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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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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

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

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.

Thursday
Apr 2

8:30pm | 7:30c

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 3

9am | 8c

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

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

Episode 9

Innovations

We're talking ingenuity today on Cool Tools, when host, Chris Grundy, checks out all kinds of sweet new innovations. We've got Rockwell's Jawstand, a reel mower from Fiskars, a lightweight, yet powerful circ saw, and a trip to the Bosch Tool School to see how the pros keep up with all the newest stuff. Plus, we'll head to the Makers Faire in California, to see a festival full of innovation!

Friday
Apr 3

10:30am | 9:30c

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

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

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

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.

Thursday
Apr 9

8:30pm | 7:30c

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

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.

Thursday
Apr 16

8:30pm | 7:30c

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!

Thursday
Apr 23

8pm | 7c

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
Apr 23

8:30pm | 7:30c

Episode 1

Workshop

Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for around the workhop. A lightweight ratchet that lets you go cordless, custom storage to keep everything in its place, a compressor that's powerful, yet quiet, and a trip to the Delta factory to find out how they're making their newest radial arm saw. Plus, we're checking out a club in Denver, where membership gets you access to the professional equipment you always wished you had.

Thursday
Apr 30

8pm | 7c

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

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.

Thursday
May 7

8pm | 7c

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
May 7

8:30pm | 7:30c

Episode 1

Workshop

Chris Grundy, is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for around the workhop. A lightweight ratchet that lets you go cordless, custom storage to keep everything in its place, a compressor that's powerful, yet quiet, and a trip to the Delta factory to find out how they're making their newest radial arm saw. Plus, we're checking out a club in Denver, where membership gets you access to the professional equipment you always wished you had.

Friday
May 8

9am | 8c

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
May 8

9:30am | 8:30c

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
May 8

10am | 9c

Episode 7

Odd Jobs

Host, Chris Grundy is checking out all kinds of cool, new tools for the odd jobs around your house. A multi-tool for sanding and cutting, foam sealant that repels pests, an easy way to patch up drywall, and the new specialist line from WD-40. Plus, we'll take a trip to the Purdy factory in Portland, to see how they make their premium paintbrushes.

Friday
May 8

10:30am | 9:30c

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
May 8

11am | 10c

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
May 8

11:30am | 10:30c

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
May 8

12pm | 11c

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