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. DavenGa says:

    Lenses to cover the infrared LED of an older TV remote.

  2. alexander says:

    flashing alarms used on water pumps

  3. peg says:

    flashing alarms on machine

  4. shawn says:

    on off buttons for machine

  5. Chuck Feldmann says:

    Multi line phone buttons.

  6. J Crouch says:

    They look like some kind of molds, for what I haven't a clue.

  7. thebobW says:

    Cover for old fire alarm lights

  8. Rose M says:

    I think they're insulating caps for some sort of electrical part.

  9. Darrell R says:

    The emergency shut off switch on the flux capacitor.

  10. Cynthia Waldron says:

    Hold button covers for old phones…when you'd be placed on hold with no music…..LOL

  11. miaeli says:

    They look like the lights put in a casing on top of a police car.

  12. cheryl says:


  13. Susan P. says:

    Bakelite switches

  14. Aussie Dog says:

    Push buttons for something. The red one has some sort of light that shines through it.

  15. Alan C says:

    Remind me of relays from some of the equipment I used to work on. Probably not tho.

  16. John says:


  17. Crystal Locklear says:

    cups and spoons.

  18. Jeffrey says:


  19. Joe says:

    buttons, definitely buttons… or not.

  20. Susan Parker says:

    Chisel point protectors.

  21. terry gray says:

    electrical buttons

  22. terry gray says:

    electrical buttons'

  23. Robert Abramson says:

    Plastic switch buttons that fit in the prongs

  24. samytoz@yahoo.com says:

    i guess these are made of wax and may be used as plugs


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