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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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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
Mar 6

8:30am | 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
Mar 13

8:30am | 7:30c

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 8, 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

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 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 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 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
May 22

8am | 7c

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
Jun 12

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 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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