Host Chris Grundy Demonstrates Over 100 Cool Tools During 7-Hour Programming Event
Cool Tools: Builders’ Show 2009 premieres Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. ET
June 8 is the Last Chance to Submit Entries for DIY Network’s Search for America’s Coolest Tool
With Father’s Day right around the corner, let DIY Network host and cool tool expert Chris Grundy guide you through his list of workshop must-haves and the latest in cutting-edge tool technology. Find the perfect power packed cool tool for your dad as Grundy demonstrates over 100 tools during the Cool Tools Father’s Day Gift Guide, Sunday, June 14, from 1-7 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for the premiere of the Cool Tools: Builders Show 2009 at 7 p.m. ET as Grundy and Matt Blashaw, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network’s Deconstruction and Project Xtreme, head to the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The show is not open to the public, so Grundy and Blashaw provide viewers a truly exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the latest in industry innovations.
And if you have an innovative tool or gadget, DIY Network wants to know. DIYNetwork.com and DIY Network’s primetime series Cool Tools have launched their first ever six-month search for America’s Coolest Tool. For your chance to win $10,000 and see your tool manufactured and unveiled on a one-hour special, Cool Tools Inventor’s Challenge, airing on DIY Network in late 2009, upload a video of your invention to www.diynetwork.com/cooltools by Monday, June 8.
The Cool Tools Father’s Day Gift Guide features tools fit for any home improvement project – and any budget, big or small. Find Father’s Day gift buying inspiration with these cool tools:
1 p.m. ET – Episode 301 “Yardwork”Fiskars Telescoping Pruner Stik: Never climb a ladder to prune your plants again. The lightweight Fiskars Telescoping Pruner Stik helps you safely and easily trim the highest branches without ever leaving the ground.
Price: Approx. $90
1:30 p.m. ET – Episode 302 “Better Basics”Roberts Roll-O Knife Universal Roller Knife: An innovative twist on a toolbox staple, the Roberts Roll-O Knife has a sturdy roller to let you glide over your roughest cuts.
Price: Approx. $30
2 p.m. ET – Episode 303 “Paint”Wagner Paint Crew Plus: With its 25-foot high pressure spray hose and power packed piston pump, this wheeled-cart paint sprayer will make you a painting professional.
Price: Approx. $200
2:30 p.m. ET – Episode 304 “Make the Cut”Black & Decker JS660 Jigsaw with Smart Select Dial: Choose from seven speed settings and take advantage of accu-bevel angle adjustment to make the perfect cut.
Price: Approx. $65
3 p.m. ET – Episode 305 “On the Move”Titan Exhaust Air Jack: Changing your tire has never been so easy. Using its own exhaust, the Titan Exhaust Air Jack takes only seconds to lift your vehicle.
Price: Approx. $120
3:30 p.m. ET – Episode 306 “Handyman”Prazi Drill Mate: Attach this device to your drill to instantly turn it into an industrial caulking gun.
Price: Approx. $80
4 p.m. ET – Episode 307 “Woodworking”Arbortech Power Chisel: Set your hammer aside and tackle rough work or detailed carvings with this amped up reciprocating chisel.
Price: Approx. $200
4:30 p.m. ET – Episode 308 “Hang Tight”Antex Pipemaster: Heat things up without a blowtorch. The Antex Pipemaster is perfect for soldering pipes quickly.
Price: Approx. $120
5 p.m. ET – Episode 310 “Measure Up”Swanson Speed Square: Get five tools – a tri-square, a miter square, a protractor, a line scriber and a saw guide – for the price of one.
Price: Approx. $25
5:30 p.m. ET – Episode 311 “Transformers”Prazi Beam Cutter: Turn your circular saw into a precision tool ideal for one pass cuts and rips.
Price: Approx. $150
6 p.m. ET – Episode 312 “Remodel”American International Heat-N-Strip: Forget scraping paint for hours on end. The 8″ Heat-N-Strip warms up your walls to make paint stripping quick and easy.
Price: Approx. $350
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