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MEET THE HOST

Chris Grundy

Tool expert and avid do-it-yourselfer Chris Grundy is living his dream working with tools and chillin' with other home improvement fanatics.

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About the show

Did you know there's a device that lets you carry a sheet of heavy plywood with just one hand? How about using your drill for everything from cleaning ducts to snipping sheet metal? What does "WD-40" stand for, and did you know there are more than 2,000 uses for it? Tool expert Chris Grundy answers these burning questions and more on Cool Tools. He also gives viewers an exclusive look at tools you may not even know about – from the tried and true to the latest and greatest – revealing insider tips and little-known techniques from the people who helped create them. If you like tools, you'll go nuts for Cool Tools.

Episodes

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Season 10, Episode 5

Seasonal

Host, Chris Grundy, is tackling all four seasons with tools for working in any kind of weather. A snow thrower that can handle the big storms, hassle-free fertilizer spreading, an easy way to gather up those fallen leaves, and a trencher that's not just for the pros! Plus, we're spending some time with the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association, where we're checking out some suped-up mowers that know how to kick some grass!

Friday
May 22

8am | 7c

Season 10, Episode 11

That's Handy

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of tools for the handyman. An oscillating multi-tool that has more options than ever, heavy duty work gloves with magnetic tips, a tool case for your pickup that holds more than you might think, and zero turn mowers from the folks at Snapper that make cutting the grass fun! Plus, we're taking a trip to Imperial Blades where they're making a titanium blade that'll cut through almost anything.

Friday
May 22

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 4

Hand Tools

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of hand tools. A brand new kind of caulk gun, six-in-one pliers, a pair of snips that can do it all, and artistic knives forged by hand in Montana. Plus, we'll also take a trip to the Johnson factory to see how they're making their bamboo levels.

Friday
May 29

8am | 7c

Season 9, Episode 5

Outdoor Tools

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's checking out everything you need for the great outdoors. We've got ergonomic tools for everything in your yard, a new Husqvarna chainsaw, and an attachment for safe cutting, easy weeding with the Fiskars Weed Eater, and a trip to Ohio to check out a snow plow for your SUV. Plus, we'll go to the Toro factory in Minnesota to see how they put together their TimeCutter.

Friday
May 29

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 8

On The Job

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of tools for use on the job. A work bench that adapts to any project, turning up the heat to help strip off paint, a bright light that won't fall down on the job, and a heavy duty tool chest, each one custom made at Lista. Plus, we're getting schooled at the Black and Decker University, where we're learning all about the past, present, and future of these revolutionary tools.

Friday
Jun 5

8am | 7c

Season 9, Episode 6

Renovation

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for your next remodel. Bosch's newest hammer drill, the Rapid Roller from Black and Decker, drywall tape that adds mud as you go, and a giant size bag to throw away all your remodeling debris. Plus, we're checking out the Craftsman Experience in Chicago.

Friday
Jun 5

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 6

Woodworking II

Host, Chris Grundy, is getting knotty with all kinds of tools for woodworking. Box clamps for the perfect square joint, a saw guide that protects your fingers, a portable router table that snaps together quick, and custom furniture making with the masters at Thos. Moser. We'll also head to Maine, where we'll see how Lie-Nielsen Toolworks is making a high-end specialty plane for shooting planes.

Friday
Jun 12

8am | 7c

Season 9, Episode 7

Cutting Tools

Host, Chris Grundy is looking sharp, because today, Cool Tools, is all about cutting. We've got a handsaw that rips fast, speedy hole saws from Lenox, Fiskars loppers that are light and strong, and all kinds of mower blades from the Oregon factory in Missouri. Plus, we're hanging out with Chainsaw Mama, and finding out how she makes her one of a kind chainsaw art.

Friday
Jun 12

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 7

Odd Jobs

Host, Chris Grundy is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for the odd jobs around your house. A multi-tool for sanding and cutting, foam sealant that repels pests, an easy way to patch up drywall, and the new specialist line from WD-40. Plus, we'll take a trip to the Purdy factory in Portland, to see how they make their premium paintbrushes.

Friday
Jun 19

8am | 7c

Season 9, Episode 8

Deck & Patio

We're getting outside today on Cool Tools, when host, Chris Grundy, checks out all kinds of stuff for your deck and patio. We've got a palm nailer from milwaukee, staining made easy with the DeckMate, Ridgid's Super Clamp, an all kinds of colorful hoses from Water Right. Plus, we're heading to Kentucky, where we're finding out how Thompson's WaterSeal makes some of the best stain in the business.

Friday
Jun 19

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 9

Get it Done

Host, Chris Grundy, is getting down to business with all kinds of tools to help you get the job done right. A chipper shredder for pulverizing yard waste, indexing pry bars that pry and smash, a quick fix for concrete repair, and a tough vise with no wiggle room from the folks at Wilton. Plus, we're visiting Velcro USA to get the scoop on the hook and loop.

Friday
Jun 26

8am | 7c

Season 9, Episode 9

Techie Tools

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of high tech gadgetry. A DeWalt camera that seeks out hot and cold, Craftsman's router with digital readout, a new circ saw with laser guide from Skil, and the ultimate layout tool, called the Cornerstone Classic. Plus, we're heading to the Lincoln Electric factory in Ohio, to check out one innovative welding machine.

Friday
Jun 26

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 1

Workshop

Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for around the workhop. A lightweight ratchet that lets you go cordless, custom storage to keep everything in its place, a compressor that's powerful, yet quiet, and a trip to the Delta factory to find out how they're making their newest radial arm saw. Plus, we're checking out a club in Denver, where membership gets you access to the professional equipment you always wished you had.

Friday
Jul 3

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 2

Classics

Host, Chris Grundy is checking out classic tools that have a modern twist. A torpedo level with light-up vials, ergonomic pliers angled for comfort, a garden hose that winds up by itself, and some new imports for woodworking at Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. Plus, we're taking a trip to Delta, to see what's new with their unisaw.

Friday
Jul 10

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 3

Special Projects

Host, Chris Grundy finds all the special tools you need for those special projects. A drywall sander that's dust free, cutting beams with a circ saw attachment, a log splitter that can handle the big stuff, and one hot plasma cutter for your shop. Plus, we'll take a trip to the Gibson factory in Montana, to see how they make their world famous acoustic guitars.

Friday
Jul 17

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 5

Seasonal

Host, Chris Grundy, is tackling all four seasons with tools for working in any kind of weather. A snow thrower that can handle the big storms, hassle-free fertilizer spreading, an easy way to gather up those fallen leaves, and a trencher that's not just for the pros! Plus, we're spending some time with the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association, where we're checking out some suped-up mowers that know how to kick some grass!

Friday
Jul 24

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 4

Hand Tools

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of hand tools. A brand new kind of caulk gun, six-in-one pliers, a pair of snips that can do it all, and artistic knives forged by hand in Montana. Plus, we'll also take a trip to the Johnson factory to see how they're making their bamboo levels.

Friday
Jul 31

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 8

On The Job

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of tools for use on the job. A work bench that adapts to any project, turning up the heat to help strip off paint, a bright light that won't fall down on the job, and a heavy duty tool chest, each one custom made at Lista. Plus, we're getting schooled at the Black and Decker University, where we're learning all about the past, present, and future of these revolutionary tools.

Friday
Aug 7

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 6

Woodworking II

Host, Chris Grundy, is getting knotty with all kinds of tools for woodworking. Box clamps for the perfect square joint, a saw guide that protects your fingers, a portable router table that snaps together quick, and custom furniture making with the masters at Thos. Moser. We'll also head to Maine, where we'll see how Lie-Nielsen Toolworks is making a high-end specialty plane for shooting planes.

Friday
Aug 14

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 7

Odd Jobs

Host, Chris Grundy is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for the odd jobs around your house. A multi-tool for sanding and cutting, foam sealant that repels pests, an easy way to patch up drywall, and the new specialist line from WD-40. Plus, we'll take a trip to the Purdy factory in Portland, to see how they make their premium paintbrushes.

Friday
Aug 21

7:30am | 6:30c

Season 10, Episode 9

Get it Done

Host, Chris Grundy, is getting down to business with all kinds of tools to help you get the job done right. A chipper shredder for pulverizing yard waste, indexing pry bars that pry and smash, a quick fix for concrete repair, and a tough vise with no wiggle room from the folks at Wilton. Plus, we're visiting Velcro USA to get the scoop on the hook and loop.

Friday
Aug 28

7:30am | 6:30c

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