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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 .
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
Mar 13
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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.

Friday
Apr 3
8am | 7c
Season 8, 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
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.

Friday
Apr 10
8am | 7c
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
Apr 24
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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 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 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 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.

Friday
Sep 4
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

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