Tools Tab

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Tools are some of the first Items that can be Crafted. They are used to harvest new types of resources which cannot otherwise be obtained. The Axe is often the first Tool to be made, which allows Trees to be chopped down for Logs. Tools are equipped in the hand slot (except the razor) and are used to perform actions that cannot be done by hand (such as Mining with the Pickaxe), and some multitask. Most Tools can also be used as weapons during the first few days before better ones are obtained. The Tools Tab with the crossed Axe and Pickaxe icon on the left-hand side of the screen lists which Tools can currently be crafted. The Axe and the Pickaxe are available from Day 1 while the others must first be prototyped with a Science Machine. The Shovel, Hammer, Pitchfork, Razor and the Feather Pencil are prototyped from the Science Machine. Luxury Axes, Regal Shovels and Opulent Pickaxes, as well as all Items required to domesticate and ride Beefalo, are prototyped from the Alchemy Engine.

All tools have durability (except the Razor) which determines how many times they may be used before breaking. The Luxury Axe, Regal Shovel, and Opulent Pickaxe are special versions which have 4 times greater durability than their normal counterparts.

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In all DLCs, the Hammer is craftable right from the start of the game and requires Cut Grass instead of Rope.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, the player can craft Machetes and Luxury Machetes in the Tools Tab.

In the Hamlet DLC, both Machetes and Luxury Machetes are also available, alongside Shears.

Craftable Items and Structures

The following items and structures can be crafted in the Tools Tab:

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  • The Tools Tab icon is available for use on Steam as a chat emoticon.
  • Feather Pencils, Saddlehorns, Brushes, Salt Licks, and all kinds of Saddles were first exclusively introduced to Don't Starve Together in A New Reign. They were later added to the Tools Tab in Don't Starve in the Quality of Life update.