V8 Car Engine-Powered Chainsaw

Posted in Outdoors by Darrin Olson on August 3rd, 2014

Chainsaw powered by V8 car engine.Yes, you are seeing this correctly. This is a chainsaw powered by a 4.2 liter V8 car engine. The chainsaw runs at a 1:1 ration directly from the engine’s rotations and tears through a 21 inch diameter hardwood peppermint gum tree in about 2.4 seconds.

The chainsaw was built as a promotional tool by Whitlands Engineering in Australia (hence the gum tree), so they really have no plans to manufacture them for consumers, but nevertheless it is impressive to see.

The iSaw USB Chainsaw: A hoax for a good cause

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 9th, 2009

isawWe knew the iSaw was a hoax, but we had no idea just how awesome and clever a ploy this really was, with a truly worthwhile message. If you placed a pre-order, here’s the message you received:

USB powered chainsaw

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2009

isawWhen it comes to USB gadgets, it doesn’t get any cooler or deadlier than this. It’s a reminder that we can push USB technology further when it comes to power tools, whether for taking care of odd jobs or hacking a fake plastic tree.

Thank you usbchainsaw.com for showing us the way. Sure, it’s likely a hoax, but USB powered saws are something to aspire to. Office arguments can now end in dismemberment. And next time your secretary gets your coffee wrong…look out. Hit the link for a video.

Resident Evil 5 chainsaw USB drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2009

Resident Evil 5 chainsaw USB driveIf you’re afraid of tiny zombies, you’ll want to protect yourself with this small RE5 chainsaw USB drive. How can you get it? Buy the Limited Edition set that includes 3 “making of” DVDs and this bloody 2GB USB drive shaped like a chainsaw.

Sadly it looks like it’s only included in the Asian version of the limited edition. But if you want it badly enough, you can probably find one on eBay. Looks like you’ll pay between $22 and $36.

Dolmette motorcyle is powered by 24 Dolmar Chainsaw Engines

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on September 14th, 2008

Dolmette motorcyle is powered by 24 Dolmar Chainsaw EnginesWhen you power a motorcycle with 24 petrol chain saws which have the best power to weight ratio, it has to be a hell of a ride. All of the chainsaw engines and the 5-speed Harley-Davidson transmission generates a total displacement of 1.9 litres, a power output of 125 kW (170 PS) and 130 Nm of torque at the centrifugal clutches.

That’s all technical talk, but I think we can assume that it’s fast and powerful. In case you were wondering, twelve engines are mounted in two rows of six on either side of the drive belt casing. Each engine is held in place by two threaded studs that normally serve to secure the guide bar to the chainsaw power head. The individual motors are coupled together in sets of three by means of a double-sided drive belt, making up eight modules in all. All in all pretty impressive and it looks like a strange jet-bike. Check out the video below and watch as they yank each engine to life as well as another of the bike in action.