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Tool expert and avid do-it-yourselfer Chris Grundy is living his dream working with tools and chillin' with other home improvement fanatics.

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 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 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 9, Episode 12

Kitchen & Bathroom

Today on Cool Tools, host, Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for your kitchen and bathroom projects. The newest Scooba from iRobot, Amba's towel warmer, a jack that makes toilet repairs a cinch, and all kinds of innovations from Delta faucet. Plus, we're visiting the Concrete Seven factory to see how they make their custom countertops and vanities.

Friday
Mar 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Friday
Mar 20
2:30pm | 1:30c
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 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
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 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.

Friday
May 8
8am | 7c
Season 10, 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
Jul 3
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.

Friday
Jul 10
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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
Aug 14
7:30am | 6:30c

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