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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 10

Renovate

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of tools for renovating. A combo tool that lets you plane and sand, handles to help carry awkward plywood and drywall, a railing that keeps you safe on the roof, and a trip to the Woodpeckers factory to see how they make their easy to use router tables. Plus, we're also heading to Maryland where Porter-Cable is showing us how they design and test all their latest tools.

Thursday
Mar 12

8:30pm | 7:30c

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 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
Mar 20

9:30am | 8:30c

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
Mar 20

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 9, Episode 13

In the Workshop

Host, Chris Grundy's got everything you need for the workshop today on Cool Tools. We're checking out Campbell Hausfeld's air compressor kit, sawhorse supports from Rockler, magnetic Tool Dots to organize your stuff, and handcrafted tool chests from Gerstner and Sons. Plus, we're heading to California, where a place called TechShop can help you build your dreams.

Friday
Mar 20

12pm | 11c

Season 10, Episode 12

Get Outside

Host, Chris Grundy, is tackling the great outdoors, with all kinds of tools for working outside. A dethatcher that can bring your lawn back to life, one simple step that makes shoveling easy, a handy cart for all kinds of jobs, and an all-in-one tool from Mantis that digs, plows, aerates, and scrapes! Plus, we're heading to the Council Tool factory in North Carolina, where we're finding out how they make their premium Velvicut axe.

Thursday
Mar 26

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 8, Episode 1

That's Sharp

Cool Tools is all about tools of the trade today. Any trade, any job, host, Chris Grundy, has the gadgets you need. Drywall stilts that let you go ladder free, an inspection scope from Ryobi, Porter-Cable's Quik Jig, and the newest linemen's pliers straight from the Channellock factory. Plus, if you like antiques, we're going to Camp Hill, Pennsylvania for one sweet tool auction.

Thursday
Apr 2

8pm | 7c

Season 8, 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.

Thursday
Apr 9

8pm | 7c

Season 8, 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.

Thursday
Apr 16

8pm | 7c

Season 2, 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

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!

Thursday
May 21

8pm | 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.

Thursday
Jun 4

8:30pm | 7:30c

Season 10, Episode 10

Renovate

Host, Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of tools for renovating. A combo tool that lets you plane and sand, handles to help carry awkward plywood and drywall, a railing that keeps you safe on the roof, and a trip to the Woodpeckers factory to see how they make their easy to use router tables. Plus, we're also heading to Maryland where Porter-Cable is showing us how they design and test all their latest tools.

Friday
Sep 18

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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