Tool belt

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For the tool belt used in Dungeoneering, see Dungeoneering/Tool belt.
Tool belt icon.png
Using the tool belt
The interface for configuring items stored on the tool belt

The tool belt is a utility belt available to all players that can be accessed in the Worn Equipment screen. It allows players to carry and access basic tools at any time without taking up space in their inventory. It was released on 6 December 2011 along with the Money pouch.

Items can be added to the tool belt by right-clicking on an item while it is in the player's inventory and selecting the Add-to-tool belt option. All non-quest items are automatically added to a players tool belt. Once the items are added, they remain there permanently (with the exception of pickaxes and mattocks) and therefore cannot be retrieved. Upon death, all items in the tool belt are kept. This is true even if the player dies in the Wilderness.

Because of the tool belt, players are now able to click on resources instead of having to use a tool on the resource. For example, players can click on a log to light it instead of using a tinderbox on every individual log. Alternatively, right-clicking on a log gives a list of other possible actions that can be used with the log.

If more than one type of tool can be used, players can choose which one to use

If an added tool has a level requirement higher than the current level, it will function as the highest levelled variant the player is able to use. Likewise dragon or crystal tools will function as a rune version on a free-to-play world. It is impossible to add a members-only tool to the tool belt on a free world.

Completely filling up the tool belt unlocks the title [Name] the Tool. When new tools are released, the title is relocked until the player adds the tools to their toolbelt.

Items that can be stored[edit | edit source]

See Category:Tool belt for a list of all items that can be added to the tool belt.

There are currently 74 item slots in the tool belt divided into 7 categories.

Augmented tools (pickaxes, hatchets, fishing rods, etc.) cannot be stored on the tool belt; players who wish to augment their tools for use with perks will have to wield the item or keep it in their inventory.

Tool belt contents
Tool Notes
Pickaxe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pickaxe Pickaxe
Hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hammer Hammer
Chisel.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chisel Chisel
Hatchet.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hatchet Hatchet
Knife.png: RS3 Inventory image of Knife Knife
Tinderbox.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tinderbox Tinderbox
Saw.png: RS3 Inventory image of Saw Saw
Pestle and mortar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pestle and mortar Pestle and mortar
Machete.png: RS3 Inventory image of Machete MacheteP2P icon.png Normal to Red topaz
Watch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Watch WatchP2P icon.png
Chart.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chart ChartP2P icon.png
Shears.png: RS3 Inventory image of Shears Shears
Noose wand.png: RS3 Inventory image of Noose wand Noose wand
Sextant.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sextant SextantP2P icon.png
Tongs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tongs TongsP2P icon.png Added automatically, discontinued outside the tool belt.
Enhanced grappling hook.png: RS3 Inventory image of Enhanced grappling hook Enhanced grappling hookP2P icon.png
Master thief's lockpick.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master thief's lockpick Master thief's lockpickP2P icon.png
Master thief's stethoscope.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master thief's stethoscope Master thief's stethoscopeP2P icon.png
Insect repellent.png: RS3 Inventory image of Insect repellent Insect repellentP2P icon.png
Steel key ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel key ring Steel key ringP2P icon.png
Incense burner.png: RS3 Inventory image of Incense burner Incense burnerP2P icon.png Added automatically, unobtainable outside of the tool belt.
Crayfish cage.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crayfish cage Crayfish cage
Fishing rod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fishing rod Fishing rod
Small fishing net.png: RS3 Inventory image of Small fishing net Small fishing net
Big fishing net.png: RS3 Inventory image of Big fishing net Big fishing netP2P icon.png
Fly fishing rod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fly fishing rod Fly fishing rod
Harpoon.png: RS3 Inventory image of Harpoon Harpoon
Lobster pot.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lobster pot Lobster pot
Barbarian rod.png: RS3 Inventory image of Barbarian rod Barbarian rodP2P icon.png
Needle.png: RS3 Inventory image of Needle Needle
Glassblowing pipe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Glassblowing pipe Glassblowing pipeP2P icon.png
Amulet mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Amulet mould Amulet mould
Bracelet mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bracelet mould Bracelet mould
Necklace mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Necklace mould Necklace mould
Ring mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ring mould Ring mould
Tiara mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Tiara mould Tiara mould
Ammo mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ammo mould Ammo mouldP2P icon.png
Bolt mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bolt mould Bolt mould
Holy mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Holy mould Holy mould
Unholy mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Unholy mould Unholy mouldP2P icon.png
Sickle mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Sickle mould Sickle mouldP2P icon.png
Chain link mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chain link mould Chain link mouldP2P icon.png
Rod clay mould.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rod clay mould Rod clay mouldP2P icon.png
Rake.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rake Rake
Seed dibber.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seed dibber Seed dibber
Spade.png: RS3 Inventory image of Spade Spade Can also be used for Treasure Trails
Gardening trowel.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gardening trowel Gardening trowel
Secateurs.png: RS3 Inventory image of Secateurs Secateurs Members can place magic secateurs on tool belt once obtained
Magic watering can.png: RS3 Inventory image of Magic watering can Magic watering canP2P icon.png
Slayer[notes 1]
Rock hammer.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rock hammer Rock hammerP2P icon.png
Salt shaker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Salt shaker Salt shakerP2P icon.png
Ice shaker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ice shaker Ice shakerP2P icon.png
Fungicide shaker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fungicide shaker Fungicide shakerP2P icon.png
Explosive shaker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Explosive shaker Super explosive shaker.png: RS3 Inventory image of Super explosive shaker (Super) explosive shakerP2P icon.png A super explosive shaker can be made by filling a super explosive flask from any Slayer Master with 100 rubium ore[notes 2]
Slayer bell.png: RS3 Inventory image of Slayer bell Slayer bellP2P icon.png
Crystal chime.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal chime Crystal chimeP2P icon.png Adding either the crystal chime or the chime from Prifddinas will return the seed used to create it.
Ouroboros pouch.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ouroboros pouch Ouroboros pouchP2P icon.png
Bonecrusher.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bonecrusher BonecrusherP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Seedicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of Seedicide Seedicide[notes 3]
Charming imp.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charming imp Charming impP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Herbicide.png: RS3 Inventory image of Herbicide HerbicideP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Advanced gold accumulator.png: RS3 Inventory image of Advanced gold accumulator Advanced gold accumulatorP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Invention[notes 4]
Inventor's tools.png: RS3 Inventory image of Inventor's tools Inventor's toolsP2P icon.png
Bag of materials.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bag of materials Bag of materialsP2P icon.png
Charge pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Charge pack Charge packP2P icon.png
Archaeology[notes 5]
Archaeologist's tools.png: RS3 Inventory image of Archaeologist's tools Archaeologist's tools Obtained during the Archaeology tutorial
Mattock.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mattock Mattock Can be freely removed (with the exception of the bronze mattock)
Legatus pendant.png: RS3 Inventory image of Legatus pendant Legatus pendantP2P icon.png
Pontifex signet ring.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pontifex signet ring Pontifex signet ringP2P icon.png
Chaos star.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos star Chaos starP2P icon.png
Ikovian gerege.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ikovian gerege Ikovian geregeP2P icon.png Grants access to the Stormguard Citadel.
Stormguard gerege.png: RS3 Inventory image of Stormguard gerege Stormguard geregeP2P icon.png Grants access to Howl's Floating Workshop along with the Wingsuit v3.
Boots of Flight.png: RS3 Inventory image of Boots of Flight Boots of FlightP2P icon.png Allow players to traverse the small gaps between islands in the Stormguard Citadel.
Wingsuit v1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wingsuit v1 Wingsuit v1P2P icon.png
  1. ^ This part of the tool belt was released on 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ Regular explosive shaker is sufficient to obtain the title.
  3. ^ a b c d e These functions require additional 500 slayer points each to unlock and also have an interface for settings (their effects can be disabled).
  4. ^ This part of the tool belt was released on 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ This part of the tool belt was released on 30 March 2020.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Once an item is added to the tool belt, actions that would normally require the player to use a tool on something become options on the item to be manipulated. For example, once a tinderbox is added to the tool belt, a player can right-click a log and choose the Light option. Be careful left-clicking craftable items like unicorn horns as this could lead to a player's character performing an action the player did not intend.

Free-to-play tools are available for use on free-to-play servers. Thus, as an example, a free-player may light logs using a stored tinderbox, saving bank space on the numerous tools used.

In the event that a player has a stored pickaxe or hatchet, but has another pickaxe or hatchet in their inventory or wielded (and has the level to use both), the better tool will be used. For example, cutting wood with a dragon hatchet in the tool belt and an inferno adze wielded will use the adze, while mining with a dragon pickaxe in the tool belt and adze wielded will use the dragon pickaxe.

A sextant added to a tool belt may be used by opening the interface and right clicking it or by right clicking a clue scroll in the player's inventory.

Restricted usages and bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The items on the normal tool belt cannot be used in Dungeoneering. On 11 April 2012 a second tool belt was added for use inside Daemonheim, containing all the tools used there, including an upgradable novite pickaxe and hatchet.
  • The Tools in the tool belt cannot be used with many quest items such as the lighthouse in Horror from the Deep, the Bone Key from Shilo Village, lighting the Ceremonial Brazier in Lunar Diplomacy and digging up saplings in Meeting History.
  • Spades stored on tool belts cannot be used for digging at the ground. They only work on objects with a dig or harvest option. It also doesn't work for the vine flower, bush and fruit tree patches at Herblore Habitat, as the right-click "Clear" option only appears when the crops are fully grown. At one time, it couldn't be used for Treasure Trails, but this was fixed and you can now dig with it by right-clicking the scroll.
  • When chopping down an Evil tree with a loaned dragon hatchet, you will use the tool belt bronze hatchet instead.
  • The spade in the tool belt cannot be used to add fuel to the Blast Furnace, because gathering coke turns a spade into a different item (spadeful of coke). There is however a spade spawn nearby.
  • It is important to remember that all items except for pickaxes and mattocks stored in the belt remain there permanently and therefore cannot be retrieved. Think carefully about whether you want them available for later (such as for combat or trade) before you store them on your tool belt.
    • Dragon and crystal hatchets can be removed and augmented by Doc. Doing so also causes the respective slot in your tool belt to be filled with the augmented hatchet. This can however only be done once.
  • Players with the ability to catch fish bare-handed can toggle whether or not they wish to use a harpoon on their tool belt from their Gathering Skills settings.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 18 May 2020 (Update):
    • Players will no longer be able to remove items with combat stats from their tool belts while on Entrana.
  • patch 27 April 2020 (Update):
    • Updated the information about Archaeology tools on the Tool Belt interface.
  • patch 20 April 2020 (Update):
    • Both the Pontifex Signet Ring and the Legatus Pendant can be added to the Toolbelt.
  • patch 6 January 2020 (Update):
    • Bronze Pickaxes can no longer be duplicated via the toolbelt.
  • patch 9 December 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo involving adding items to the Tool belt.
  • patch 21 October 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the user wasn't being asked for a bank pin while trying to add/remove pickaxe from the tool belt.
  • patch 18 November 2019 (Update):
    • Bronze pickaxes no longer get added to tool-belt whilst already having one.
  • patch 21 October 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the user wasn't being asked for a bank pin while trying to add/remove pickaxe from the tool belt.
  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Attempting to add a lent pickaxe to the toolbelt will no longer remove the current pickaxe from the toolbelt.
  • patch 1 July 2019 (Update):.
    • You can no longer remove items from your toolbelt whilst in the duel arena.
    • Fixed toolbelt scrollbar slider so it now visually appears properly.
  • 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Hatchets can once again be added to the tool belt without having the Attack level required to wield them.[1]
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • All players upon login will now have the tong slot on their toolbelt automatically unlocked as it is no longer available from the Artisans Workshop.
  • patch 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • Players will no longer be able to remove pickaxes from their toolbelt while in New Varrock.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • It is no longer possible to attempt to store pickaxes on your toolbelt in free to play worlds if you have a member's only pickaxe already stored.
    • When having a high-level members pickaxe on your toolbelt on F2P, when mining, this will now default to runite.
  • patch 7 January 2019 (Update):
    • You can add and remove any pickaxe (except bronze and augmented) from the toolbelt.
  • ninja 24 September 2018 (Update):
    • The key ring now appears on the toolbelt, allowing players to store keys on their toolbelted key ring.
  • patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue that was closing information boxes on the toolbelt.
  • ninja 3 April 2018 (Update):
    • A permanent grappling hook can now be made with a Mithril crossbow, 5 Mithril bars, and a Mithril grapple. This can be added to the toolbelt.
    • The toolbelt interface has been updated and reworked. The main focus of the update is to provide more useful information to the player as well as to better future proof the belt for additional items.
  • ninja 5 February 2018 (Update):
    • Players no longer need to select the 'needle' option on the toolbelt when attempting to craft dragonhides.
  • patch 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • The noose wand is now listed as a non-member tool in the tool belt.
    • The tool totals in the tool belt have been corrected to 30 on free worlds.
  • hotfix 13 November 2017 (Update):
    • Coins are now consistently dropped when a gold accumulator is placed in the tool belt and disabled.
  • patch 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • Machetes now display correctly in the toolbelt when selected.
  • ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • The pestle and mortar, rake, seed dibber, gardening trowel, secateurs, rod clay mould, sextant and seedicide now correctly reflect their free status in the toolbelt.
  • patch 12 September 2016 (Update):
    • The confirmation window for Doc augmenting a toolbelt pickaxe now correctly refers to the rune replacement as a pickaxe.
  • ninja 26 May 2015 (Update):
    • Players may now upgrade the machete on their tool belt with gem-bladed machetes.
    • The Seed dibber icon on the tool belt has been updated to match the recently updated inventory model.
  • ninja 13 April 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now add the magic watering can and magic secateurs to their tool belt.
  • patch 2 February 2015 (Update):
    • The hyphen between the option 'Add to tool belt' has been removed for all objects that are part of the tool belt, to keep consistency with hatchets and pickaxes.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Sextant graphics have been added to the Tool Belt interface.
  • patch 24 November 2014 (Update):
    • Players who gilded a pickaxe in their tool belt then added a crystal pickaxe will no longer have a gilded bronze pickaxe shown in the tool belt interface.
  • ninja 1 July 2014 (Update):
    • It is now possible to close the tool belt interface with the 'escape' key.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • An issue where the tool belt would display as null in certain situations has been fixed.
  • patch 9 April 2013 (Update):
    • Spells in the Ability Book are now updated when selecting keys on the Tool belt.
  • patch 19 June 2012 (Update):
    • References to the tool belt all now consistently use "tool belt" rather than "toolbelt".
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • Players' toolbelts will now be filled with all non-quest items on logging in.
  • patch 20 December 2011 (Update):
    • Some disabled toolbelt images have been made darker to distinguish between the disabled and enabled states.
    • It is now possible to clear a fruit tree patch using a spade in the toolbelt.
  • patch 13 December 2011 (Update):
    • Machetes stored in a toolbelt now work correctly with jungle plants south of Shilo Village.
    • The ammo mould from Dwarf Cannon can no longer be added to the toolbelt until the quest has been completed. Nulodian will issue replacements even if the mould is in a player’s toolbelt.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On the day of release a new task, Shear Convenience was added into Lumbridge/Draynor Beginner Tasks to introduce the tool belt to players. It gave a reward of 500 experience, making it one of the biggest rewards for a beginner task.
  • With the addition of the tool belt, many inventory space saver items became much less useful, for example the dwarven army axe and the quest kit. The later update which allowed storage of stronger tools in the tool belt made many of these items obsolete. These items include but are not limited to the small cast net, big cast net, barb-tail harpoon, and golden hammer.
  • A hammer stored on a tool belt can be used to open the Bandos door in the God Wars Dungeon.
  • Initially, only the bronze pickaxe and hatchet could be added to the belt, making the tool belt unsuitable for use in training Woodcutting and Mining at higher levels. After 17 June 2013, the ability to add pickaxes and hatchets all the way up to dragon was added.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Poerkie. . 2019-02-04. (Archived from the original on 2019-02-05.) "[responding to the question "When will adding hatchets to toolbelts be fixed?"] Might want to check today's update out ;)"