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Firing This Saw Blade-Launching Handheld Catapult Looks More Terrifying Than Getting Hit by It

Joerg Sprave has finally built an elastic-powered weapon that even the burly slingshot master can barely handle when the trigger’s pulled. It’s a handheld trebuchet (a type of catapult) that flings circular saw blades for hundreds of feet, and it looks almost as terrifying to yield as it is to be in the weapon’s crosshairs. Read More >>

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This Simple Accessory Lets a Drill Cut a Square Hole

When you’re working with tools, if you need to make a round hole, you reach for a drill. If you need a square hole, you reach for a saw. But a new accessory called the Quadsaw lets your drill cut square and rectangular holes as well, and faster than you can do with an electric saw. Read More >>

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The World’s Smallest Saw Is Made From Diamond Coated Carbon Nanotubes

You know all that sawdust you're left with when hacking through a piece of lumber? It's a minor inconvenience for carpenters, but a huge problem for electronics manufacturers cutting expensive materials like silicon wafers on the microscopic scale. So researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have found a way to make incredibly precise ultra thin saws from carbon nanotubes covered with an outer layer of lab grown diamonds. Read More >>

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Who Cares About Slingshots When This Crossbow Fires Spinning Saw Blades?

We've got nothing but undying love for slingshot master Joerg Sprave. But if we had to select a weapon of choice, it would probably be Patrick Priebe's saw blade-launching laser-sighted Blade Driver crossbow. Read More >>