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27th Apr '16 3:04:14 AM eedwardgrey3
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However, there are several reasons why such that simply wouldn't happen in the real world. First and foremost, chainsaws were not designed to be used as weapons. Chainsaws are prone to a phenomenon called "kickback" where one tooth of the blade contacts something without cutting it and the resulting shock throws the blade backwards violently, often right at the unfortunate operator's head; obviously, this is all the more likely to happen when they're being used as a weapon.[[note]]In RealLife, a chainsaw needs to be firmly and slowly "applied" to the cutting surface to avoid kickback and get any useful cutting from it.[[/note]] The chain also runs the danger of snapping and whipping the user in the process. Fictional chainsaws also have the ability to start instantly, with one pull of the starter handle, unlike in RealLife where they require several pulls and most models will need to warm up for at least 30 seconds or they'll immediately die when you try to cut something. Most RealLife chainsaws also dull in seconds if they touch anything harder than wood.[[note]]Chainsaws with diamond teeth are used for concrete and some use water for cooling and safety purposes, but it's unusual for a non-professional to have one of these.[[/note]] Counter-zombie usage will create a whole lot of infected mist and grosser byproducts. Finally, running out of fuel or suffering a broken chain or clutch will leave the erstwhile chainsaw maniac holding a big, unwieldy and rather useless club.

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However, there are several reasons why such that simply wouldn't happen in the real world. First and foremost, chainsaws were not designed to be used as weapons. Chainsaws are prone to a phenomenon called "kickback" where one tooth of the blade contacts something without cutting it and the resulting shock throws the blade backwards violently, often right at the unfortunate operator's head; obviously, this is all the more likely to happen when they're being used as a weapon.[[note]]In RealLife, a chainsaw needs to be firmly and slowly "applied" to the cutting surface to avoid kickback and get any useful cutting from it.[[/note]] The chain also runs the danger of snapping and whipping the user in the process. Fictional chainsaws also have the ability to start instantly, with one pull of the starter handle, unlike in RealLife where they require several pulls and most models will need to warm up for at least 30 seconds or they'll immediately die when you try to cut something. Most RealLife chainsaws also dull in seconds if they touch anything harder than wood.[[note]]Chainsaws with diamond teeth are used for concrete and some use water for cooling and safety purposes, but it's unusual for a non-professional to have one of these.[[/note]] Counter-zombie usage will create a whole lot of infected mist and grosser byproducts. Finally, running out of fuel or suffering a broken chain or clutch will leave the erstwhile chainsaw maniac holding a big, unwieldy and rather useless club.
3rd Apr '16 10:15:15 AM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/SaitamaChainsawShoujo'' takes this trope up to eleven with Fumio, a teenage {{Yandere}} who learned an ''American Chainsaw Martial-art'' from her Texan grandfather. [[spoiler: She ultimately faces an EvilTwin of herself who wields an identical chainsaw, leading to a ''[[CrazyAwesome chainsaw duel]]''.]]

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* ''Manga/SaitamaChainsawShoujo'' takes this trope up to eleven with Fumio, a teenage {{Yandere}} who learned an ''American a ''Confederate Chainsaw Martial-art'' from her Texan grandfather. [[spoiler: She ultimately faces an EvilTwin of herself who wields an identical chainsaw, leading to a ''[[CrazyAwesome chainsaw duel]]''.]]
1st Apr '16 4:07:06 AM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'' has a chainsaw-shaped Quinque called "[[ICallItVera Rotten Follow]]". It's initially wielded by PsychoForHire Shiki Kijima, and later inherited by his subordinate, [[WildCard Nimura Furuta]]. The process used to create such weapons only adds to the horror, as it was made from [[spoiler: [[HeroOfAnotherStory Rio]]'s older brother]] and uses part of his corpse as the engine.
31st Mar '16 5:31:31 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Wonderful}}'', this trope was invoked when a poster in the PHO boards said that a tank model built by a super-villain “needed more chainsaw”.
23rd Mar '16 6:27:06 AM Tron80
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23rd Mar '16 6:27:04 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Asuka's [[HumongousMecha Unit-02]] gets a massive ''[[TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000 chain-axe]]''. Asuka's absolutely lethal with it.

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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Asuka's [[HumongousMecha Unit-02]] gets a massive ''[[TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000 chain-axe]]''.''[[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} chainaxe]]''. Asuka's absolutely lethal with it.
23rd Mar '16 6:23:11 AM Tron80
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* [[FanFic/ThirtyHs "Dobby relished his groinsaw's roar..."]]

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* [[FanFic/ThirtyHs ''FanFic/ThirtyHs'': "Dobby relished his groinsaw's roar..."]]"


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* In ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', Asuka's [[HumongousMecha Unit-02]] gets a massive ''[[TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000 chain-axe]]''. Asuka's absolutely lethal with it.
14th Mar '16 4:27:00 AM Benbeasted
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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'', the chainsaw arm makes a return and is used prominently throughout the series.
11th Mar '16 10:06:18 PM neosuduno
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** Lonesome Road, the DLC expansion of New Vegas, adds the Industrial Hand, a cross between a buzzsaw and a Power Fist.



** Lonesome Road, the DLC expansion of New Vegas, adds the Industrial Hand, a cross between a buzzsaw and a Power Fist.
11th Mar '16 10:05:24 PM neosuduno
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*** They can't hear you sneaking up on you over the TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY LOUD SOUND OF A CHAINSAW.



*** They can't hear you sneaking up on you over the TERRIBLY, TERRIBLY LOUD SOUND OF A CHAINSAW.
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