confusion in nomenclature
I'm not attempting to make anybody feel bad, I'm just offering this as an example of my understanding of what words I use and what they mean to me.
When I see the word tools, I think of simple things like hammers, saws, chisels, screwdrivers, framing squares, axes, mallets, shovels, hoes, rakes, brooms, dustpans, awls, plumbobs, augers, sanding blocks, sharpening stones and hones, scrapers, benches, tables, cleats, scorps, drawknives, spokeshaves, and levels.
When I see the word machines, things are more complex, like planes, braces, pulleys, vises, mortisers, shaving horses, blocks and tackle, rotary drills, Yankee screwdrivers, and miter boxes.
When I see the words electically powered machines, I think of things that are yet more complicated, like circular saws, jig saws, routers, sliding compund miter saws, radial arm saws, bandsaws, jointers, planers, scroll saws, shapers, drill presses, table saws, belt sanders, lathes, and thickness planers.
Then there are pieces of equipment that do even more complex jobs, like tractors, manure spreaders, automobiles, road graders, forklifts, mobile cranes, pile drivers, rock crushers, central dust collectors, computers, and airplanes.
Such distinctions are helpful to me.
and it may not be worth the paper to line the birdcage.