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Category Weapons > Melee
Type ?
Repairable With Sharpening Stone,
Size 5x3 (15 Slots)
Weight 6 kg (13 lb)
Fragility Unknown
Absorbency 50%
Type Normal Heavy
Health 50
Blood 500
Shock 200
Standing Sprinting
Range 1.5
Bleed Chance 100%
Locations Farm, Industrial
Rarity Rare
A portable chainsaw. It is used in activities such as tree felling, limbing, bucking, pruning, by tree surgeons to fell trees and remove branches and foliage, to fell snags and assist in cutting firebreaks in wildland fire suppression, and to harvest firewood. Operate with extreme caution. — In-game description

The Chainsaw is a piece of equipment in DayZ Standalone.


It can be used for approximately one minute before running out of fuel. It can be refilled using a Gasoline Canister. The chainsaw can be used to quickly cut down trees and bushes. Only one swing of the saw is needed to drop a tree, in contrast to an axe which needs four or more swings.

As a melee weapon, one hit from a chainsaw does serious damage -- even if it is turned off.

Powered vs. Off

For a comparison of this weapon's stats when powered versus when it is not powered, please see its stats table here.


Action Details
Cut Down Tree Cut down an entire tree, while powered on.
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