This subject is pretty broad… Wikipedia says that “A tool is an object used to extend the ability of an individual to modify features of the surrounding environment. Although many animals use simple tools, only human beings, whose use of stone tools dates back hundreds of millinnia, have been observed using tools to make other tools.

Webster says a tool is:

1a: a handheld device that aids in accomplishing a task

b(1): the cutting or shaping of a part in a machine or machine tool

(2): a machine for shaping metal 

2a: something (such as an instrument or apparatus) used in performing an operation or necessary in the practice of a vocation or profession

I love tools!! Things that over the years have helped our predecessors change the environment around them to suit their needs and wants. The other application was to use tools to make tools…..How cool!!! That is probably what I do most… use a tool to make a tool.

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