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Todd Dills

Cool Tools

| November 27, 2007

The new TV series iCool Tools, Thursday nights on the DIY Network, is aimed at homeowners and not the maintainers of Class 8 trucks, but any do-it-yourselfer will enjoy learning about Thomas’ Liquid Stainless Steel; or Mechanix Glove Lights, with a built-in LED flashlight on the back of each glove; or the Bootie Butler, which automatically wraps your dirty shoe in plastic with one stomp, so that you won’t track up your house (or, if you’re really fastidious, your shop). Host Chris Grundy needs to chill, though. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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