Tool Sound Effects

Tools Sound Clip Collection

A massive 5.85 gigabyte, 250-file multi-channel mixed sound clip library that packs heaps of machinery, equipment, and power tools into one sound effects toolbox. There are nearly 60 tool types with multiple brands, scattered accessories, each with varied performances.

  • 250 sound clips (track list).
  • 96 kHz, 24-bit stereo WAV files (with some 4-channel recordings).
  • 5.85 gigabytes.
  • Professionally recorded, expertly mastered, and lovingly curated.
  • Instant, secure download.
  • Includes 3 formats of bonus metadata : Soundminer (19+), BWAV, MacOS Spotlight.
  • Includes bonus multimedia: photos and a spec sheet.




What’s Inside

You’ll find dremels, drills, brad nailers and bench grinders. Hand torches and lathes join power planers and weed whackers. There are saws: jigsaws, reciprocating saws, circular saws, and table saws. Beefy pneumatic ratchets and impact wrenches are stashed with Japanese hand saws, and sandpaper. Industrial demolition hammers, angle grinders, and cutting wheels are packed with household hammers and drills. And there’s much more.

These are the tools cherished by professional mechanics and carpenters, as well as the simpler hand tools you use at home, too.

Browse the full track list.

Recorded With Precise Detail

Every clip catalogues the subtlest details of each tool: from bit and blade classes, metal and wood types, as well as the make, model, and motor of every take. All cuts, chops, and bashes are performed by actual tradesmen at work to ensure that the performances match what you’ll hear in the real world.

Elite professional brands such as Bosch, King, Delta, Blue Point, Myford, and Chicago Pneumatic join consumer models Mastercraft, Poulan, Ryobi, Dewalt, Black and Decker, Makita and others.

Tool Spec Sheet Montage

Includes a spec sheet with recording details

Many tracks are four-channel recordings with two stereo pairs: close (L and R channels) and medium distant (Ls and Rs channels) perspectives.

Read more about this collection in the sound library announcement blog post.

Tool Sound Effects Includes:

Click to view track list
  • Air compressor turning on and running and turning off 1
  • 20 gallon air compressor air release x2
  • 20 gallon air compressor on, run, and turn off
  • 20 gallon air compressor on, run, and turn off in the distance
  • Air compressor starting and running steadily, close
  • Pneumatic air ratchet turning on and removing bolt then turning off
  • Pneumatic air ratchet turning on and tightening bolt then turning off
  • Pneumatic air ratchet turning on and idling then turning off 1
  • Pneumatic air ratchet turning on and idling at slow speed then turning off 2
  • Tire gauge air hiss checking tire pressure 1
  • Air burst as a hose disconnects with a release and hiss and a simple blast
  • Air burst as a hose disconnects with a release and hiss and slow blast
  • Air burst as a hose disconnects with a release and hiss and squeaky blast
  • Pneumatic air valve releasing
  • Pneumatic air valve releasing breathily
  • Small angle grinder turning on and grinding angle iron with an abrasive wheel then turning off
  • Small angle grinder turning on and idling and turning off
  • Angle grinder turning on and grinding angle iron with an abrasive disc then turning off
  • Angle grinder turn on and working on metal railing in spurts
  • Bench grinder turning on and grinding then turning off
  • Bench grinder turning on and idling then turning off
  • Shopmate bench grinder turning on and grinding with wire wheel then turning off
  • Shopmate bench grinder turning on and idling and grinding then turning off
  • Bicycle pump working dry fire
  • Bicycle pump working with a pinched valve
  • Box cutter knife blade out and in
  • Box cutter knife cutting a box
  • Box cutter knife cutting a box in a hurry
  • Box cutter knife cutting a box raggedly
  • 18 gauge brad nailer loading and unloading
  • 18 gauge brad nailer closing a cartridge
  • 18 gauge brad nailer nailing many times slowly
  • Craftex brad nailer firing crown staples into hardwood quickly many times
  • Craftex brad nailer opening cartridge and inserting nails then closing cartridge 1
  • Craftex brad nailer opening cartridge and removing nails then closing cartridge 1
  • Caulking gun tube setting in and brushing
  • Caulking gun tube removing
  • Caulking gun trigger with no tube squeezing many times playfully
  • Caulking gun plunger releasing in a complex manner
  • Caulking gun plunger releasing while pulling back 2
  • Caulking gun trigger squeezing x1 and squirting caulking with a shudder
  • Concrete drill from inside working steadily 1, in the distance
  • Construction in a house working on drywall and drilling 1
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete and metal with a tonal grind
  • Demolition hammer turn on, working on concrete deep and solid, then turn off
  • Demolition hammer turn on, working on concrete in spurts, embolden, then off
  • Demolition hammer turn on, working on concrete in small spurts, grow, diminish, then off
  • Demolition hammer turn on, working on concrete steady and short
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete in cautious spurts, then off
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete in random spurts, then off
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete in short spurts with a whirr, brief
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete in short spurts with a whirr, and a clicky trigger
  • Demolition hammer working on concrete in short spurts with a whirr, long
  • Pneumatic 1/4 inch die grinder turning on and grinding metal long and varied then turning off
  • Pneumatic 1/4 inch die grinder turning on and idling at fast speed then turning off
  • Pneumatic 1/4 inch die grinder turning on and idling at slow speed then turning off
  • Dremel turning on and cutting metal medium speed with an alternate blade
  • Dremel turning on and cutting metal high speed and turning off
  • Dremel turning on and cutting thick metal medium speed and turning off
  • Dremel turning on and idling at fast speed then turning off
  • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill turn on, drill wood with 1 1/8 spade bit, with heavy pressure then off
  • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill turn on, drill wood with 1 1/8 spade bit then off
  • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill turn on, drill wood with 3/4 spade bit with heavy pressure, then off
  • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill turn on, drill wood with 3/4 spade bit, then off
  • Black and Decker 850 RPM drill turn on, free run, then off
  • Bosch 3000 RPM drill turn on, drill wood, 3/4 spade bit with heavy pressure
  • Bosch 3000 RPM drill turn on, drill wood, 3/4 spade bit with light pressure
  • Bosch 3000 RPM drill turn on, free run, then turn off
  • Cordless DeWalt drill drilling wood at high speed, long, short, short
  • Cordless DeWalt drill drilling wood at low speed
  • Cordless DeWalt drill drilling wood at low speed, steadily and rotating drill to clean out hole in the distance
  • Cordless DeWalt drill setting on wood with no traction
  • Cordless Ryobi drill tightening chuck recklessly
  • Cordless Ryobi drill removing screw and accelerating to an abrupt stop
  • Cordless Ryobi drill removing screw and skipping insistently
  • Cordless Ryobi drill removing screw x5, various
  • Cordless Ryobi drill revving twice, speedy
  • Drill fastening screw into drywall frame long then short in the distance
  • Drill fastening screw into drywall frame long and steady in the distance
  • Drill fastening screw into drywall frame with a metal scrape in the medium distance
  • Drill fastening screw into drywall frame easily in the medium distance x2
  • Pneumatic drill turning on and drilling then turning off
  • Pneumatic drill turning on and drilling steel then turning off
  • Pneumatic drill turning on and idling at low speed and turning off
  • Framing hammer hitting galvanized nail into wood x4
  • Framing hammer hitting galvanized nail into wood x6
  • Framing hammer hitting galvanized nail into wood x6, varied
  • Hammer hitting plaster and exploring in the distance
  • Hammering nail medium strong, x2
  • Hammering nail various hard, x2
  • Hammer hitting plaster and wood tentatively
  • Hammer hitting plaster and wood tentatively and lightly
  • Hammer hitting strongly and diminishing
  • Propane weed torch turning on with gas hissing then turning off
  • Propane hand torch turning on and igniting then burning high and harsh then off
  • Propane hand torch turning on and igniting then burning and off 1
  • Propane hand torch turning on and igniting then burning thinly and frantically then off
  • Burnzomatic hand torch turning on and igniting and trimming and off
  • Gas hedge trimmer running in the distance with a wide recording pattern
  • Gas hedge trimmers running with swells at various distances 1
  • Impact wrench turning on and idling and off
  • Impact wrench turning on and idling with revs and off
  • Impact wrench turning on and loosening a 7 16 inch bolt in bursts and off
  • Impact wrench turning on and tightening a 7 16 inch bolt in bursts and off twice
  • Impact wrench turning on and tightening a 7 16 inch bolt with some skipping and turning off
  • Pneumatic butterfly impact wrench removing a bolt twice
  • Pneumatic butterfly impact wrench removing a bolt tightening a bolt
  • Pneumatic butterfly impact wrench removing a bolt revving
  • Pneumatic air impact wrench removing a bolt and turning off
  • Pneumatic air impact wrench tightening a bolt and turning off
  • Pneumatic air impact wrench turning on, revving and idling at high speed then turning off
  • Pneumatic air impact wrench turning on, revving and idling at slow speed then turning off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting fir with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting fir with an edge joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting fir with an edge joint and 1/8 cut, then off 1
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting fir with a face joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting fir with a face joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting hardwood with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting maple with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting maple with an edge joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting maple with an edge joint and 1/8 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting oak with a face joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting oak with a face joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting oak with a face joint and 1/8 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting long pine board with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off 1
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting long pine board with an edge joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting long pine board with an edge joint and 1/8 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting pine with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting pine with an edge joint and 1/8 cut, then off 1
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting pine with a face joint and 1/8 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting pine with a face joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with an edge joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with an edge joint and 1/64 quick cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with an edge joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with an edge joint and 1/8 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with a face joint and 1/16 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with a face joint and 1/64 cut, then off
  • 6 inch jointer on, run, cutting spruce with a face joint and 1/8 cut, then off 1
  • 6 inch jointer on, free run, then off
  • Lathe turning on and idling with crossfeed disengaged then turning off
  • Lathe turning on and spinning a sand metal rod
  • Lathe turning on and turning a tube of steel with crossfeed engaged at medium speed then turning off
  • Leaf blower Stihl electric BE55 turning on and working at low speed and traveling and turning off
  • Leaf blower running in vacuum mode and crunching leaves in the medium distance
  • Plunger in sink working slowly and heavily from under the sink perspective
  • Plunger in sink working fast and frantically
  • Plunger in sink working fast and messily
  • Plunger in sink working three times glorpy and watery
  • Hand held power planer turning on and idling steadily then turning off
  • Hand held power planer turning on and running shallowly and then turning off
  • Hand held power planer turning on and running with texture and then turning off 2
  • Propane roofer torch burning constantly with a sizzle
  • Propane roofer torch burning constantly and thickly with swishes 1
  • Propane roofer torch burning with a stutter
  • Tiny hand ratchet clicking in a circuit x2
  • Small and slick ratchet working in the distance
  • Table mount router turning on and cutting softwood wile grinding then turning off
  • Table mount router cutting
  • Table mount router turning on and cutting aggressively then turning off
  • Table mount router with a round overbit turning on and idling then turning off
  • One-quarter sheet sander turning on and idling then turning off
  • One-quarter sheet sander turning on and sanding hardwood in swipes then turning off
  • Belt sander turning on and idling then turning off
  • Belt sander turning on and sanding then turning off
  • Drum sander turning on and sanding hardwood with many passes then turning off
  • Small orbital sander turning on and sanding then turning off
  • Orbital sander turning on and idling and sanding at high speed then turning off
  • Orbital sander turning on and idling and sanding then turning off
  • 120 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and fast
  • 120 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and slow
  • 320 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady, fast, and varied
  • 320 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and slow
  • 400 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and fast
  • 400 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and slow
  • 60 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and fast
  • 60 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and slow
  • 80 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and fast
  • 80 grit sandpaper sanding pine steady and slow
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting metal bar once, short
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting metal bar twice then idling
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting metal bar with revs, various
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting metal strong then diminishing, cutting through bar
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting thin metal bar four times
  • Stihl 14 inch abrasive chop saw cutting idling
  • Chainsaw starting and cutting hardwood x3 then turning off
  • Chainsaw starting and idling and revving then turning off
  • Circular saw with 16 tooth blade turning on and cutting plywood then turning off
  • Circular saw turning on and cutting then turning off
  • Circular saw turning on and idling then turning off
  • Circular saw sliding the guard and then releasing
  • Concrete saw idling and working three times then off in the distance
  • Concrete saw cutting steadily and intensely in the distance
  • 14 inch Jack hand saw cutting wood slowly
  • 14 inch Jack hand saw cutting wood slowly with focus
  • Japanese Dozuki hand saw cutting wood quickly
  • Japanese Dozuki hand saw cutting wood hard
  • Long Weston hand saw cutting wood fast and brisk
  • Long Weston hand saw cutting wood slowly with power, rhythmically
  • Jigsaw turning on and cutting an angle iron at high speed then off
  • Jigsaw turning on and cutting sheet metal at high speed than off
  • Jigsaw turning on and cutting sheet metal at slow speed and off
  • Jigsaw with a blade for wood turning on and cutting plywood at medium speed and turning off
  • Jigsaw with a blade for wood turning on and idling at medium speed then turning off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting wood at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting wood at 90 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting upright wood at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting upright wood at 90 degrees, then off in the distance
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting spruce at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, running and cutting spruce at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch Craftsman miter saw turning on, free run, turn off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting wood at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting wood at 90 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting upright wood at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting upright wood at 90 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting spruce at 45 degrees, then off
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, running and cutting spruce at 90 degrees, then off 1
  • 10 inch delta miter saw turning on, free run, then off
  • Reciprocating saw cutting and carving a wood door in the distance
  • Reciprocating saw idling and revving then turning off
  • Reciprocating saw with a metal blade turning on and cutting quarter inch angle iron then turning off
  • Reciprocating saw turning on and cutting a spruce 2 x 4 then turning off
  • Sawzall saw cutting wood and plaster aggressively
  • Sawzall saw cutting wood and plaster skipping to steady
  • Sawzall saw cutting wood and plaster with a fluttering skid in the distance
  • Table saw with a 10 inch blade turning on and ripping a spruce 2 x 4 twice and turning off
  • Table saw with a 10 inch blade turning on and ripping one inch piece of maple hardwood then turning off
  • Tape measure pulling and releasing and feeding in a series
  • Tape measure spooling out and releasing in a series
  • Bench thickness planer cutting pine many times and turning off
  • 13 inch thickness planer cutting with texture and turning off
  • 13 inch thickness planer turning on and idling then turning off
  • Propane weed torch igniting flame and turning off 1
  • Gas weed wacker working and moving away in the distance
  • Boat winch payout with ratchet
  • Lever come along winch payout fast and steady
  • Lever come along winch payout slow
  • Lever come along winch payout slow
  • Lever come along winch payout with a struggle, then metal block hit
  • Lever come along winch payout slow and accelerating
  • Workmate metal work bench collapsing clumsily
  • Workmate metal work bench folding legs in and out in a series
  • Workmate metal work bench rollers in quickly
  • Workmate metal work bench rollers out
  • Work hammering a concrete block wall with debris, steady and slow
  • Work with a pair hammering a concrete block wall with debris patiently
  • Work shovelling concrete debris steadily, hauling
  • Zip tie affixing fast and zipping up deeply
  • Zip tie affixing slowly and zipping up with a stutter
  • Zip tie affixing and zipping up quickly x4
  • Zip tie affixing and zipping up x3


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