No, not those kind of tools. Why on Earth would anyone want to create more Jersey Shore tools? We’re overrun as it is! As far as real tools, Home Depot is using new technology to print actual, functioning 3-D tools. Not only do they sell these 3-D Makerbot printers as a whole, that run from $1,400-$2,800 a pop, but customers can also utilize the in-store Makerbot printers to build tools, replacement parts, nuts, bolts, and more.

However, some people wonder if the partnership between Home Depot and Makerbot printers could run Home Depot out of business. After all, if you can just print up the item you need, you no longer need to make a trip to the store. But Home Depot is comfortable with the arrangement since most tools require a type of power and strength that the hard plastic printer copies simply can’t replicate. You wouldn’t hammer a nail with plastic, no matter how hard it was.

Personally, I think Home Depot has a bigger problem on their hands in the form of these Makerbot printers developing artificial intelligence. You may be able to stay in business while they’re working for you, but when the Bots take over and you start working for them, it’ll be every tool for himself. Know more.