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"How many times do I have to tell you? The right tool for the right job."
- Montgomery Scott (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

A tool is a device that provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a task or enables the accomplishment of a task not otherwise possible. A wielder of a tool was called an artisan. (TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?")

People were sometimes used as tools, sometimes against their will or without their knowledge. In 2266, Lenore Karidian lamented that Captain Kirk used her as a tool against her father, Anton Karidian. (TOS: "The Conscience of the King")

In 2267, Captain Kirk noted that Korob could do with his mind what Humans could only do with tools, such as alter matter. (TOS: "Catspaw")

Hodin commented that the only tool diplomacy has is language. (TOS: "The Mark of Gideon")

In 2370, Alixus commented that the human body was a powerful tool and was capable of accomplishing much without technology. (DS9: "Paradise")

During his construction of a replica of a Bajoran lightship in 2371, Commander Benjamin Sisko explained to Chief Miles O'Brien that he wanted to use the same tools the ancient Bajorans had. (DS9: "Explorers"

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