The Chainless Chainsaw

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Intro: 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.

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    21 Discussions

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    mrmuffin

    6 years ago on Introduction

    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

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    prodo123DJ Radio

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    prodo123DJ Radio

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    cerj

    8 years ago on Introduction

     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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    prodo123cerj

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    prodo123cerj

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    cerjprodo123

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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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    prodo123

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

    Check it out.