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. Jay says:

    Electrical insulators.

  2. Sharron says:

    Telephone buttons

  3. kelley says:

    no idea

  4. jeff says:

    light switch covers

  5. donald says:

    no clue

  6. Lisa says:

    I am going with the crowd too. These could be buttons for a phone.

  7. Jeff Smith says:

    Light cover and battery holder for strobe warning light.

  8. keith says:

    flasher fuse

  9. Abby says:

    jello and pudding

  10. gerry says:

    electrical relays

  11. rono says:

    push buttons for electric switches

  12. I believe that they may be shelf pegs :)

  13. Gordo says:

    Button covers for old electrical/telephone equipment

  14. Barbara says:

    Ligths used on pole that goes on when you hit a switch.

  15. @DuckKaty says:

    pawns from a board game

  16. Shirley Mello says:

    I think they are some kind of fuse covers…

  17. Wendy says:

    Yeah that looks like a large jello and chocolate pudding mold and it's making me hungry

  18. Elliott Hall says:

    The two look like condensers for an automobile a/c system

  19. Holli Galovich says:

    They look like knobs for an old radio. The brown one for turning it off/on, as well as volume control and the red one lights up when it is turned on. :)

  20. barbara says:

    telephone buttons

  21. Teri says:

    elecrical fuse

  22. brownbear121954 says:

    from a old phone.

  23. Julian T says:

    The buttons that lite up.

  24. Charlie says:

    Ceramic/plastic Insulators


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