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Broken Tools are the result of consuming the last use of any limited use tool. Broken Tools will decay after 1 hour, unless they are scrapped (Broken Steel Tools only), or thrown in a Trash Pit.

Two Broken Steel Tools can be combined to make a Clump of Scrap Steel, and can be placed in a Scrap Bowl to recycle back into a Steel Ingot. So it is recommended to combine them before they decay.