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TOOLS. The Massachusetts act of assembly of 1805, c. 100, which provided that "the tools of any debtor necessary for his trade and occupation, should be exempted from execution," was held to designate those implements which are commonly used by the hand of one man, in some manual labor necessary for his subsistence. The apparatus of a printing office, such as types, presses, &c. are not therefore included under the term tools. 13 Mass. Rep. 82; 10 Pick. 423; 3 Vern. 133; and see 2 Pick. 80; 5 Mass. 313.
     2. By the forty-sixth section of the act of March 2, 1789, 1 Story's Laws U. S. 612, the tools or implements of a mechanical trade of persons who arrive in the United States, are free and exempted from duty.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This want of tools made every work I did go on heavily; and it was near a whole year before I had entirely finished my little pale, or surrounded my habitation.
But when I had wrought out some boards as above, I made large shelves, of the breadth of a foot and a half, one over another all along one side of my cave, to lay all my tools, nails and ironwork on; and, in a word, to separate everything at large into their places, that I might come easily at them.
In the first place, I was four years making the tools I possess, and have been two years scraping and digging out earth, hard as granite itself; then what toil and fatigue has it not been to remove huge stones I should once have deemed impossible to loosen.
This same person, with almost incredible patience and perseverance, had contrived to provide himself with tools requisite for so unparalleled an attempt.
Bitter, bitter luck that the tools were ever brought there!
Not only do we see changes in the substrates or core materials but also in the variety of laminates and surface treatments themselves," said John Michel, director of Sales and Technical Services at Leuco Tool Corp.
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Other tool holding options such as shrink fit or hydraulic have proven to outperform mechanical collets.
Monte Carlo, as a computerized tool, changed that as the basis for probabilistic risk analysis.
The 12-member Eco-Industrial Committee, an arm of the GSDC, has been working to develop an initial database of 100 local businesses across a variety of sectors, whose locations, by-products and needs will then be plugged into an online mapping tool. More businesses are expected to participate as the project moves forward, with the tool allowing them to log in and add information themselves.
The instructor can also observe a student's progress using administrative tools. For example the "check progress" tool in WebCT provides instructors with dynamic statistical data on each student such as the number of times a student has accessed the course, the number of links a student visited, the number of messages posted, and the length of time a student has spent interacting with the course content.
Even with a preheated blank, compression molding in a conventional oil-heated tool reportedly would take much longer.