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DIY Cool Tools Holiday Blitz Nov 2010





Sketch-it host Kara shows DIY Cool Tools host Chris Grundy how easy the Sketch-it clipboard works.


DIY Cool Tools Host Chris Grundy presenting Sketch-it for the camera.




DIY Cool Tools TV host Chris Grundy showing the camera audience that even he can draw straight lines with his eyes closed using Sketch-it.


DIY Network's Cool Tools Checks Out the Latest and Greatest Tools at the Hardware Show

New Episodes of Cool Tools Debut Thanksgiving Week


NEW YORK – November 15, 2010 – DIY Network’s Cool Tools host and tool expert Chris

Grundy takes a look at over 850,000 sq. ft. of the latest and greatest cool tools at The Hardware

Show in Las Vegas.. Tune in to Cool Tools: Hardware Show 2010 premiering Thursday, Nov. 25

at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET and Friday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. ET during DIY

Network’s third annual two-day marathon: Cool Tools Holiday Blitz.


Grundy gives viewers an exclusive look at tools* – the tried and true -- in the network’s popular

primetime series, Cool Tools, revealing insider tips from the people who helped create them. Tool

and gadget gurus, along with their friends and family, do not want to miss this holiday shopping

guide during DIY Network’s Thanksgiving Week marathon. Have friends who could use a hand

while they work? Check out the tools* featured in this episode:


Hole Pro Adapter & Shield: A supersized hole-cutter that’s heavy duty and comes equipped with

depth control.Price: Approx. $100

Hole Pro Stucco Hole Saw: This tool can fit into tight places and makes clean cut holes every time.

Price starts at $30

Swanson Lightning Level: This industrial strength level is both durable and accurate and is lit by

LED lights so you can see exactly what you’re measuring.Price starts at $30

Benchmark Table: This tool is compact and durable. It has nine different cutting paths that run along

a grid system and several clamping options.Price: Approx. $300

Sketch-It: This micro-grid clipboard ensures you’ll draw straight lines every time.


Bosch 12 Volt Pocket Driver: The smallest and most powerful screwdriver on the market. Weighing

under 2-lbs. this tool has 350 to 1,300 RPM and 20 clutch settings.Price: Approx. $130

Craftsman Nextec Circ. Saw: This tool is both quick and clean so you’ll get the job done right.

Price: Approx. $60

Might-D-Light: With 80 LED lights, this light configures to any shape for any space.

Price: Approx. $45

Exact Mini Saw: A saw that can cut just about anything besides glass and is both precise and

lightweight.Price: Approx. $130

Exakt Sander Planer: A sander that can sand from 1 to 50 layers of material.

Price: Approx. $160

Gladiator Garageworks Bamboo Workbench: Stronger than steel. This workbench is sturdy,

versatile and environmentally friendly.Price: Approx. $300

Snap-On Box Vac: This tool is heavy duty and provides a secure place for all your tools with 200 air

watts.Price: Approx. $100

Boomerang Retractable Tools: The only retractable tools on the market that attach to your belt

buckle so you’ll never lose them.Price starts at $40

Worx Electric Chainsaw: A lightweight and powerful chainsaw with auto-tension and an auto-oiler

to keep your saw working smooth the entire time.Price: Approx. $100

Woodman Tools SkatePlate: This tool attaches to your circular saw and makes it easy to make

straight cuts faster than ever. With its carbon fiber material, it ensures that it won’t bend during use.

Price: Approx. $70

Kreg Deck Jig: With this deck jig and a few simple tools you already own, you can create a

beautiful and functional deck surface, completely free of exposed fasteners and painful splinters.

Price: Approx. $100

Easy Green Lawn Paint: The environmentally safe way to make your lawn look great all-year long.

Price: Approx. $30

Scotch Edgelock Tape: Edge-Lock Technology keeps the paint out and produces straighter and

sharper paint lines.Price: Approx. $10

Giani Counter Top Paint: A granite countertop finish that's beautiful and safe for your family.

Price: Approx. $50

U-Stripe It: Forget the ruler, pencil and level; this tool is your answer to straight stripes without the

fuss.Price: Approx. $40

Skil Floor Saw: Lightweight, innovative, and compact this flooring saw cuts solid, engineered and

laminate flooring with ease.Price: Approx. $160

General Tools Power Screwdriver: Ideal for ultra-delicate applications such as computer and

electronics repair, hobbies and crafts.Price: Approx. $30

Proxxon Disc Sander: This tool uses a disc that's only 5 inches in diameter, but it packs a lot of

versatility, power and precision into its small size.Price: Approx. $240

JLG Lift Pod: No need for a ladder, this lift pod is both lightweight and portable and extends up to 8

ft. in height.Price: Approx. $2,000

Adjustable Door Hinge: Whether it sticks side-to-side, in-or-out, on the bottom or even the top, the

original adjustable door hinge can make it stop.Price: Approx. $7

One 2 Flush: The first U.S.-assembled water conservation product can help your family save

thousands of gallons of water a year every time you flush your toilet.Price: Approx. $30

Acadiana Tools Compass Guide: The only measuring tape you will ever need. It has a built in guide

for perfect measurements every time.Price: Approx. $20

SOG Power Assist Multi-Tool: The first multi-tool in the world to house not just one, but two SOG

assisted technology blades.Price: Approx. $120

Ridgid JobMax: Compact and powerful, this is the most versatile tool system on the market.

Price: Approx. $100

Dremel Trio: The multi-purpose cutting bit included with this tool lets you cut a variety of materials

using only one bit. Price: Approx. $100


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