This is an issue my dad has run into. In his survival worlds, he can only break blocks with their designated tool. E.g. a pickaxe won't break a tree, only an axe will. This gets really frustrating when trying to farm or mine. You can only harvest wheat if your hand is empty.
This doesn't happen in any of my games, but if I join his world, it happens. I just want to use a pickaxe to break some gravel instead of having to find my shovel smh. Regardless, my dad lives very far from me so I can't physically look at his settings and see if something is janked. Anyone know why this is happening or what he can change to fix it? Thanks, friends.