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[1.7.10] [1.6.4] Power Tools

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cuchaz
Level 69 : High Grandmaster Modder

Power Tools introduces new items to make your resource gathering much less time-consuming.


Now updated to Minecraft 1.7.10!
Minecraft 1.6.4 is still supported though.

Power Tools adds 4 new tools:
  • Shaft Drill
  • Wide-Bore Drill
  • Chainsaw
  • Jackhammer


RECIPES

The two drills, the Shaft Drill and the Wide-Bore Drill, cut different shapes into the landscape by removing more than one block at once.
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Here are the drills in action. You can see the shapes they dig into a solid wall.
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The Chainsaw makes harvesting wood take vastly less time. A single chop from the Chainsaw brings an entire tree crashing down. The Chainsaw is also pretty quick at trimming leaves. Just don't try to use it on anything else. It might break.
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The Jackhammer makes mining those heavy blocks (like ores and obsidian) much easier. The harder the block, the faster it breaks! Don't try to use the Jackhammer on soft squishy things though. That won't work so well.
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These tools need a constant supply of oil to keep running. As long as there's oil in your inventory, drill, baby, drill! Otherwise, you'll get nowhere fast. Oil isn't hard to make. You just need some coal and water. You can make 4 oil in hand with just a bucket of water and 3 coal, but that's not terribly efficient. At your crafting table, you can make 16 oil at the cost of 8 coal and one bucket of water.
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Although, the most efficient way to make oil by far is to use an oil refinery.
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The oil refinery block is made from one oil and 8 iron ingots. Just place it anywhere next to running water (wheel-side-wet), and it will continuously turn coal into oil at a 2:1 ratio without the need for all those buckets.

Once you have Power Tools, you'll wonder why you wasted so much time gathering without them.


Power tools is an open-source mod, so the full source code is provided. Just head over to the mod's Bitbucket site to browse the source. You can look for trojans and keyloggers in the source if you want, but there aren't any to be found there. Just drop the zip in your forge's mods folder to install (usually .minecraft/mods) and you're all set. Don't forget to add it to the server too.

Enjoy!

Cuchaz

EDIT 2013-06-12: YouTube Reviews

Here are reviews and showcases of the latest version:







eutlek - 2:33







Well-produced and to-the-point showcase!







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iiTarax3- 3:01







Another nicely-edited mod showcase with squeaky pigs!







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jond311- 4:59







A nicely-edited mod spotlight







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Vortex00100- 6:56

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RushedYou- 6:58

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Some of the commenters were kind enough to post YouTube reviews of older versions of Power Tools. You can see the reviews right under the spoiler.
Old Reviews







eutlek - 2:00







The best review so far. Short and to the point!

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jmerrill291 - 4:24

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Fin
Progress: 100% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.7.10
Tags:New Content

Update to v1.7.10-1.3 : 01/11/2015 5:25:55 pm1/11/15

Update to Minecraft v1.7.10!
various and minor improvements to stability

Update to v1.3 : 10/27/2013 8:45:07 pm10/27/13

Updated to Minecraft v1.6.4
Fixed enchantment effects for drills
Added oil refinery to creative tab

Update to v1.2 : 07/06/2013 8:15:39 pm7/06/13

Updated Power Tools to work with Minecraft 1.6.1

Patch v1.1.1 : 06/12/2013 8:15:29 pm6/12/13

BUG FIXES
Fixed a bug with oil detection for bare hands

Update to v1.1 : 06/12/2013 8:15:24 pm6/12/13

NEW FEATURES
added new chainsaw tool!
added new jackhammer tool!
drills now mine ores individually, albeit slowly
power tools without oil will no longer play the swing animation
power tools can now be used to break grass, torches, etc.
added oil to the Forge ore dictionary

BUG FIXES
Fixed several bugs related to oil consumption. Code in multiplayer client/server environments is hard to get right. =)
Reduced occurrence of phantom blocks due to client/server desync.

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  • Johnner5
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 18, 2015, 11:31 am
Cuchaz:did you take a modding class?if so what class, if not how did you learn?
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • April 18, 2015, 1:37 pm
A modding class? No. I studied computer science in school for a loooong time. =)
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Hey guys!  I am an in-progress YouTuber (channel link is www.youtube.com/ElsaVideoGamesUSA), and, if the mod works with the other mods I will be using, I will be doing a modded survival with this mod and a bunch more!  The other mods that I will be using (if this one is compatible with them) include the FrozenCraft and Mo Creatures mods!  Go check out my channel to see the first video when it comes out!
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The mod only works in creative, what am I doing wrong?
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  • Alex37
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • April 8, 2015, 12:26 am
In survival you need to have OIL in your inventory for tools, without OIL tools will not working!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 27, 2015, 3:57 pm
It should work in creative mode and survival mode! =)
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1.710 update?
also I love both of your mods
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 10, 2015, 6:44 am
It's coming, don't worry!
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Hawwww MA Gad YEshhh!!!!!!
ItCH ShERe!!
Ez yer manin!!
fo ma maded savayval
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  • Alex37
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 8, 2015, 1:51 am
Hey cuchaz, please update this mod to 1.7.10 because this mod is AWESOME!!!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 8, 2015, 4:12 am
Don't worry. I'll eventually update it to 1.7.10. =)
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  • DFTBAman
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • December 18, 2014, 6:22 pm
Can you please make the Oil Refinery work with buildcraft pipes?
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BuildCraft?  Never heard of it, but that kind of feature would be cool.  Does this mod work with hoppers?
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  • cuchazplz
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 30, 2014, 11:35 am
cuchaz plz update. plzplz
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • October 30, 2014, 12:25 pm
It's on the todo list. =)
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  • superszean
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 19, 2014, 1:04 am
pls update to 1.7.2
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • September 19, 2014, 5:19 am
I really should do that, shouldn't I....
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  • superszean
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 20, 2014, 6:42 pm
yes pls and if you want make also 1.7.10 to help the others but you can help so many if you updated it into 1.7.2 pls
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • September 20, 2014, 8:33 pm
I'd probably update to 1.7.10. I think I'll just skip 1.7.2.
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Why would you skip 1.7.2? A lot of updated mods are 1.7.2 that a lot of people love to play. Most of the 1.7.10 are bugged, crashing, or are just incompatable. So why skip a version that everyone wants?
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • October 18, 2014, 9:45 am
Because I'm not here to do what everyone wants? Updating takes a lot of work. If you'd like to update it for me, please feel free.
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  • _Bezz_
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • July 4, 2014, 10:49 am
is the oil refinery going to be faster with water flowing into two wheels?
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • July 5, 2014, 5:51 am
Nope. It works the same with one wheel or two.
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  • _Bezz_
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • June 29, 2014, 11:11 am
Wow... another awesome mod of Cuchaz... You seriously are the best modder I've ever known!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • June 30, 2014, 8:52 am
=D
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  • nomich11
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • May 31, 2014, 8:43 am
This mod needs to be updated to 1.7.2!!!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • May 31, 2014, 10:12 am
Yeah!
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  • FakeMU
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Modder
  • April 8, 2014, 3:49 am
this is an awesome mod, currently i'm making a modpack with this mod i will let you know if it is finished..... my modpack has over 80+ mods i think
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • April 8, 2014, 4:57 am
Awesome!
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  • KingNXT
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • April 6, 2014, 7:17 am
This would be pretty damm cool with 3d models for tha stuff. and better version(like stone axe to diamond axe) like upgrades. hopefully you n´know wut i mean
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • April 6, 2014, 11:41 am
I need to give this mod a refresh. It's been sitting here waaaay too long. After the end of the Ships Mod beta, I think I'll revisit Power Tools and do some spring cleaning. =)
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When will 1.7.2 update come out
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • April 2, 2014, 12:56 pm
After I finish the beta for my other mod, Ships Mod.
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  • KingNXT
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Engineer
  • March 26, 2014, 11:40 am
Can I add this to my public modpack
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • March 27, 2014, 6:18 am
Sure!
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  • MageCraft31
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • March 22, 2014, 10:26 am
It would be amazing if you  could update this to 1.7.2 I would love to use it in my custom modpack :3
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • March 22, 2014, 11:45 am
The update to 1.7.2 will happen first thing after the beta.
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  • MageCraft31
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Miner
  • March 25, 2014, 3:25 pm
What beta?
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • March 25, 2014, 3:44 pm
Hahha, whoops. I got confused. There's of course no beta for Power Tools. What I meant to say was I'd probably update Power Tools to 1.7.x after my other mod, Ships Mod, finishes its beta. I'll update both mods to 1.7.x at the same time.
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I like the mod, but the drills should really be able to mine coal, iron, diamonds. It uses iron in the crafting recipe. It would make it even better. Oh and diamond. :)
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 23, 2014, 4:15 pm
I used to have a right-mouse-button function for the drills that would mine ores, but it was buggy so I dropped it. When I make a newer version of the mod, I'll put it back in. I know how to make it work properly now. =)

In the meantime, use the jackhammer to mine the ores. It's really fast!
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D
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Diamond for you!
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May I add this to my upcoming mudpack?

I really need awesome mods like the Power Tools mod. Btw best mod I've ever played
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 18, 2014, 3:20 pm
Sure, go ahead!
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  • 2Blizzardmc
  • Level 26
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • January 3, 2014, 12:29 pm
Fantastic, absolutely fantastic! Compatible with all mods, great idea and way of doing it, completely SMP with other mods! 10/10 rating! Diamond for you my good sir!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • January 4, 2014, 6:25 am
Thanks! I don't guarantee Ships Mod will be compatible with all other mods, but I do make some efforts to make the mod more widely compatible.
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  • 2Blizzardmc
  • Level 26
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • January 4, 2014, 9:13 am
No problem, my friends and I love this mod on my server. Keep up the good work!
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Hey guys, if you are not sure how good this mod is, watch a review/video about it. it really improves the game. i got this mod the day it updated to 1.6.4 if i could give it a million diamonds i wouldn't hesitate. thank you for creating this mod.
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • November 19, 2013, 7:45 am
Thanks! I like Eutlek's video. You can find it at the top of the video list.
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Hey cuchaz, do you think you could add a weed trimmer/whacker to the mod in an update?
Best Regards, ClayCraft2000 :)
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • November 21, 2013, 5:39 am
Maybe. How would that tool work? It's already pretty easy to cut grass in the game.
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[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Hey cuchaz, the weed trimmer could cut down thick jungle under brush, and since 1.7.2 added two-block high grass/flowers...... maybe it would just be cool to have something with sound effects.. for cutting grass and underbrush. :)[/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)] Best Regards, ClayCraft2000[/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)] p.s. there could also be a lawnmower.[/color][/size]
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I guess i did not think about that. it could be used to cut down thick under brush in a jungle..... aahhh well it was a dumb idea in the first place, sorry for bugging you
Best Regards, ClayCraft2000
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Oh.. in the new update 1.7.2, the grass is two blocks high now maybe, just maybe......
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • November 21, 2013, 12:24 pm
It will be a while before I can make any mods for 1.7.2. I have to wait for all the modding tools to catch up to Minecraft. They made Huge changes in the latest release!
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I understand, but when you do update the mod to 1.7.2 someday, Good Luck
Best Regards, ClayCraft2000
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  • Jimminster
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 9, 2013, 6:51 pm
cool mod bro just did a review on it will upload to youtube soon
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  • Cooolaid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 1, 2013, 6:40 pm
I forgot to mention,
Why in gods name this is not in the "Minecraft Forums" ??
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Dude, don't chew cuchaz out for not having it on minecraft forums! You have to understand, cuchaz has a LIFE too, and he doesn't have all the time in the world to make and post mods, O.K.?!
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • November 1, 2013, 7:00 pm
I didn't make a Minecraft Forums thread for this one. This was just a warmup project for me. =P

My newest project is here:http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1910836-ships-mod-build-sailable-ships-out-of-blocks/
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  • Cooolaid
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 1, 2013, 6:38 pm
1 - No Blo9ckID file. Can't correct block IDs if you dont supply the file.
2 - After minning with the tools, I can not walk in the area that was mined out.
there is some invisible barrier that is preventing me from walking in the area that was already mined with the tools.

Please Update To Correct These Problems, thanks...
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • November 1, 2013, 6:58 pm
There is no block ID file. The block ids are not configurable.

The invisible blocks problem is a nefarious client/server desynchronization issue. It happens very rarely to me, but I'm not sure what to do to fix it. If it ever happens to you, you can fix the problem by disconnecting from the server and reconnecting.
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if i use the drill, get I the drops?
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  • cuchaz
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Modder
  • October 28, 2013, 6:46 am
Yes?
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OK
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  • datminer456
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 27, 2013, 4:52 pm
epic
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  • xXwarlordXx
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 7, 2013, 6:22 pm
downloaded looks good nice job mate
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