When I saw this video of Swedish skier Erik Sunnerheim zooming over the ice while carving with a chainsaw two thoughts popped into my mind: At first I though it was super fun and wanted to try it right away but then, all the things that could go wrong started to pile up in my brain taking the shape of a giant nope.
It probably requires a lot of planning and a lot of strategic rope placement and a lot of brass balls but once you're all the way up there and everything is set, chopping down a tree with a chainsaw looks like crazy amounts of fun. This GoPro footage from the chainsaw's perspective proves that.
Well, that's not how it's supposed to work. A guy cutting down a tree branch gets caught in a gnarly spill when the branch he was cutting down falls and takes him down with it. Nature isn't too kind when you're chopping her off, I guess.
In Australia, a disagreement between two next-door neighbors over noise escalated into a unbelievable bloody battle, where one's finger was hacked off with a Samurai sword and the other's arm was nearly severed with a chainsaw.
Chainsaws have been used to clearcut forests and terrorize teenage summer camps, so Stihl is hoping to put them in a more friendlier light with their new electric model that swaps the cord for a sixty minute rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
In a modern-day version of David vs. Goliath, a Virginia homeowner armed with nothing but an aluminum baseball bat and moxie successfully defended himself against a chainsaw-carrying intruder late Monday night. A factor that worked in his favor: The would-be attacker, one Douglas Edward Turner, is a strong contender…
While far from practical, NextOfKin Creative's re-imagining of the chainsaw isn't supposed to cut through trees or be waved around a leathery-faced lunatic's head out in the country. As you can see from the photo, it's designed to slice through icebergs! Or sit in a museum looking all pretty. [NextOfKin via Core77]
The chainsaw, unwieldy as it can be, is a simple enough design to take for granted. The Worx JawSaw, on the other hand, is both cleverly formed, and incredibly formidable looking—whether you're looking chopping dead wood or undead.
River Dvina at Arkhangelsk City, on the coast of White Sea. In places like this, they need giant, floating chain saws to cut through miles of ice. In places like this, vampires fight with zombies at night.
No doubt weighed down by his aresenal of 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword with a 2-foot blade, a disturbed 17-year old's plan to wreak havoc in a San Mateo, CA high school was thwarted by a teacher.
Check out this video, where these guys have created a chainsaw using a V-8 engine. A chainsaw is already the most dangerous object you can hold in your hands, but take a look at what this one can do to a gigantic log. Cuts through it like butta.
Ok, so it's not brand new, but this Black & Decker LP1000 Alligator Lopper Electric Chain Saw caught our eye. We like our power tools hungry.