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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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Episode 4

Mega Machines II

Cool Tools is getting supersized when, host, Chris Grundy, checks out some of the biggest, baddest tools you'll ever see. We'll check out the mega machines that mine gold, move trees, groom the ski slopes, and demolish buildings. Plus, we're getting dirty in Las Vegas when we slide behind the wheel at Dig This!

Friday
Apr 3

9:30am | 8:30c

Episode 6

Store It/ Clean It

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all the best stuff to help you stay clean and organized. Festool's mobile work center, the Vac N' Vac from Shop Vac, a fun way to color code your tools, and Cold Jet's cleaning system that works with dry ice. Plus, we're heading to the Pelican factory to see how they put together one tough tool chest.

Friday
Apr 3

10am | 9c

Episode 9

Innovations

We're talking ingenuity today on Cool Tools, when host, Chris Grundy, checks out all kinds of sweet new innovations. We've got Rockwell's Jawstand, a reel mower from Fiskars, a lightweight, yet powerful circ saw, and a trip to the Bosch Tool School to see how the pros keep up with all the newest stuff. Plus, we'll head to the Makers Faire in California, to see a festival full of innovation!

Friday
Apr 3

10:30am | 9:30c

Episode 10

Yard

Host, Chris Grundy is getting it done in the yard today on Cool Tools. We've got a cordless pole saw from Earthwise, Ryobi's lithium ion Chainsaw, all kinds of gadgets from Garden Weasel, and a factory visit to Weed Eater, to see how they put together a tight turn mower for small lawns. We'll also find out how Ames True Temper is putting a new twist on the classic wheelbarrow.

Friday
Apr 3

11am | 10c

Episode 11

Rescue Tools

Today on Cool Tools, host Chris Grundy is checking out all kinds of stuff that could save your life. We'll put out fires, cut open cars, survive avalanches, and find out how Channellock is making their very own rescue tool in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Friday
Apr 3

11:30am | 10:30c

Episode 2

Around the House

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy is helping out around the house with all kinds of stuff for the home. We're checking out a hands-free flashlight from Joby, Channellock's ratchet wrench, an impact driver for getting in tight spaces, and the newest stapler from the Arrow factory. Plus, we'll roll out all the facts on duct tape at the Duck Brand factory in North Carolina.

Friday
Apr 10

8am | 7c

Episode 4

Extended Reach

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's got everything you ned for getting to all those hard to reach places. We're checking out a hose for tough drain clogs, the Silky Hayauchi pole saw, and Dyson's newest crevice tool. We'll also head to the Werner and Loggerhead factories to see how they're making ladders and multi-tools.

Friday
Apr 10

8:30am | 7:30c

Episode 3

Measuring Tools

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for your measuring needs. A rugged distance measurer from Lecia, M.Power's Perfect Butt, a sprinkler system that tracks the weather, and the newest Bosch wall scanner. Plus, we're heading to the Empire factory in Wisconsin to find out how they make one of the best levels in the business.

Friday
Apr 17

8am | 7c

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
Apr 17

8:30am | 7:30c

Episode 4

Mega Machines II

Cool Tools is getting supersized when, host, Chris Grundy, checks out some of the biggest, baddest tools you'll ever see. We'll check out the mega machines that mine gold, move trees, groom the ski slopes, and demolish buildings. Plus, we're getting dirty in Las Vegas when we slide behind the wheel at Dig This!

Friday
Apr 24

8am | 7c

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
Apr 24

8:30am | 7:30c

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
May 1

8am | 7c

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
May 1

8:30am | 7:30c

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
May 8

8am | 7c

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
May 8

8:30am | 7:30c

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
May 15

8am | 7c

Episode 3

Working with Wood

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy is checking out everything you need for your woodworking projects. We've got Festool's newest sander, an aerosol wood stain, Nomar clamp pads, and all kinds of saw blades from Diablo. Plus, we're heading to the Elmer's factory in North Carolina to find out what's new with their Wood Glue Max.

Friday
May 15

8:30am | 7:30c

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.

Wednesday
May 20

4:30am | 3:30c

Episode 14

Tools That Rule

Host Chris Grundy checks out a variety of tools that would make the perfect gift. From the tool novice to someone with a fully stocked workshop, there's something for everyone's wish list. Among the favorites: light-up hand tools for working in the dark, a combo toolbox and shop-vac, a drill that stops automatically when your screw is flush, a one-button laser measurer that's accurate at 50 feet, a ladder with a platform to hold you steady, a brand new axe design for control and speed, and a self feeding paint roller that makes paint jobs go faster than ever. Tons of great tool ideas whether you're buying gifts for your family, friends, or even yourself.

Thursday
May 21

4:30am | 3:30c

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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