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Similar to this question, does hitting people with tools cause them to not like you? Unlike the other question I have never seen an NPC react but I know I have accidentally swung an axe or hoe in the direction of them before.

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You can't hit someone with a tool or a melee weapon. When you swing one of these items, one of the things the game checks is whether your potential target is a monster. Monsters can be whacked; ordinary NPCs (including animals) can't.

(Source: Snooping in the source code with a decompiler)

  • Such a godsend too, I always felt so bad in HM when I would smack my cows or chickens with an axe accidentally! – CoqPwner Mar 11 '16 at 20:05

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