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. Kathryn C says:

    siren light covers for police cars back in the 60's

  2. ed sindelar says:

    water valve protectors

  3. Kevin says:

    I'd have to go with phone buttons too.

  4. Darlene says:

    Vintage multi-line telephone buttons

  5. Conrad says:

    It's a switch cover for protection.

  6. gerry says:

    led cover

  7. thepittsmn says:

    Some kind of fuses

  8. carolyn.w says:

    no clue

  9. tim says:

    old fuses

  10. donna w says:

    buttons to something?

  11. alice6100 says:

    old phone buttons

  12. izy1 says:


  13. Gene Dauster says:

    LED lighted push buttons. ?

  14. Mark says:

    old oil filter

  15. Christopher Tobin says:

    buttons For a device mankind made!

  16. gerry says:

    relay for a car.

  17. Teri says:

    Enter textRelays right here!

  18. Kevin says:

    Buttons for something

  19. Marian says:

    An alarm system

  20. Brooks says:

    Resistor for low voltage wiring

  21. Gale says:

    Plastic covers

  22. Sim says:

    Elderly illuminated switch button covers

  23. Amos says:

    Old Phone Buttons.

  24. Marie Cornelius says:

    covers for a battery


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