Tool is a city in Henderson County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,240 at the 2010 census. Located on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake, it is a popular second home and retiree destination.
Tool is located in northwestern Henderson County at 32°16′50″N 96°10′22″W (32.280459, -96.172678), on the west side of Cedar Creek Lake. Texas State Highway 274 is the main road through the city, leading northwest 4 miles (6 km) to Seven Points and southeast 9 miles (14 km) to Trinidad. Athens, the Henderson county seat, is 24 miles (39 km) by road to the southeast of Tool.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.36%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,275 people, 1,006 households, and 682 families residing in the city. The population density was 630.6 people per square mile (243.3/km2). There were 1,416 housing units at an average density of 392.5 per square mile (151.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.56% White, 0.40% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races.