Chainsaw (also Ripper) vs Circular Saw (Industrial Hand) as a realistic weapon

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by NMLevesque, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. NMLevesque

    NMLevesque Commie Ghost

    Jul 2, 2016
    Kind of an odd question, but what would a circular saw be more effective as a weapon? I'm about as 'handy' as...Andy the Mr.Handy of Vault 101. So I don't really know anything about tools. I mean, I ended up taking shop class twice (not my choice), but it was extremely lacking in terms of...actual educational experiences. I'm also not a crime scene investigator, pathologist/mortician, or some other expert of bad things happening to human bodies.

    I would imagine that a chainsaw would have much more bite, which is to say grip. Which could be a blessing or a curse. If that semi-true story movie with Marky Mark and the Rock, about the bodybuilders who were the world's worst kidnappers, was at all accurate about how they handle hair--then jamming is potentially an issue with certain things. Circular saws have much longer teeth so it's probably faster unless you're dealing with something really dense, like the wood chainsaws were invented to deal with, or ice, I guess...
  2. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Neither would be effective weapons.

    Against flesh, a good old sword would work fine, or a spear.

    Against armour, a hammer, or mace.

    "Rotary" weapons aren't that good.