A chainsaw is a portable motorized automatic cutting instrument used to cut materials (usually wood) more quickly than with a traditional saw, and has become commonly used in both logging and in home gardening. Chainsaws are so-named because their cutting blades rapidly move attached to a rotating chain. The tools are well known for making a great deal of noise when in use.
Because of the rapidly spinning blade, chainsaws are also extremely dangerous to use without care and caution, as the blades can cut living flesh and bone just as easily as they can cut wood. This extreme hazard has influenced the fictional use of chainsaws as a deadly weapon, made famous by the 1977 slasher film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Appearances in TMNT
Chainsaws have occasionally appeared as a weapon of combat in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise.
1989 video game
Rise of the TMNT
In the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode Warren & Hypno, Sitting in a Tree, after Baron Draxum has betrayed both Hypno-Potamus and Warren Stone, he tries to execute Warren with a giant supernatural chainsaw, but Warren is rescued with the combined effort of Hypno, the Turtles and April O'Neil.