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. Allene M. says:

    Caps for something electrical

  2. david bugajski says:

    push buttons from a phone
    the red is a flashing on-hold button
    the other is a transfer call button

  3. sschevy says:

    Something that holds fuses.

  4. Becky says:

    off and on button covers

  5. TOM says:

    phone buttons sounds plausible

  6. Blanca A. Figueroa says:

    I think there fuse covers.

  7. Kenny says:

    Flux capacitor

  8. Sonia Rivera says:

    red lights for a tow truck

  9. shylo57 says:

    pushbuttons for old telephones

  10. Rhonda Bryan says:

    push buttons

  11. cynthia mahoney says:

    fuse box

  12. Jessica says:

    covers for electrical relays

  13. Shannon B says:

    covers for something electrical?

  14. Arkie Grandma says:

    I don't know but would love to turn them over and make flower vases out of them. :-)

  15. bobbi says:

    I think they are fuses

  16. Mark C. says:

    As someone else already also posted, it really would help if you could put some other known object in these pictures in order to give a sense of scale to the object. Just a suggestion. These two objects appear to be red and amber lenses to go over a bulb but for what I'm unable to guess due to not having any idea of the size.

  17. mose says:

    New age gaming cups for liars dice.

  18. Juan Muniz says:

    Cover for a flashing light

  19. JACK says:

    On Switch light showing a tool was in operation.

  20. Al R says:

    switch covers

  21. tony says:

    Lighted off/on push button

  22. Patricia Lynn says:

    covers for electric wire connectors

  23. Andrew King says:

    push buttons for some kind of switch

  24. Lonny says:

    Electrical connection insulators

  25. Korrine says:

    Electrical connection insulators


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