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Why were chainsaws invented?

Chainsaw
Chainsaw

Chainsaws were originally invented for helping with childbirth. They were not meant for cutting wood.

Before Cesarean sections if a baby was too large to pass through the birth canal, parts of the pelvis would be removed.

At first, the procedure was performed with a small knife which was very messy and painful.

In 1780, two doctors invented the chainsaw to make the removal both easier and less time-consuming.

The original chainsaws were powered by a hand crank.

Well, there you have it, the unexpected and super terrifying history of the chainsaw.

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