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. Trista Henderson says:

    Electrical components

  2. Peter pezanoski says:

    They are the push button on a old office phone

  3. Joe M says:

    a mold to cast electrical fuses

  4. Kelli says:

    Old electrical wire insulators.

  5. Ann Marie says:

    electrical fuses used inhigh power lines

  6. John Crowdis says:

    Classic phone buttons

  7. Maggie W says:

    An ambulance, of course.

  8. mose says:

    Shelf holding knobs.

  9. Suzanna H. says:

    insulators for electrical connectors (as if!)

  10. GregL1975 says:

    Push buttons on the bat phone.

  11. uholt says:

    telephone buttons

  12. Barry says:

    There is no scale, so it is impossible to tell how large [or small] these are – they could be the size of a thimble, or they could be size of my computer. I would guess they are obviously plastic covers for electrical switch board on alien space ship.

  13. Linda says:

    There is no scale, so it is impossible to tell how large [or small] these are – they could be the size of a thimble, or they could be size of my computer. I would guess they are obviously old buttons off of phones used in the military. The red was for an emergency or HOT Line to the Kremlin and linked to all the most important historical and political events in Russia

  14. Andrea N says:

    Plastic button and mold

  15. Angela Cash says:

    They look like some type of fuse.

  16. diana says:

    I have no idea. Perhaps a light cover.

  17. rono says:

    well, press my buttons!

  18. RON says:


  19. myaandmom says:

    electricall or telephone cover__

  20. bohicadave says:

    theyu are interchangable handles for screwdriver kit

  21. Deborah James says:

    plastic covers for the old switchboard phones that lit up.

  22. Jay says:

    They look like things that can't be guessed by simply looking at one photo.

  23. Bob Bates says:

    easy,they are the light covers off a ufo from roswell,n.m.

  24. James says:

    These are two fuses.


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