I used to make a distinction between makers & scientists etc.. After an occasional discussion with Dad, I think I'm slightly changing my mind.
The way/method/technique in which a certain type of knowledge/tool/technology is used to solve a problem (which is what "makers" do) is, per se, a piece of new knowledge. It could also be understood as new insight into how to use tools to solve problems.
In this way, the same action may simultaneously be rightfully considered as both an act of putting knowledge to use, and an act of creating knowledge.
Therefore, "using your tools" could still be a way to produce new knonledge - but use them well.