Why would you assume a mind-link was possible with a mindless item? How can you quantify mindless as .5 of a mind? I can understand speculating that a mind link was possible with a sentient tool, but as far, there has been no verification that any of the tools are sentient.
I've half a mind to chastise you over that tautology.
You would chastise me over tautology?
Tautology (logic), a technical notion in formal logic, universal unconditioned truth, always valid
Chastise me for being right all you wish. Besides, "half a mind" is just trite phrase. No one has half a mind, unless there was some serious surgery involved.