Tools are items, normally used to speed up the progress of mining, breaking blocks, or farming. However, each tool has a different use.

Different tools

There are currently 6 different tools:

Each of these tools can be created using Sticks, and either Wooden Planks, Cobblestone, Iron Ingots, Gold Ingots or Diamonds, with the exception of shears which uses 2 iron ingots alone. Tools can be repaired on an Anvil using Experience and the material used (not the sticks).


  • It is worth noting that some blocks, such as Obsidian, require a specific type of tool (in this case a Diamond pickaxe) to break in order to get the broken block in the inventory.
  • Two tools of the same type and tier can be crafted together to combine their durabilities, plus 5% of the original durability. The enchantments will not be preserved unless an anvil is used.
  • If you use a tool for a different use than intended, it will lower the durability by 2 points instead of one.
  • Wooden tools can be used to smelt items, smelting half an item per tool.
  • Iron and gold tools can be smelted to obtain one iron or gold nugget, respectively.


For your weapons, tools and armour, do you use...

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