At any point in the item type hierarchy, default values can be set for all items of that type and all sub-types. At any point in the hierarchy you can override values for that item type. You can also override default values when editing an individual item.
This allows for doing things like putting all saws in the "Carpentry and Woodworking" category without having to set that category on each saw. For a specialized saw, like a Bow Saw, you could override the category list to select just "Yard and Garden" if desired. You can even set images for default values, so you can set a "no image" photo for items you do not have images for (yet).
To set default values:
- In the admin, go to Settings -> Inventory -> Edit Item Default Values
- Select the Item Type you want to edit (this including "tools", "Hand Tools", "Power Tools" or a more specific type) or select "All Items" in the upper right
- Set the default values for that type similar to when adding/editing items.
- Click Save when you are done to save the values