Animal Crossing: New Horizons ACNH Guide

Tool Durability List

This page lists the durability of every type of tool, along with the conditions for reducing tool durability.

Tool Durability

Tools will break after a certain number of uses. The following lists tell you how many times you can use each tool before it breaks.

Axes

Axe durability is only reduced when you hit a tree.

Flimsy Axe from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Axe Breaks after 40 times hitting trees
Stone Axe from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Axe/Stone Axe Breaks after 100 times hitting trees
Golden Axe from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Axe Breaks after 200 times hitting trees

Shovels

Shovel durability only decreases when you hit a rock or dig up an item. Empty holes do not affect shovel durability.

Flimsy Shovel from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Shovel Breaks after 40 times hitting rocks/digging up items
Shovel from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Shovel/Colorful Shovel/Outdoorsy Shovel/Printed-design Shovel Breaks after 100 times hitting rocks/digging up items
Golden Shovel from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Shovel Breaks after 200 times hitting rocks/digging up items

Slingshots

Slingshot durability is only reduced when you successfully pop a balloon.

Slingshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Slingshot/Colorful Slingshot/Outdoorsy Slingshot Breaks after 30 popped balloons
Golden Slingshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Slingshot Breaks after 60 popped balloons

Fishing Rods

Fishing rod durability is only reduced when you successfully catch something.

Flimsy Fishing Rod from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Fishing Rod Breaks after 10 times catching something
Fishing Rod from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fishing Rod/Colorful Fishing Rod/Fish Fishing Rod/Outdoorsy Fishing Rod Breaks after 30 times catching something
Golden Rod from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Fishing Rod Breaks after 90 times catching something

Nets

Net durability is only reduced when you successfully catch something.

Flimsy Net from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Net Breaks after 10 times catching something
Net from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Net/Colorful Net/Outdoorsy Net/Star Net Breaks after 30 times catching something
Golden Net from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Net Breaks after 90 times catching something

Watering Cans

Watering can durability is reduced every time you water flowers, but it is also reduced if you use it without watering any flowers—just not as much as if you had watered flowers.

Flimsy Watering Can from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Flimsy Watering Can Breaks after 20 times watering flowers/produce
Watering Can from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Watering Can/Colorful Watering Can/Elephant Watering Can/Outdoorsy Watering Can Breaks after 60 times watering flowers/produce
Golden Watering Can from Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Watering Can Breaks after 180 times watering flowers/produce