The Chainsaw is the final tier of Wood gathering tools in RUST. With the chainsaw equipped, players can press the
R key to refill the chainsaw with Low Grade Fuel.
Unlike hatchets, the chainsaw will repeatedly strike the trees and bring them down in seconds.
There is a chance of finding a chainsaw in almost every type of crate. However, if you have 125 Scrap, you can purchase one from the Outpost monument.
The chainsaw is a robust farming tool that will make your wood farming for upkeep a short and straightforward task.
It is tempting to use the chainsaw as a melee weapon, and while it can do substantial damage, you cannot sprint and activate the chainsaw simultaneously, giving players ample time to escape or get behind you.
And while the chainsaw can damage wooden walls and surfaces, it takes a substantial hit to its durability for doing so.
There are several steps you can take to improve your chainsaw gameplay when farming. First, combine your chainsaw with drinking a wood gathering tea. Doing this just once with a Pure Wood Tea will likely net you enough wood to last until wipe.
When refueling the chainsaw, watch the small icon on your hotbar. Once the number on the fuel gauge increases, switch out the chainsaw for another item on the bar, then switch back. Doing this will skip a good part of the chainsaw’s lengthy refuel animation.
If you need High Quality Metal, Gears, or Metal Blades, the chainsaw is ideal for recycling. For the low price of 125 scrap at the Outpost monument, you can pick up gears and high-quality metal for much cheaper than producing gears manually.