

  9. Kathey says:

    Look like some sort of light covers, or covers of sorts. :) :)

  10. jon says:

    Airport direction lights

  11. Linda Guymon says:

    These look like caps to put over the legs of furniture so it can be moved easily.

  12. Will B. says:

    Gonna go with old police lights that cops would reach out of their windows and put on top of their cars.

  13. Carol says:

    part of a GFCI breaker?

  14. Dan says:

    1940's tabletop cigarette lighters. The inside lighters are missing

  15. gardnernorth says:

    signal lens, where is the green.?

  16. Mike says:

    Lighted switch bezels for a gizmo or a gadget.

  17. Tammy DeGrazia says:

    Continuem Transfunctioner lol!

  18. Lil says:

    Pushbuttons for power washer. It's fun to check the guesses posted.

  19. Cat says:

    Refrigerator keepers

  20. Kelly says:

    Old wire nuts / connectors.

  21. Cat says:

    Vintage salt pepper shakers

  22. Tom M. says:

    Scroupian LED's.

  23. Terry Guerrini says:

    It probably looks like some kind of cover for some connecting wire for an electronic item


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