The Chainsaw was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
Along with the Taser, the Chainsaw is one of only two Mechanical weapons currently available to players. Because of this, the Chainsaw is the highest damaging, least accurate, and least stealthy Mechanical weapon in Torn.
The Chainsaw is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.
1,000 Chainsaws will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.
The Chainsaw is commonly used during Halloween's Trick or Treat event due to its affordability compared to other Scary weapons.
Due to the low number of Mechanical weapons in the game, the Chainsaw is often used to get the 1,000 Mechanical finishing hits for the War Machine honor.
Players can gain weapon experience on Chainsaws once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Chainsaws, along with all melee weapons, receive a 10% damage bonus from the "Drunken Master" 3* special at Pubs and Restaurants, and a 2% damage bonus from the completion of the "HIS2170 Medieval History" course.
The Chainsaw is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.
|Chainsaw Related Awards|
|Machinist||Achieve 100 finishing hits with mechanical weapons|
The Chainsaw saw heavy use in the early days of the game due to being the highest damaging melee weapon at the time. Its usage was especially high after the Samurai Sword was moved from Big Al's to Mexico.
|Chainsaw Image History|
|2006* to ~2010 |
|~2010 to July 2012 |
|July 2012 to present |
* Items did not have images prior to 2006.
The circulation of Chainsaws has historically spiked every October due to their usage in the Trick or Treat event.
|Clubbing|| Axe · Ban Hammer · Baseball Bat · Bo Staff
|Mechanical|| Bolt Gun · Chainsaw · Taser
|Piercing|| Butterfly Knife · Dagger · Diamond Bladed Knife
|Slashing|| Bread Knife · Bug Swatter · Blood Spattered Sickle
|Clubbing|| Axe · Golden Broomstick · Petrified Humerus
|Piercing|| Devil's Pitchfork · Meat Hook · Wand of Destruction
|Slashing|| Blood Spattered Sickle · Cleaver