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(Stuff.co.nz)   Engineer with far too much time on his hands produces the world's first single-man V8 chainsaw   (stuff.co.nz) divider line 66
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2014-06-11 12:48:49 AM  
That would fit nicely on my zombie apocalypse mobile van unit. I'll buy two, please, one for each side.
 
2014-06-11 01:03:49 AM  
The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.
 
2014-06-11 02:52:26 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


Yup big saws and long bars are lots of fun until you throw a chain. Then its a sure trip to the ER and lots of physiotherapy to recover.
 
2014-06-11 02:55:14 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


That's...that's insanity. He sounds like he was a hardcore motherfarker. I have to ask though, how well did he function after breaking his neck three times? That's farking crazy.
 
2014-06-11 02:57:41 AM  
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2014-06-11 03:00:47 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


Your dad needs a safer proffession, like alligator dentistry.
 
2014-06-11 03:04:02 AM  
If I'm looking at the right car page, that thing produces anywhere from 129 to 168 horsepower. Damn.
 
2014-06-11 03:07:23 AM  

Smoking GNU: ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.

Your dad needs a safer proffession, like alligator dentistry.


Bear proctology
 
2014-06-11 03:09:48 AM  

yukichigai: Smoking GNU: ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.

Your dad needs a safer proffession, like alligator dentistry.

Bear proctology


Citizen of Detroit.
 
2014-06-11 03:11:50 AM  
Why am I not surprised he's Austrian?
 
2014-06-11 03:14:36 AM  

robohobo: ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.

That's...that's insanity. He sounds like he was a hardcore motherfarker. I have to ask though, how well did he function after breaking his neck three times? That's farking crazy.


He was in traction the first time (in the 70s), had a halo in the early 90s, and was in a very stiff neckbrace in 2005. Logging for 40 years does take its toll on a body, though. My dad can barely lift his hands above his shoulders now.
 
2014-06-11 03:17:33 AM  
Like Jeremy Clarkson and his V-10 blender?
 
2014-06-11 03:20:31 AM  

Smoking GNU: ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.

Your dad needs a safer proffession, like alligator dentistry.


He retired about three years ago at 75. When he retired he was the oldest logger anybody around here knew. Hell, he was the oldest logger that he, himself, ever knew.
 
2014-06-11 03:24:38 AM  
I want to see it kickback. How many times could it flip end over end?
 
2014-06-11 03:30:36 AM  

Ex-Texan: Like Jeremy Clarkson and his V-10 blender?


It was a V8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDlMLqdvHzI
They also did a V8 rocking chair.

I'll just leave this here as well. Stupid song, but someday I'm going to learn to play it.
 
2014-06-11 03:32:31 AM  
Call me back when he invents a chainsword:

www.king-cart.com
 
2014-06-11 03:33:40 AM  

Ex-Texan: Like Jeremy Clarkson and his V-10 blender?


Correction: That was a V8 engine (from a Corvette, no less!). Strangely, they used the same engine a few weeks later to create a V8-powered rocking chair. Videos below:

V8 Blender:
http://youtu.be/vDlMLqdvHzI

V8 Rocking Chair:
http://youtu.be/pJ9-yw6EgCQ
 
2014-06-11 03:47:13 AM  
Australian,...figures.

Given time, everything becomes something from the Road Warrior's prop tent.

/That's not a chainsaw...
//I know, different movie
 
2014-06-11 03:48:32 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


Not many things more dangerous than logging. I happened to have some time to kill one day when visiting Sequim and took a bus to Forks. This was before the whole Twilight thing. They had a logging museum there and I recall being impressed/depressed by a memorial to dead loggers with way more names then there should have been.
 
2014-06-11 03:50:16 AM  
I wonder where I've seen one of those before...?

www.hiarchive.co.uk
 
2014-06-11 04:06:10 AM  

batlock666: Call me back when he invents a chainsword:

[www.king-cart.com image 714x714]


It has already been done by a crazy German.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCIpza4S6A

\video is SFW
\\the channel is pretty fun too
\if you are into slingshots or mad science
 
2014-06-11 04:11:57 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


One of the first funerals I ever attended was for the father of a friend.  The dad was a logger, and was crushed by a log rolling down the mountain.  Needless to say, it was a closed-casket ceremony.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:26 AM  

batlock666: Call me back when he invents a chainsword:

[www.king-cart.com image 714x714]


The only thing holding chainswords back is the size of potential power sources and motors.  Miniaturization will make them possible within the next few decades.

Of course, charging the enemy to engage in hand to hand combat will still be a horrible tactic against modern firearms...for THAT we need to invent power armor.
 
2014-06-11 04:37:02 AM  
People with too much time on their hands = progress.
 
2014-06-11 04:48:26 AM  
Yes, it is something that no one has ever made before... do you think possibly there is a reason for that besides that you are the first ever to think of it?
 
2014-06-11 04:48:49 AM  
I thought that it would be pretty messy and brutal, but it actually seems surprisingly precise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5WO9nulOXc
 
2014-06-11 06:01:30 AM  
I see they're having the national fencing championship too. I assume those will be with foil, épée, sabre and barb wire.
 
2014-06-11 06:08:54 AM  
www.geekosystem.com
/oblig.
 
2014-06-11 06:15:32 AM  
and he cuts of both hands in how many seconds?
 
2014-06-11 07:06:47 AM  
In a smooth Aussie twang

See kids? Kiwis think Aussies talk funny.
 
2014-06-11 07:25:29 AM  
Those have been around for decades. Most are two-man saws, though, using a 350 chevy.

The aluminum V-6 saws look cooler and more in proportion, imo.
 
2014-06-11 07:27:28 AM  
Dammit, I shoulda had a V8.
 
2014-06-11 07:40:21 AM  

Emposter: batlock666: Call me back when he invents a chainsword:

[www.king-cart.com image 714x714]

The only thing holding chainswords back is the size of potential power sources and motors.  Miniaturization will make them possible within the next few decades.

Of course, charging the enemy to engage in hand to hand combat will still be a horrible tactic against modern firearms...for THAT we need to invent power armor.


And then after that we need to invent a portable, liquid-cooled V-10-powered machine grenade launcher for jacketed armor-piercing hollowpoint rocket-powered homing grenades. With barbs and serrated edges and other pokey-hurty things on them.

\It's the Chicago way.
 
2014-06-11 07:49:36 AM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: In a smooth Aussie twang

See kids? Kiwis think Aussies talk funny.


I'm not shearing this sheep with nobody.

/possibly obscure
 
2014-06-11 07:53:45 AM  

SpinStopper: The dad was a logger, and was crushed by a log rolling down the mountain.


But, it's only supposed to roll over the neighbor's dog!

pittsburghjedi.com
 
2014-06-11 08:11:22 AM  
it runs on tomato juice?
 
2014-06-11 08:24:45 AM  

ElLoco: Those have been around for decades. Most are two-man saws, though, using a 350 chevy.

The aluminum V-6 saws look cooler and more in proportion, imo.


This, all he did was add training wheels.  Or old man wheels, it that works better.

Not even as much power and not as impressive as the one man tree cutting machines being used by lumberjacks.  Those are diesel, picks up the tree after cutting it, and bucks it in less than a minute.  I'd rather have a nice cab and not have to lift the motor.
 
2014-06-11 08:28:57 AM  
It's on wheels though and using a heavy-assed old V-8.  It would be more expensive, but closer to being hand-held, as a chain saw should be, why not use this?

http://www.h1v8.com/web-page.html

Hayabusa V8.  175 pounds
 
2014-06-11 08:31:15 AM  
Overcompensating
 
2014-06-11 08:34:08 AM  
Why do you need a 1 1/2 gallon tank on a rocket propelled chainsaw? Surely it only needs to run for about a minute?

Does the petrol tank explode on contact? That would be cool.

Also `1 man chainsaw` is only for men that can lift 330kg...
 
2014-06-11 08:53:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.


They call him "lucky Bob"?
I know a guy like that herein Vermont.
He's really old but always has a young, hot girlfriend, somehow.
I packed his fingers in ice, once for his daughter who was following the ambulance to the hospital.
They did reattach them.
 
2014-06-11 08:55:45 AM  
Chainsword? Maybe start with the Merlin from King Arthur's tools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IaktVrHXRc

http://www.katools.com/shop/10040-merlin-fixed-speed-p-69.html hand held angle grinder with chainsaw bit.
 
2014-06-11 08:58:53 AM  
I think a rotary engine from a rx7 would make a better saw motor.
 
2014-06-11 09:16:02 AM  
 
2014-06-11 09:36:28 AM  
It looks to me like he has exactly the right amount of time on his hands.
 
2014-06-11 09:37:11 AM  

Bruce Campbell: It's on wheels though and using a heavy-assed old V-8.  It would be more expensive, but closer to being hand-held, as a chain saw should be, why not use this?

http://www.h1v8.com/web-page.html

Hayabusa V8.  175 pounds


Probably because that high compression, high revving V8 takes premium gas, and doesn't develop its peak torque of 160 ft/lb until 11,000 RPM.  Not at all suited for high load situations.  Im guessing the V* he used had a truck cam in it and makes probably 250+ ft/lbs torque at less than 3400 rpm.
 
2014-06-11 09:52:37 AM  
I was expecting Tim "the Toolman" Taylor
 
2014-06-11 09:54:35 AM  

SumoJeb: ecmoRandomNumbers: The 1.2m blade can cut through a log half a metre thick in around two seconds.

Jesus. Wait 'til that thing throws a chain.

In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone, cut his right knee down to the bone, and opened up his left calf when he threw a chain. He also broke his neck three (!) times, although those incidents were from limbs falling on his head, and not directly by the chain.

Yup big saws and long bars are lots of fun until you throw a chain. Then its a sure trip to the ER and lots of physiotherapy to recover.


Damn, you need a kevlar outfit to be a logger
 
2014-06-11 10:17:07 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: In 40 years of logging, my dad cut his right bicep to the bone


That's one thick bicep!  Or the slowest cutting method known to man.
 
2014-06-11 10:17:44 AM  

Cuyose: Probably because that high compression, high revving V8 takes premium gas, and doesn't develop its peak torque of 160 ft/lb until 11,000 RPM.  Not at all suited for high load situations.  Im guessing the V* he used had a truck cam in it and makes probably 250+ ft/lbs torque at less than 3400 rpm.


The point I made that you missed was about weight and being closer to being a one-man chainsaw.  And pushing a 1500 lb car around a track is a high load situation.  Also, when you use a chainsaw, you start cutting before you have the engine at peak power.
 
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