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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.

All About Grundy

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 9, Episode 1

Finished

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy, is all about finish work. We're checking out the Kreg Crown Pro, a tough tool bag for all your stuff, Red Devil's color changing caulk, and low VOC paint at the Dunn Edwards factory in Phoenix, Arizona. Plus, we're heading to Stiletto to see how they make, and test their tools.

Friday
Mar 20

9am | 8c

Season 9, Episode 11

Handyman II

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for the handyman. A multi-drive wrench from Kobalt, Milwaukee's M18 Hackzall, a sharpening system for your tools and knives, and a slew of pink tools for the handywoman of the house. Plus, we'll head to Connecticut, where Bostitch is putting a new twist on their Hurriquake nails.

Friday
Mar 20

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 1, Episode 14

Cool Tools Takes It Outdoors

Host Chris Grundy samples all kinds of tools to help get chores done outdoors. He checks out a battery mower for small lawns and a top of the line ride-on mower for big acreage. Also, a chainsaw you can carve with, a tool bag with light up handles, a ride-on cart for gardening, ear muffs that let you listen to music while you work, and a battery backpack that gives you more run time than ever. A visit to the Green Industry and Equipment Expo in Kentucky shows off power equipment for big landscape projects.

Friday
Mar 20

2:30pm | 1:30c

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.

Thursday
Apr 30

8pm | 7c

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.

Thursday
May 7

8pm | 7c

Season 1, Episode 14

Cool Tools Takes It Outdoors

Host Chris Grundy samples all kinds of tools to help get chores done outdoors. He checks out a battery mower for small lawns and a top of the line ride-on mower for big acreage. Also, a chainsaw you can carve with, a tool bag with light up handles, a ride-on cart for gardening, ear muffs that let you listen to music while you work, and a battery backpack that gives you more run time than ever. A visit to the Green Industry and Equipment Expo in Kentucky shows off power equipment for big landscape projects.

Thursday
May 7

8:30pm | 7:30c

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.

Thursday
May 14

8pm | 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.

Thursday
May 21

8:30pm | 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.

Thursday
May 28

8pm | 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.

Thursday
May 28

8:30pm | 7:30c

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.

Thursday
Jun 18

8:30pm | 7:30c

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 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

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.

Tuesday
Mar 15

4:30am | 3:30c

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.

Wednesday
Mar 16

4:30am | 3:30c

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.

Thursday
Mar 17

4:30am | 3:30c

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