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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 and the Razor are prototyped from the Science Machine and the Luxury Axe, Regal Shovel and the Opulent Pickaxe 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.

Reign of Giants icon Reign of Giants[]

In the Reign of Giants DLC, the Hammer is able to be crafted right from the start of the game and doesn't require Rope.

Shipwrecked icon Shipwrecked[]

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

Don't Starve Together icon Don't Starve Together[]

In Don't Starve Together, the player can now craft Feather Pencils, Saddles, War Saddles, Glossamer Saddles, Brushes, Saddlehorns and Salt Licks in the Tools Tab.

Craftable Items and Structures[]

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

Placeholder Trivia[]

  • The Tools Tab icon is available for use on Steam as a chat emoticon.