If you’ve ever attended a lumberjack competition or watched one on television, no doubt you saw the “hot saw” competition. It’s essentially a drag race through a big log using custom built chainsaws that produce up to 100 hp from one-cylinder engines. Nutso.
We found this neat story on ESPN.com about the saws and the man who has built more champion saws than nearly anyone else, Russ Lemke. He has been a recognized design and engineering leader with these wild machines for more than a decade now and even makes the claim that only one of his saws in the history of the company refused to start on the first pull.
We’re thinking of contracting him to hot rod our lawn mower.