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Chainsaw (Dead Rising)
Dead rising Chainsaw
Type Melee
Damage 5 (Stationary)
500 (Primary & Secondary)
250 (Thrown)
Uses 20 hits
Location McHandy's Hardware
Crislip's Home Saloon
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The Chainsaw is a weapon in Dead Rising.

It is a portable mechanical saw used for construction or woodcutting purposes. It is a heavy weapon that cannot be stored in Frank's inventory. It is gasoline driven, so it has to be switched on first and runs out of gasoline quickly.


  • Start Up: Tap the 360 X button button to start up the Chainsaw.
  • Stationary: The Chainsaw is capable of damaging targets by simply coming into contact with them after it has started up.
  • Primary: Tap the 360 X button button while running to swing the Chainsaw.
  • Secondary: Tap the 360 X button button while standing still to swing the Chainsaw in a circle. This attack will give Frank PP with each attack.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the 360 X button button to throw the Chainsaw.


  • The speed of the primary attack is tied to movement speed, meaning that leveling up your speed stat and drinking Quickstep will also increase the speed of the Chainsaw's swing.
  • The word "HOMELITE" is stenciled on the side of the chainsaw and may refer to the worldwide power equipment manufacturer Homelite Corporation.
  • Its durability can be increased by the Criminal Biography and Engineering books.


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