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 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]

There are currently 63 item slots in the tool belt divided into 6 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
General
Pickaxe.png: Inventory image of Pickaxe Pickaxe
Hammer.png: Inventory image of Hammer Hammer
Chisel.png: Inventory image of Chisel Chisel
Hatchet.png: Inventory image of Hatchet Hatchet
Knife.png: Inventory image of Knife Knife
Tinderbox.png: Inventory image of Tinderbox Tinderbox
Saw.png: Inventory image of Saw Saw
Pestle and mortar.png: Inventory image of Pestle and mortar Pestle and mortar
Machete.png: Inventory image of Machete MacheteP2P icon.png Normal to Red topaz
Watch.png: Inventory image of Watch WatchP2P icon.png
Chart.png: Inventory image of Chart ChartP2P icon.png
Shears.png: Inventory image of Shears Shears
Noose wand.png: Inventory image of Noose wand Noose wand
Sextant.png: Inventory image of Sextant SextantP2P icon.png
Tongs.png: Inventory image of Tongs TongsP2P icon.png Added automatically, discontinued outside the tool belt.
Enhanced grappling hook.png: Inventory image of Enhanced grappling hook Enhanced grappling hookP2P icon.png
Master thief's lockpick.png: Inventory image of Master thief's lockpick Master thief's lockpickP2P icon.png
Master thief's stethoscope.png: Inventory image of Master thief's stethoscope Master thief's stethoscopeP2P icon.png
Insect repellent.png: Inventory image of Insect repellent Insect repellentP2P icon.png
Steel key ring.png: Inventory image of Steel key ring Steel key ringP2P icon.png
Incense burner.png: Inventory image of Incense burner Incense burnerP2P icon.png Added automatically, unobtainable outside of the tool belt.
Fishing
Crayfish cage.png: Inventory image of Crayfish cage Crayfish cage
Fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fishing rod Fishing rod
Small fishing net.png: Inventory image of Small fishing net Small fishing net
Big fishing net.png: Inventory image of Big fishing net Big fishing netP2P icon.png
Fly fishing rod.png: Inventory image of Fly fishing rod Fly fishing rod
Harpoon.png: Inventory image of Harpoon Harpoon
Lobster pot.png: Inventory image of Lobster pot Lobster pot
Barbarian rod.png: Inventory image of Barbarian rod Barbarian rodP2P icon.png
Crafting
Needle.png: Inventory image of Needle Needle
Glassblowing pipe.png: Inventory image of Glassblowing pipe Glassblowing pipeP2P icon.png
Amulet mould.png: Inventory image of Amulet mould Amulet mould
Bracelet mould.png: Inventory image of Bracelet mould Bracelet mould
Necklace mould.png: Inventory image of Necklace mould Necklace mould
Ring mould.png: Inventory image of Ring mould Ring mould
Tiara mould.png: Inventory image of Tiara mould Tiara mould
Ammo mould.png: Inventory image of Ammo mould Ammo mouldP2P icon.png
Bolt mould.png: Inventory image of Bolt mould Bolt mould
Holy mould.png: Inventory image of Holy mould Holy mould
Unholy mould.png: Inventory image of Unholy mould Unholy mouldP2P icon.png
Sickle mould.png: Inventory image of Sickle mould Sickle mouldP2P icon.png
Chain link mould.png: Inventory image of Chain link mould Chain link mouldP2P icon.png
Rod clay mould.png: Inventory image of Rod clay mould Rod clay mouldP2P icon.png
Farming
Rake.png: Inventory image of Rake Rake
Seed dibber.png: Inventory image of Seed dibber Seed dibber
Spade.png: Inventory image of Spade Spade Can also be used for Treasure Trails
Gardening trowel.png: Inventory image of Gardening trowel Gardening trowel
Secateurs.png: Inventory image of Secateurs Secateurs Members can place magic secateurs on tool belt once obtained
Magic watering can.png: Inventory image of Magic watering can Magic watering canP2P icon.png
Slayer[notes 1]
Rock hammer.png: Inventory image of Rock hammer Rock hammerP2P icon.png
Salt shaker.png: Inventory image of Salt shaker Salt shakerP2P icon.png
Ice shaker.png: Inventory image of Ice shaker Ice shakerP2P icon.png
Fungicide shaker.png: Inventory image of Fungicide shaker Fungicide shakerP2P icon.png
Explosive shaker.png: Inventory image of Explosive shaker Super explosive shaker.png: 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: Inventory image of Slayer bell Slayer bellP2P icon.png
Crystal chime.png: 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: Inventory image of Ouroboros pouch Ouroboros pouchP2P icon.png
Bonecrusher.png: Inventory image of Bonecrusher BonecrusherP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Seedicide.png: Inventory image of Seedicide Seedicide[notes 3]
Charming imp.png: Inventory image of Charming imp Charming impP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Herbicide.png: Inventory image of Herbicide HerbicideP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Advanced gold accumulator.png: Inventory image of Advanced gold accumulator Advanced gold accumulatorP2P icon.png[notes 3]
Invention[notes 4]
Inventor's tools.png: Inventory image of Inventor's tools Inventor's toolsP2P icon.png
Bag of materials.png: Inventory image of Bag of materials Bag of materialsP2P icon.png
Charge pack.png: Inventory image of Charge pack Charge packP2P 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.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Once an item is added to the tool belt, actions that would normally require using a tool on an item 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.

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.
  • A sextant in the tool belt cannot be used on its own, and is only usable by right clicking on a coordinate clue scroll and choosing the "sextant" option. A standard sextant not added to the belt can be used as normal, even if there is already a sextant on the tool belt.
  • 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 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.
  • The harpoon cannot be used from the tool belt if you have the ability to catch fish barehanded. Therefore you cannot fish for Swordfish without an actual harpoon in your inventory if you don't meet the requirements to catch them barehanded.

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!
  • 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.
  • hotfix 13 November 2017 (Update):
    • Coins are now consistently dropped when a gold accumulator is placed in the tool belt and disabled.

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: Small cast net, Big cast net, Barb-tail harpoon, 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.
  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 ;)"