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Paddlesaw (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Paddlesaw
Type Combo Weapon
How to Make Paddle + Chainsaw
Uses 60
Strength Great
PP 125
Fits in Inventory No
"Paddle through the sea of zombies, leaving an ocean of blood in your wake!"
—Combo Card Description

The Paddlesaw is a combo weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, made by combining a paddle with a chainsaw.

It is a double-ended kayak paddle with a chainsaw duct-taped to each end. It is made by combining a paddle and a chainsaw. It is a heavy weapon and cannot be stored in Chuck's inventory.

This combo weapon has been described as:

"Remember Donatello's bo staff from "Ninja Turtles"? Well, imagine if there was a running chainsaw at each end. Suddenly Donatello seems a lot less bad ass."[1]

Attacks and Combo CardEdit

Combo Card poster location
Dead rising Paddlesaw poster map Dead rising Paddlesaw poster location

Weapon component locationsEdit

Dead Rising 2 and Case Zero general locations of weapons needed to make the Paddlesaw.

Dead rising Chainsaw (Dead Rising 2)

Location icon see article Paddle
Dead rising Paddle
Location icon Across the street from Brockett Gas Station

Location icon Palisades Mall Grotto
Location icon Palisades Mall - Under the Sea Travels (P207)
Location icon Palisades Mall - Under the Sea Travels (P207)
Location icon Silver Strip - Luaii Wauwii (N105)
Location icon Silver Strip - Maintenance Room 15 to the right of Hot Excitorama

Location icon South Plaza - Maintenance Room 25 southern most corridor



Skorge using the Dual Chainsaw Staff, possibly inspired the Paddlesaw.

  • The Paddlesaw has very high durability and attack damage.
  • According to the Making of documentary, the Paddlesaw was one of the first combo weapons to be designed by the development team. It was also one of the first combo weapons ever shown, aside from the Slicecycle.
  • In an advertisement in the October 2010 Official Xbox Magazine, the paddlesaw is shown with a different appearance; the chainsaws are dark blue and the paddle is wooden.
  • The weapon is possibly a reference to, or possibly inspired by, the Dual Chainsaw Staff wielded by Skorge, in the "Gears of War 2" game.
  • Chuck holds the weapon differently in game than on the box art, holding it like a spear rather than like a paddle.
  • In the items.txt PC game files this weapon has the name "Combo_Paddlesaw"

Weapon Animations
Animation name Animation shared with

Unique to Paddlesaw


Unique to Paddlesaw



  1. Frushtick, Russ. 'Dead Rising 2' Combo Weapons Guide - Duct Tape Is Your Friend, MTV. (August 31, 2010).
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