- See the tool category for a complete list of tools.
- "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")
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")