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. Don Gabriel says:


  2. Jeff says:

    These are buttons from an old multi line phone. One is a hold and the other looks, like a line 2 button.

  3. Kimberly says:

    A clock of sorts.

  4. Chris Ann says:

    buttons for vintage multi-line phone ie. like what receptionists used.

  5. Floyd says:

    Pencil sharpener

  6. [...] enter last week’s Toolsday’s giveaway, you had to identify two plastic-looking, octagon-shaped thingies. We had an interesting variety of answers, everything from UFO warning lights, to old telephone [...]

  7. nicholeati says:

    phone buttons

  8. Cat says:

    Old telephone buttons.

  9. Mike says:

    push button

  10. Daniel Roth says:

    light switch buttons

  11. John B says:

    They could be for so many different things, so lets go with a switchboard as a popular choice

  12. Gryphon says:

    I believe those are buttons, probably used on a phone or switchboard.

  13. haslem says:

    switch covers

  14. Wayne says:

    Push buttons

  15. Jennifer B. says:

    part of fuses

  16. Russell Ivie says:

    electrical insulators for telephone poles.

  17. nick says:

    the nose on the guy on the "Operation" game

  18. JAmes says:

    They seem to be phone buttons, but I'm not really sure!

  19. kandy says:

    don't know

  20. Aprie says:

    Some kind of fuse

  21. Ken says:

    Push buttons on a switch

  22. Don Gabriel says:


  23. Celeste says:

    Buttons for an old switchboard

  24. Poppy says:

    From an old ice cream shop…used to dispense cherry topping and carmel topping


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