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I have Tinkering III, but every time I try to repair it, it only goes up to 99%. Because of this I cannot complete "Tinker with your Tools" quest. How do I repair it?

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Using a Tinkertool to repair a tool (even itself) causes wear to it. When repairing itself, this wear is applied after the repair, effectively capping the tool's wear at 99%.

The only way to repair a Tinkertool to 100% (say, for the quest) is to drag it onto a second Tinkertool.

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Be warned: even if you have a second tinkertool in your inventory, the Repair action will repair the tinkertool using itself. To correctly repair the tool to 100% you need to drag one tool on the other. – Merus Oct 26 '11 at 7:27
@Merus — Excellent distinction; I've updated my answer. – Ben Blank Oct 26 '11 at 14:53

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