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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 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
Mar 20

1:30pm | 12:30c

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.

Friday
Mar 20

2pm | 1c

Season 9, Episode 2

Combo Tools II

Cool Tools is all about multiple functions today, when host, Chris Grundy, checks out all the best stuff in multi-tools. Rockwell's BladeRunner, a precise saw from Exakt, tough tape that's Gorilla strong, and the newest additions to Leatherman lineup. We'll also head to the Echo factory in Illinois to find out how they put together their Pro Attachment Series.

Friday
Apr 3

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 8, 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

Season 8, 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

Season 9, 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

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.

Friday
Apr 17

8am | 7c

Season 8, 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

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.

Wednesday
May 20

4:30am | 3:30c

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 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 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
Sep 11

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
Jun 14

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
Jun 15

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
Jun 16

4:30am | 3:30c

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 17

4:30am | 3:30c

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.

Saturday
Jun 18

4:30am | 3:30c

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.

Sunday
Jun 19

4:30am | 3:30c

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