This weekend I met “Chainsaw,” an artist from the Austin area who carves wood with… well, you get the idea. He’s a super nice guy, and he turned me on to the chainsaw artist’s secret weapon: a chainsaw blade designed to mount in your 4-1/2″ angle grinder. He says it works great for creating curved surfaces.
King Arthur Tools, the manufacturer, lists it as “excellent for rapid wood removal, cutting, and general shaping.” The blade is actually a separate component, trapped between two shaped-steel plates for mounting to the grinder. That means the blade is replaceable, and ‘Arthur sells replacements for $23 — about half the tool’s $45 price.
If you check out the website (link below), be sure to look at the rest of their selection. They have larger chainsaw cutters as well as a selection of numerous abrasives we haven’t seen elsewhere.
And while we haven’t tried one of these personally, we’ll take Chainsaw’s word that they work wonders. C’mon — his friends call him “Chainsaw!” How cool is that? Answer: cool enough that we’re gonna order one and give it a shot.
Squire 12-Tooth Disc [King Arthur’s Tools]