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Evil Dead Chainsaw Prop

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Well, this is a prop I made some years ago while living in Arizona. I based it off the ones used in Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, but MORE to the point, I based it off the video game that was released for the PS2 Evil Dead: Hail to the King.
How I built it:

I basically got an old Craftsman saw from the 70's, stripped the paint and hollowed it out. I installed an handle inside and built it so it looks like there's still engine parts on it. added a 20" bar and chain and then re-painted the wole thing. the most fun I had was agingt he pains...all of them XD took me forever too.

Let me know if anyone want's to see a couple of the pics when it was a WIP. thanks and enjoy!
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JadedGamer5's avatar
I know what I want for Christmas!
IsaiahBelmont's avatar
Could I please have that Chainsaw? PRETTY PLEASE. :iconbegplz:
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Ummm....no, I still like it too much XD
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
It's OK, I don't blame you. Only other issue is that if I ever DO decide to give it to someone I already promised it would go to the guy that helped me with it with the tool loan.
IsaiahBelmont's avatar
Ah. That's being a good friend right there
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Yeah, but that won't happen until I can find the time to build a screen accurate version.
Hellraiser-89's avatar
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Thank you very much! ^_^
angusyoung3's avatar
I know what brand chainsaw that was used in the movies :D

It was a homelite XL
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Well there's several models that Homelite used that can be used to make a screen accurate. The XL, 240, Super2, LT I believe and XL2 if my memory serves. A couple models have aluminum casings that are pretty much exactly like the plastic casing saw they used in the film that I honestly prefer though.
angusyoung3's avatar
I prefer the plastic casing too.
They say u can gedt the homelite models off ebay for cheap.
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
No I mean I prefer the metal casing, lol. They're tougher and if you make a mistake you can fill them in with JB weld and sand it over and paint it. Much more forgiving and honetly it takes the weight of a 20 inch bar better than the plastic which flexes a lot. Plastic has an upside though that it is a bit lighter and color molded meaning you don't have to worry about painting it red, lol.
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Yes, but the plastic casings can still be quite good, don't get me wrong. They're easier to cut, lighter so they're easier to handle and modify, you just have to make VERY sure before drilling holes.
angusyoung3's avatar
Ill keep that in mind. :D
angusyoung3's avatar
Ill keep that in mind. :D
LOLCOMEDY's avatar
i want to make one :c could you tell the steps to make one plz
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
I really couldn't. It can vary a lot depending on what kind or brand of chainsaw you use. I didn't even use the correct type that was used in the movies. XD
LOLCOMEDY's avatar
awwwwwwwwww :c
Police-Box-Traveler's avatar
Yeah sorry, but if you google around a bit there are plenty of builders that have images of their builds using the correct brand of chainsaw.
LOLCOMEDY's avatar
o well thanks any way :)
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