Chainsaw injuries are rampant. And rightfully so given the giant spinning blade that sits sometimes inches from your body as it whirls around at an ungodly speed. Many of the accidents take place when the chainsaw unexpectedly kicks back, resulting in blood loss, a healthy dose of stitches, and worse, a severed limb.
The WORX WG308 JawSaw is effectively a chainsaw contained within a scissor like contraption. You just place the steel teeth and jaw around the downed log, pull the trigger, and presto, the log is safely cut into two. The Jawsaw works in a simliar fashion to that of a chainsaw – WORX calls it the chainsaw reinvented – but instead of spinning blade moving from a fixed position, it pivots of a hinge incased inside of a protective layer. The result is a much safe cut, as well as the ability to cut logs that are already on the ground. Clearly it can’t cut down a large sized tree, but nor is it designed to do that. Case in point is the 5-foot extension pole for reaching, well, hard to reach tree limbs. Furthering WORX approach to safety is an auto tension system that automatically ensures that just the right amount of force is applied.
You can buy the Jawsaw for $130.