The Egyptians used tools for many tasks such as hacking wood to painting clay. They used a wide variety of tools and weaponry. The Egyptians used spears, plows, irrigation canals, scythes, sickles, axes, shadufs and much more! Egyptians used a lot of tools for small jobs such as the needle. The needle was used to puncture clay to make holes and graphic designs. They also used powerful basic tools such as the axe or hand saw to cut wood. These are a few of the types of tools the Egyptians used. They used the irrigation canal as well. This tool was made from the land and gates of mud used to manipulate the water flow to irrigate crops.