Introduction: The Chainless Chainsaw

I was building the K'nexecutioner when I noticed I was short on the chainlinks. Then, I wondered, can I make a chain out of something OTHER than the chainlinks? Then this happened. No, it uses 0 chainlinks, but it's still functional. Cool looking, compact, and in need of opinions. The "Chain" is made of white rods, gray connectors, and red connectors for the blade.

This was made in 30 minutes. It is for the demonstration and function of what I have named the "Chainless Chain." To me, it looks a lot more like a minigun than a chainsaw, but again, only for the demonstration of the concept.

Pros
Small, and can be as long as you want it to be.
Uses no chains at all
Goes both forward and backward
Durable and a new concept of chains

Cons
Pathetically slow
Looks too wide?
Heavy
Looks like a minigun
Somewhat jammy, but it's my really weak motor.

Comments

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mrmuffin (author)2012-05-27

CLUTTER!!!!! I bet u i can make a better chain saw with better piece amounts and is way better

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DJ Radio (author)2010-05-27

It's not really "Chainless".  You didn't use standard knex chain, you just made your own chain out of knex

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(YOUR N (author)DJ Radio2010-11-22

hes right u no

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prodo123 (author)DJ Radio2010-05-27

Exactly! This is for people who don't really have enough chains, or have trouble working with them. I plan to make a machine gun out of it :D

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DJ Radio (author)prodo1232010-05-27

Well calling it "Chainless" is still misnaming it. 

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prodo123 (author)DJ Radio2010-05-27

I like oxymorons, so I named it "Chainless Chain". Chainless because it has no chainlinks and chain because it's a chain.

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killersir751 (author)prodo1232010-11-13

IM NOT CONFUSED BY THAT
finally something weird that doesn't confuse me

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(YOUR N (author)2010-11-22

i like it

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cerj (author)2010-06-03

 ok... a chainsaw without a chain... weird enough already.


and then in the pictures it says "shows the chain"

am i missing something here?

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prodo123 (author)cerj2010-06-03

yeah, i think you missed the part that says "it uses 0 chainlinks" and DJ Radio's comment chain.

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cerj (author)prodo1232010-06-04

lol sorry.

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prodo123 (author)cerj2010-06-04

it alright. Almost everyone here is like, "How the hell can chain be a chain without a chain?"

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cerj (author)prodo1232010-06-05

stop with the chain chain with a without a chain its a chain are you dumb its a chain. it's confusing my head...

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killersir751 (author)cerj2010-11-13

AM I the only one here not that confused by that?

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prodo123 (author)cerj2010-06-05

lol srry xD

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prodo123 (author)2010-05-30

https://www.instructables.com/id/SR70A1-PSRS/

Check it out.

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~Aeronous~ (author)2010-05-28

 Neat, but its been done before.

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~KGB~ (author)2010-05-28

nice!

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prodo123 (author)~KGB~2010-05-28

thx. Made a machine gun out of it now. xD

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~KGB~ (author)prodo1232010-05-28

nice, lol, sounds great!

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MegaMetal8 (author)2010-05-26

cool

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