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Chainsaw as weapon

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posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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I wonders why Chainsaws in Hollywood Films and most works of fiction are more often portrayed as weapon instead woodworking tool while chainsaw uses as weapon in real life are uncommon and what happen if chainsaw is used as melee weapon in real life?




posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:35 PM
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Axes are out of fashion, probably.

Besides chainsaws make a lot of noise and can get you cut up pretty good. Perfect horror movie weapon.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:37 PM
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Well, the reality is we have seen this in the game "DOOM". Simulated of course. If doom is any gauge of it, you know it would be quite gnarly!

The only downside is if you went up against something like a heavy steel bar or a sword. The saw would jam and be a very bad club.


BTW, i've actually held THE chainsaw used in that game (it was digitized somehow) when i worked on Tom Halls house. Nice guy!



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:39 PM
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I have 12 chainsaws.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Originally posted by felonius
Well, the reality is we have seen this in the game "DOOM". Simulated of course. If doom is any gauge of it, you know it would be quite gnarly!

The only downside is if you went up against something like a heavy steel bar or a sword. The saw would jam and be a very bad club.


BTW, i've actually held THE chainsaw used in that game (it was digitized somehow) when i worked on Tom Halls house. Nice guy!


Damn, that's awesome.

Though, on Doom you could turn someone into a pile of meat by giving them a punch. Hmmmm, maybe someone needs to put the Berzerk kit in horror movies.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Its loud and its bloody.

Two great ingrediants to get the squimish factor to rise.

If used in real life it would cut a limb off or the meat would clog the gears and jam it.

Depends on how sharp the chain is and how many horsepower you are packing.

Rinky dink little Scarface saw= clogged gears and possible broke chain if cutting bone.

Lumber Jack quality saw= You could cut all 4 limbs and the head off a body and then go out and cut 5 rick of wood.



posted on Oct, 7 2009 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by Whine Flu

The only downside is if you went up against something like a heavy steel bar or a sword. The saw would jam and be a very bad club.



No the saw would NOT jam -- it would keep on running with the chain running, but the cutting teeth would get very dull very quickly; and, yes, it would be a bad club, as it is unwieldy and clumsy.




Originally posted by jd140

If used in real life it would cut a limb off or the meat would clog the gears and jam it.

Lumber Jack quality saw= You could cut all 4 limbs and the head off a body and then go out and cut 5 rick of wood.



No the flesh would not clog up the chainsaw -- but it would get messy as hell. Even a little saw would do a LOT of damage to flesh. I know because I took home a deer road kill once and fired up my "lumberjack" saw (Husqvarna) and cut into that dead deer. The saw cut into it like a hot knife through butter.


That experience made me more glad than ever that I wore chainsaw chaps every time that I fired up my saws and never once did I let any of the saws bite into my own flesh, not once in 20 years of handling chainsaws.


And, yea, a big saw can cut up a bunch of deer and still go cut up a bunch of wood as well.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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How about chainsaw's use in the hand to hand combat?



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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Use your noodle.

You know what a chainsaw looks like.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by Historical-Mozart

Originally posted by Whine Flu

The only downside is if you went up against something like a heavy steel bar or a sword. The saw would jam and be a very bad club.



No the saw would NOT jam -- it would keep on running with the chain running, but the cutting teeth would get very dull very quickly; and, yes, it would be a bad club, as it is unwieldy and clumsy.


Hey. I didn't even say that!



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:40 AM
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Because Bruce Campbell is alive and he says so.

and the reason you don't see them used often is because zombies haven't spawned, yet.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:45 AM
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All I know is the best people I have ever seen with a chainsaw are Patrick Bateman and Tommy Vercetti.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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Originally posted by Whine Flu

Hey. I didn't even say that!




Sorry, Whine Flu,


The correct poster is felonius, as noted below:


Originally posted by felonius

The only downside is if you went up against something like a heavy steel bar or a sword. The saw would jam and be a very bad club.



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 12:57 AM
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Give it a couple more years and we will have this..




Or this




[edit on 8-10-2009 by LeTan]



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 01:00 AM
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I wonders why Chainsaws in Hollywood Films and most
works of fiction are more often portrayed as weapon


This is why:

Ash vs. the hand
Ash gets his chainsaw

(Warning: first video is somewhat grusome)


For the heathens who don't recognize this, Ash (Bruce Campbell) is the hero of the Evil Dead series of comedy/horror films from the 80's. Probably most of you have at least seen Army of Darkness, which is the third in the series.



felonius
the game "DOOM".


The chainsaw in Doom was a tribute to the Evil Dead. You'll notice when you get the chainsaw in Doom, you say "Groovy" just like ash does in the Ash gets his chainsaw video.


[edit on 8-10-2009 by LordBucket]



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 01:03 AM
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A lot of gore opposed to other weapons, also maybe since these movies happen on farms or large patches of land they all have a chain saw in the shed lol



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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What's happen if there are infantry unit with chainsaw and powered exoskeleton in any armed forces? (I just talking about real life, not fiction).



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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Hollywood! Anyone who has used a chainsaw in real life knows that if you started leaping around with it and pretending it was a sword you would cut your own leg off. Chainsaws would be more dangerous to the user.

Chainsaws as weapons is a silly idea - but it looks flash.

Regards



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 02:41 AM
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Hahahaha maybe you could wield this BIG BASTARD!!!

www.youtube.com...

I have seen a sick video of someone chainsawing a pigs head off, it went through it like a hot knife through butter



posted on Oct, 8 2009 @ 03:01 AM
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They're loud, heavy, and not better enough at killing people than a knife or rifle bayonet (which is lighter and silent) to make them worth carrying. Also: they're meant to be held in a manner befitting something that is used to cut trees, so they're difficult to swing around at people compared to a sword or similar.

Serious deadly melee combat doesn't happen much these days anyway, certainly not often enough to warrant carrying a chainsaw around. And although I'm sure it'd be very intimidating, apparently bayonet charges are intimidating enough to break the morale of most foes, as seen by the British in Afghanistan.



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