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The fastest chainsaw on earth.

The saw---90hp 500cc water cooled HUSQVARNA motorcycle engine.running a 36" custom made guide bar and special hand made 1/2 pitch square ground chain. The saw runs a 16 tooth drive sprocket that is also custom built. Everything about this saw is custom made for speed. Gary and his partner Steve Ingalls designed and built THE IRON HOURSE as it's called. However, the compitition has a lot of different names they call it. *@##@$%% and so on. None of them were very nice. But sticks and stones------ The saw---90hp 500cc water cooled HUSQVARNA motorcycle engine. running a 36" custom blade guide bar and special hand made 1/2 pitch square ground chain. The saw runs a 16 tooth drive sprocket that is also custom built. Everything about this saw is custom made for speed. Gary and his partner Steve Ingalls designed and built -If you counted all the time involved in the design and CAD time on the computer, plus building special parts the cost would be in excess of $35,000.00. The saw has ever been beaten at a logging show. Gary holds the worlds speed cutting record through a 27" log of 2.34sec set at Morton, Washington's Grand finals. Come and visit HOTSAW.COM
My HOTSAW home page.
My HOTSAW home page.
That's me on a Program cover
That's me on a Program cover
1get ready
1get ready
2 get set
2 get set
go
go
All done 33inch log cut in about 3 sec
All done 33inch log cut in about 3 sec
Aussie Cut in Cooma,NSW Australia
Aussie Cut in Cooma,NSW Australia
World record cut 24inch 2.001 sec
World record cut 24inch 2.001 sec
Morton,Wa world record cut 27in  2.32 sec
Morton,Wa world record cut 27in 2.32 sec
Omark picnic cut (just for fun)
Omark picnic cut (just for fun)
Me and my kid Kelly
Me and my kid Kelly
Gary and the axe throw
Gary and the axe throw
Estacada, Or winning cut with old 292 Yamaha
Estacada, Or winning cut with old 292 Yamaha
longview, Washington
longview, Washington
My big hotsaw pic
My big hotsaw pic
Opps..the chain came off
Opps..the chain came off
Powered by Harley
Powered by Harley
The Iron Horse..right side
The Iron Horse..right side
The Iron Horse...left side
The Iron Horse...left side
V-6 Powered
V-6 Powered
V8 hotsaw1
V8 hotsaw1
Standup after cut
Standup after cut
 Record Cut Cooma, Au
Record Cut Cooma, Au
Aussie Crew   Dave- Mat- Peter
Aussie Crew Dave- Mat- Peter
I call her Bubba (she's my kid)
I call her Bubba (she's my kid)
choping rounds for the show
choping rounds for the show
Come on Bubba get mad
Come on Bubba get mad
Kelly and her tools
Kelly and her tools
The big race- hand saw against a chainsaw
The big race- hand saw against a chainsaw
I'll stick with the hotsaw, sawing's too much work
I'll stick with the hotsaw, sawing's too much work
Estacada Timber Bowl
Estacada Timber Bowl
The warm-up
The warm-up
Getting to the wood.
Getting to the wood.
Ready!!
Ready!!
Into the cut
Into the cut
Half way home
Half way home
Done! - and I win.
Done! - and I win.
Hotsaw fans
Hotsaw fans
My partner, Steve Ingalls and me.
My partner, Steve Ingalls and me.
Morton, Wash. cut-01
Morton, Wash. cut-01
Morton, Wash. cut-02
Morton, Wash. cut-02
Morton, Wash. cut-03
Morton, Wash. cut-03
The Pope-01
The Pope-01
The Pope-02
The Pope-02
Waiting on the competition
Waiting on the competition
Steve pulling the Pope to life.
Steve pulling the Pope to life.
Kelly...my best fan. (Morton, Wn '85)
Kelly...my best fan. (Morton, Wn '85)
Dennis Cahoon's 500 Honda from MyrtleCreek,Oregon
Dennis Cahoon's 500 Honda from MyrtleCreek,Oregon
Right out of the pickup. Great looking saw.
Right out of the pickup. Great looking saw.
David Foster takes a wack. Always a winner.
David Foster takes a wack. Always a winner.
Chop Chop
Chop Chop
David and Peter race a chainsaw,--and win.
David and Peter race a chainsaw,--and win.
Dennis Cahoons hotsaw.jpg
Dennis Cahoons hotsaw.jpg
Gary
Gary
gary face.jpg
gary face.jpg
8 foot high thumb.jpg
8 foot high thumb.jpg