7 Days to Die Wiki
Chop down the biggest trees or zombies faster than Paul Bunyan with this great chainsaw that uses gasoline for fuel.
Basic Information
Removed: {{{removed_version}}}
Group Tools/Traps
Category Tool
Type Motor Tool
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Related Attribute Strength
Related Perk(s)
Related Perk Book(s)
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 6
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 24.3
Power Attack Block Damage
Range 2.35
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute 300
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time 4.1s
Ammo Type GasCan Gas Can
Magazine Size 300
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Metal 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Stone 0.15
Damage Multiplier: Wood
Butcher Tool No
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool No
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality) 1400
Durability (Max Quality) 4200
Degradation per Use 1
Mod Type
Compatible Mods Chainsaw, Motor Tool
Repaired Using Repair Kit
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Sell: 300
Buy: 4500
Max Stack 1
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scrappable Yes
Scraps into Motor Tool Parts
Meltable No
Combustible No
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through Crafting, Looting, Trading

Description[ | ]

The Chainsaw is a multipurpose item that can be used as a tool (for rapidly destroying wood blocks/trees) and for short range melee attacks. It's similar to the Auger but more efficient against wooden blocks.

The Chainsaw needs Gas Cans to fuel it. To refuel the Chainsaw, Press "R" with the Chainsaw selected, and with a Gas Can in your Inventory. This takes a few seconds to refill.

A Chainsaw will increase the amount of materials that you receive from harvesting, but it will be slow when used against anything but wood. As of Alpha 19, it will provide a small amount of Raw Meat when used to butcher an animal carcass, but minimal other resources. Prior to Alpha 19, it would give no items when used to butcher an animal, but it would destroy the carcass quickly.

As a weapon, the Chainsaw is extremely effective on single zombies due to its rapid attacks being able to largely prevent the zombies from attacking the survivor, but its short range and speed penalty while using it makes it quite ineffective on multiple zombies.

Crafting[ | ]

Required Items[ | ]

{{{nameresult}}}{{{imageresult}}}{{{yield}}}{{{time}}}Motor Tool Parts1Bicycle Handlebars1Engine1Forged Steel10{{{linkname5}}}{{{itemcount5}}}Tools Digest6070809010011{{{skill}}}{{{skillmod}}}{{{perkbook}}}{{{schematic}}}Workbench{{{implement}}}{{{inventorycraft}}} |style="padding: 7px"| |Item missing!

Chainsaw Recipe
Item Name Count
Item Name Count
Quality 1 Quality 2 Quality 3 Quality 4 Quality 5

Craftingclock 02:33

MotorToolParts Motor Tool Parts 1 2 3 4 5
BicycleHandlebars Bicycle Handlebars 1
SmallEngine Engine 1
IngotSteel Forged Steel 10 20 30 40 50
Item 5 missing!
Expression error: Unexpected * operator. Expression error: Unexpected * operator. Expression error: Unexpected * operator. Expression error: Unexpected * operator.
Unlock Options
BookToolsDigest Tools Digest */100 60 70 80 90 100
And having read
Schematic  Schematic
Crafted in
NewWorkbench Workbench

The recipe above contains the Resources/Magazines needed for each Quality level of the Chainsaw.
A higher Quality item may provide better stats at the cost of increased material and unlock requirements.

Repairing[ | ]

You can use Repair Kits to repair your Chainsaw.

Scrapping[ | ]

Scrapping provides Motor Tool Parts, which can be used in crafting both Chainsaw and the Auger. It is advisable to scrap a Chainsaw only when you have a higher tier variant or when you plan to craft a higher tier variant in the future.

Heat Map[ | ]

Whenever you use a Chainsaw it affects the Heatmap. If used for long enough or if multiple chainsaws are used simultaneously, it will attract zombies. If the heat level gets high enough, it will attract one or more screamer zombies.

For a better understanding of the heatmap and heat, see Heatmap.

Notes[ | ]

  • Can be found inside Garage Storage boxes and Decayed Sedans and with the new update inside Working Stiffs Crate once broken open.
  • It can also be looted from Lumberjack zombies in rare occasions.
  • Use with caution: the Chainsaw makes a lot of noise and may alert zombies of your presence.
  • This said, it is possibly the best weapon in the game for killing zombies at close range, bringing down even bloated walkers in less than a second on Nomad difficulty.
  • Runs on gasoline tanks as fuel and empties them quite fast. Expect a yield of 6-8 trees per tank.

Video[ | ]

Game Guide
Chainsaw in Action