Amazing Tools #3: Predator: V8 Chainsaw

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 06-09-2009 12:06 PM 6688 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Predator – born in Washington state, USA – is a 2-man chainsaw powered by a V8 engine, capable of cutting through a 3’ log in less than a second. All of their videos of this monster are fun, but this recap on an unspecified television program (which seems at the very least sponsored by Prolong Oil) sums things up nicely.

My first question – “Who would build such a dangerous beast?” – has been answered. His name is Robert Andrews. My second question – “What on earth would give one the courage to handle such a monster on its inaugural run?” – has not.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 06-09-2009 12:13 PM

I just looked at all three of your posts. Amazing stuff. Efficiency and sport. What next a V8 belt sander?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 06-09-2009 12:40 PM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#3 posted 06-09-2009 01:32 PM

Wow!! I have enough respect for my little chain saw. I cannot imagine trying to run one of these but I bet it would make a pretty spectacular milling machine.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 01:34 PM

Yikes!! Those guys are insane! I don’t imagine that their phone is ringing off the hook with all the commercial possibilities. And what about felling the trees? Maybe they could chain the thing to one of the branches of the tree they’re dropping? ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 03:04 PM

would it be an overkill to park one of those in the garage to clean out the shrubs?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 03:16 PM

Words fail me. But the possibilities are really exciting! The implementation is, however, a little more daunting.

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 04:34 PM

Ar Ar ArAr

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 09:20 PM

Runs in the same league as monster trucks and bull riders :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 06-10-2009 12:03 AM

11 comments so far and no mention of Tim Allen and his quest for ‘more power’...

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#11 posted 06-10-2009 02:27 AM

I think Gary’s AR AR AR was an indirect nod to Tim the Tool man.

-- Gary D.

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#12 posted 06-10-2009 06:57 AM

bureaucrat – perhaps it is… however I’m not sure ‘indirect’ should ever be used in the same sentence with Tim Allen… lol

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 11:48 AM

sweet mother of **


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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