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Tools are objects that can be used for the purposes of
measurement, construction, demolition, assembly, disassembly,
cutting, carving, drilling, digging, or otherwise manipulating a material.

Magical tools are like the aforementioned tools,
but have some additional magical ability,
such as a magical shovel that can dig to China.

Gerald Gardner, or the New Forest Coven that preceded him,
invented the meme of insanely calling ritual objects "tools",
in imitation of Freemasonry, which uses actual tools.
Even to this day, wiccans continue to use that insane
word usage, rather than discarding it.