3D printed circular saw is smaller than a thumbnail

What is this, a saw for — bah, we’ll spare you that joke. You probably knew it was coming the moment you saw the image above, because yes, that’s a teeny tiny circular saw that actually works. It was created by New Zealand native Lance Abernethy, who also made aminuscule power drill earlier this year. Abernethy designed each of the saw’s parts himself and printed them out using PLA plastic through an Ultimaker 2 3D printer. The scaled-down tool is powered by a hearing aid battery and roars to life when you click the button on its handle, but it can’t actually cut through anything.

Abernethy told 3Dprint that he wants to make a version that can cut tiny pieces of wood in the future, along with other power tools you’d usually see in a set. He also plans to make his designs available for purchase, in case you’d like print out some for fun… or to make your own Maintenance Man Ken.

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