“It’s time to get tooled up,” the man said.
Taken out of context, the observer or eavesdropper might get the wrong idea about that bit of speech. At one time, “getting tooled up” meant tidying away one’s tools after the end of a day’s work. Nowadays it often refers to, as I’m sure you already know, carrying a weapon.
But then, I suppose a weapon is indeed a tool, a tool that does its own kind of tidying, a tidying some might say was messy – if that makes any sense.