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Old 06-24-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long (or until an enormous saw blade physically prevents me from doing so). That is a terrifying actual thing that happened to a driver last week on the Chongqing expressway in central China: a large circular saw blade buried itself a foot and a half deep into the hood of his truck, forcing him to stop. The man was reportedly shaken, but unhurt.

Three or four of the five-foot blades fell from an equipment truck that had swerved onto the median while traveling in the opposite direction, local news sources reported, according to the Telegraph. Only one of the bouncing death traps—the one that nearly killed the driver of the pickup—made it through the bushes and back onto the roadway.

“I heard a ‘bang’ and then I saw all the white smoke in front of me. I almost lost control of my car,” the man, identified as Mr. Xiang, told local reporters.

Local police put an optimistic spin on the accident, saying that at a higher speed or a slightly different angle, the blade would have cut into the cabin and hit Xiang. It’s lucky for him he wasn’t driving faster.

Then again, somewhat unlucky that a giant metal avatar of spinning death just happened to come loose at the exactly angle and timing necessary to slice through a large chunk of his vehicle and stop terrifyingly close to his face. Glass half-full, though, right?
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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No China...the JMC Gimmy is NOT the same thing...

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Nobody gets nailed for an unsecured load?
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I'd like one of those saw blades
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I'd like one of those saw blades
I think there is a 4 footer on Craigslist here....
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Here's one that was powder coated and hung on the wall. Tina is parked under it getting her picture taken.
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Here's one that was powder coated and hung on the wall. Tina is parked under it getting her picture taken.
People take the old blades and paint scenes on them around here, and hang them on their wall.
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I think there is a 4 footer on Craigslist here....
Yeah but my M18 Fuel is a 5 footer. 4 ft doesn't give enough ripping depth for most vehicle shortening. It's so much easier than extending the garage....
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You notice how that heavy blade is not resting on the ground? There'd be a lot of torque trying to put it on the ground, using the front bumper as a fulcrum, and some torque trying to twist it out.

50-50 it's fake.

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You notice how that heavy blade is not resting on the ground? There'd be a lot of torque trying to put it on the ground, using the front bumper as a fulcrum, and some torque trying to twist it out.

50-50 it's fake.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-motorway.html
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You notice how that heavy blade is not resting on the ground? There'd be a lot of torque trying to put it on the ground, using the front bumper as a fulcrum, and some torque trying to twist it out.

50-50 it's fake.
How about 100%? Looks like a bad photoshop job. No dirt on blade?
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You notice how that heavy blade is not resting on the ground? There'd be a lot of torque trying to put it on the ground, using the front bumper as a fulcrum, and some torque trying to twist it out.

50-50 it's fake.
How about 100%? Looks like a bad photoshop job. No dirt on blade? Only shadow under guardrail ridge, but not blade?
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I'll go with 99%.
Using probabilities of exactly zero and exactly 1.0 (100%) cause computational problems!

From SamM's photo, there are hardly any teeth embedded in the front of the truck so the force they'd have to grab with to avoid pulling out is very high.
And I doubt there are structures in the front of a truck that would grab a blade like that.
Even stuck in a tree with the grain, not enough of the blade is embedded.

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