Recipes require one tool or the other. It is also possible to have the same ingredients, but by using either your main hand or your off-hand you can produce 2 or more different products.
Have you had this happen? so far in my goldsmithing career (rank 5 only) I've noticed that both tools, same recipes, result in the same product in the end; I haven't run across a new recipe dependent on tool but I think it'd be cool if it was that way.
On this topic: anyone know what it means when it shows you "required skill" and shows a book of some sort beside it that would say something like (for example) "Master cook"? I've never got these "skills" but they just appear with certain (or all?) recipes. Edited, Sep 7th 2010 3:44pm by SolidMack