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Current game stage: 1

Chop down the biggest trees or zombies faster than Paul Bunyan with this great chainsaw that uses gasoline for fuel.
Basic Information
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Group Tools/Traps
Category Tool, Weapon
Type Melee Weapon, Motor Tool
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute None
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 6
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 24.3
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 2.35
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute 300
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time 4.1
Ammo Type GasCan.pngGas Can
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Metal 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Stone 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Wood 1
Durability (Min Quality) 1400
Durability (Max Quality) 4200
Degradation per Use 1
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed


Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects }}
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Buff [[]]
Buff Chance (%)
Buff Effect
Characteristic Properties
Repaired Using Repair Kit
Electrical Power Required
Base Price 1500
Max Stack
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable No
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through

Description[edit | edit source]

The Chainsaw is a multipurpose item that can be used as a tool (for rapidly destroying wood blocks/trees) and for short range melee attacks. It's similar to the Auger but more efficient against wooden blocks.

The Chainsaw needs Gas Cans to fuel it. To refuel the Chainsaw, Press "R" with the Chainsaw selected, and with a Gas Can in your inventory. This takes a few seconds to refill.

A Chainsaw will increase the amount of materials that you receive from harvesting, but it will be slow when used against anything but wood. It will give no items (Raw Meat, etc) when used to butcher an animal, but it will destroy the carcass quickly. ---- It does harvest raw meat now.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Required Items[edit | edit source]

MotorToolParts.png 15* Motor Tool Parts At a
after learning from
ChainsawSchematic.png Chainsaw Schematic
after attaining level
AdvancedEngineering.png Advanced Engineering
BicycleHandlebars.png 1* Bicycle Handlebars
SmallEngine.png 1* Engine
IngotSteel.png 10* Forged Steel
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Repairing[edit | edit source]

You can use Repair Kits to repair your Chainsaw.

Scrapping[edit | edit source]

Scrapping provides Motor Tool Parts, which can be used in crafting both Chainsaw and the Auger. It is advisable to scrap only Chainsaw only when you have a higher tier variant and when you plan to craft a higher tier variant in the futurue.

Heat Map[edit | edit source]

Whenever you use a Chainsaw it affects the Heatmap. If used for long enough or if multiple chainsaws are used simultaneously, it will attract zombies. If the heat level gets high enough, it will attract one or more screamer zombies.

For a better understanding of the heatmap and heat, see Heatmap.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Can be found inside Garage Storage boxes and Decayed Sedans and with the new update inside Working Stiffs Crate once broken open.
  • It can also be looted from Lumberjack zombies in rare occasions.
  • Use with caution: the Chainsaw makes a lot of noise and may alert zombies of your presence.
  • This said, it is possibly the best weapon in the game for killing zombies at close range, bringing down even bloated walkers in less than a second on Nomad difficulty.
  • Runs on gasoline tanks as fuel and empties them quite fast. Expect a yield of 6-8 trees per tank.

Video[edit | edit source]

Game Guide
Chainsaw in Action