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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 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.

Thursday
Mar 19

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 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
Mar 20

10am | 9c

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
Mar 20

11am | 10c

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
Mar 20

1pm | 12c

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.

Thursday
Apr 30

8:30pm | 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.

Thursday
May 14

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 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.

Thursday
May 28

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 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
Aug 7

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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