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Be True to Your Tool

Episode Number:057 / 3.08
Production Number:
Show Number:A356
Air Date:10 November 1993
Writer:Bruce Ferber
Director:Andy Cadiff
Taping Date:


Wes Davidson, the new president of Binford Tools, meets Tim after the show and shows him a new prototype of a reciprocating saw which he wants Tim to promote on Tool Time. When Tim takes it home and takes it apart, he discovers that it is an inferior and bad tool. So he doesn't want to promote it on the show, but when he and Al visit Wes, he tells Tim that he is able to cancel the show unless Tim promotes the saw. Jill says she will be behind Tim whatever solution he chooses. He comes up with an idea that saves both his job and stops production of the saw. The boys get to buy groceries for the first time and have found a good way to save money to buy luxuries.


Tim AllenasTim Taylor
Patricia RichardsonasJill Taylor
Earl HindmanasWilson
Zachery Ty BryanasBrad Taylor
Jonathan Taylor ThomasasRandy Taylor
Taran Noah SmithasMark Taylor
Richard KarnasAl Borland

Guest Cast

Debbe DunningasHeidi Keppert
Joel PolisasWes Davidson
Laura PachecoasSecretary


Producer Gayle S. Maffeo
Created byCarmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Matt Williams
Executive ProducersBob Bendetson, Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, Elliot Shoenman, Matt Williams
Supervising Producer Bruce Ferber
Consulting Producer Billy Riback
Co-ProducersFrank McKemy, Howard J. Morris
Creative Consultant Marley Sims
Executive Story Editor Rosalind Moore
Executive Consultant Tim Allen
Director of Photography Donald A. Morgan
Production Designer David Sackeroff
EditorsRoger Ames Berger, Marco Zappia
Associate Director Peter Filsinger
Stage Manager Shawn Shea
Original Music by Dan Foliart
Casting by Deborah Barylski, C.S.A.
Set Decorator Jeannie Gunn
Property Master Warren Shaffer
Script Supervisor Susan Straughn Harris
Production Coordinator Anthony Allegre
CostumersNicole Gorsuch, Valerie Laven-Cooper
Make-up Wendy J. Weiss
Hair Stylist Maria Valdivia
Opening Design by Geoffrey Nelson
Post Production Supervisor Jim Praytor
Technical Director Chris Donovan
Audio Klaus Landsberg
Video Bob Kaufmann
Based on the Stand-Up Comedy of TIM ALLEN
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Touchstone Television
Distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc.

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