Small Chainsaw
Type Melee
Uses 80 hits
Location Space Rider

The small chainsaw is a weapon in Dead Rising. It is a much smaller version of the chainsaw that can be wielded single-handedly.


  • Primary: Tap the Template:Xbutton button to swing the small chainsaw. This attack can remove a zombie's head or limb.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Right trigger trigger to go into aim mode then press the Template:Xbutton button to throw the small chainsaw.



  • With books from around the mall, you can make the small chainsaw more durable. The Criminal Biography Book, Engineering book and Entertainment book each triple the durability of the chainsaw; with all three books, the small chainsaw can go from withstanding 80 hits to 2160 hits and last a very long time.
  • This weapon is highly effective against psychopaths, as it can kill them in just a few attacks, making the game much easier.


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