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How to Get an Axe in Animal Crossing

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If you have to choose between a few tools in Animal Crossing New Horizons to be your top priority, then the most recommended one is the axe. Aside from chopping down any meddlesome tree, it is also able to collect wood, softwood, and hardwood, which are the important crafting materials in the game. Then, how to get the axe? Here is everything that you will have to know to do so.

How to get the axe in Animal Crossing?

Axes are a bit different compared to the other tools as there are three types of them for you to create. The first one is Flimsy Axe, the second one is the Stone Axe, and the third one is the Axe.

How to Get an Axe in Animal Crossing

In order to get the Axe, the first thing that you will need to do is to craft or buy a Flimsy axe. Once you have purchased or crafted it, then you will be allowed to upgrade it to a Stone Axe, which itself is able to be upgraded to a Stone Axe. Apparently, the Flimsy Axe will break after it has been used 30 times, while the other two (Stone Axe and Axe) will last longer. Some people prefer buying a Flimsy Axe than crafting one as it only costs 800 Bells. Here is the list of the kind of axe in Animal Crossing New Horizons, along with the materials needed to craft them:

Tool Sell Price Required Materials How to Unlock Durability
Flimsy Axe

Flimsy Axe

220 Bells 5 Tree Branches, 1 Stone Unlocked upon talking to Tom Nook Approximately 40 hits.
Stone Axe

Stone Axe

560 Bells 1 Flimsy Axe, 3 Wood Unlocked by purchasing the pretty good tools recipe at Nook Stop. Approximately 100 hits.


625 Bells 1 Flimsy Axe, 3 Wood, 1 Iron Nugget Unlock by purchasing the pretty good tools recipe at Nook Stop. Approximately 100 hits.

Once again, if you want to get the Axe, you need to get the Flimsy Net and Flimsy Fishing Rod from Tom Nook first. When the man asks you to show him any bugs or fish that you find, please give him at least two examples and you will be handed with the recipe for the Flimsy Axe.

How do you upgrade the axe?

No one wants to be stuck with a Flimsy Axe, so in order to upgrade the axe, purchasing the tool recipe pack is needed. This one is available through the Nook Stop terminal. In this place, players will be able to buy the pretty good tools recipe pack that costs 3,000 Nook Miles, which includes the DIY recipes that are really useful to craft upgrades such as Stone Axes, Axes, Shovels, Fishing Rods, Nets, and Watering cans.

How do you upgrade the axe

How do you unlock the Golden Axe?

There is also a thing called Golden Axe. If you want to get the Golden Axe recipe, you will have to break a total of 100 Axe tools. Crafting Flimsy Axes is the easiest method to do this. The reason is because they only need 5 Tree Branches and 1 Stone to create.

Tools like Axe are really important in Animal Crossing. Without them in the game, get ready to find yourself having less Bell and having an empty museum. Every tool from the shovel to the watering can help you to complete the important tasks on your island, including gathering materials with the axe and collecting bugs to sell with the net.

For everyone who wants any of these tools, then you will have to find the DIY recipe for each one so you can build it. As you have been informed of the method to get an axe, here is the guide to get the other ones.

  • Fishing Rods

You will get a lot of fun spending your time playing in Animal Crossing New Horizons, especially since selling fish is a great method to get some Bells and the museum is always searching for new donations. Just like any other flimsy ones, the Flimsy Flashing Rod will last for 30 uses.

  • Nets

The island in this game is home to a lot of bugs which are able to be caught to either donate to the museum or to sell to get Bells. Before catching even the slowest butterflies, you need to craft a net. There are two options to craft: The Flimsy Net and the Net. Just like any other flimsy tools, the Flimsy Net will last for 30 uses before it breaks and it is the part of the recipe for building the Net, which lasts longer. The Flimsy Net costs 400 Bells.

  • Shovels

There are some functions of shovels in Animal Crossing New Horizons, such as digging up fossils, burying pitfall traps, and removing tree stumps. The flimsy Shovel and the Shovel are two different shovels to craft in the game. Different when you compare it to the other tools, you have to wait until Blathers and the museum to appear on the island, who will give you the recipe as part of finding fossils for him. If you want to buy the Flimsy Shovel, it costs 800 Bells.

  • Slingshots

When you are walking around the island, you might see a gift attached to a balloon float by. To get that, the balloon needs to be popped up and a slingshot is needed to do so. This item costs 900 Bells and crafting it will need 5x Hardwood.

  • Watering Cans

Some different kinds of flowers can be planted across the island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. You will need a watering can if you want to keep them alive. In this version, there are two types of watering cans that you can craft. The first one is Flimsy Watering Can and the second one is Watering Can. The first one will break after it has been used 30 times and is part of the recipe for the watering can, which will last for longer. This one is able to be purchased for 800 Bells.

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