Enter The Shredder

No not this guy…

Some time ago I came across Nuclear Snail Studios on YouTube. I have always had a love of the post-apocalyptic, the scavenged, and the improvised and this guys approach to such things tickled me. I marathon watched all his videos then began eyeing my pants in ways that made the garment uncomfortable.

With the awesome new Mad Max movie still occupying a remarkable amount of my waking thoughts two months after having seen it I suspect my sewing machine and I are going to be doing cruel things to some of my more worn out clothes in the near future… Buckles… I need more buckles…

This video in particular caught my attention. I loved his shredder tool and immediately wanted one. The problem seemed to be that the particular type of modular hole saw he used was not favored in any hardware store I frequented and I could absolutely not be bothered to do much more research into sourcing one with a thousand other projects  looming and a major move across the country demanding my attention.

But guess what… I found one! Cheap!

Here then is my Shredder.

I carved the handle from a hardwood dowel and used the center drill from the hole saw as a tang. The head is still removable if I get some weird idea to actually mount it on a drill or something… Hmmm… But the tang is well and truly epoxied into the handle so I will need to make a new one.

He’s a brutal little guy isn’t he? I think he will rust up and age very attractively and some day someone will find it in a box and wonder what the hell great grandpa was up to.

Now to find some scrap leather and make him a holster.


  1. Mom says:

    Move across country?????!!!!!!

  2. Jessica says:

    Hey what did you use to make your shredder? I’m looking to make one but can’t find a drill part like yours. 🙂

    • willrobot says:

      Sorry it took so long to get back to you! I am going to have to poke at my notifications and see why I was not alerted to a comment!

      The tool is a hole saw, but this style seem to be annoyingly rare. I had been looking on and off for quite a while before I happened on mine at a local hardware store.

      Most hole saw kits are made to switch out one blade for another, but have no easy way to have all the blades in at once (because why on earth would you need that?) This particular style of kit is made so all the blades slot in for storage, so it is able to have them all in at once, which is what we need to make a lovely shredding tool. Going through about 30 pages of search results I only find one for sale here : http://www.cccme.org.cn/products/detail-3096194.aspx which I do not necessarily recommend ordering from… But that at least shows the kind of thing you are looking for.

    • willrobot says:

      As soon as I replied I realized the store was an Ace franchise so probably ordered the tool from them. Sure enough! http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1288976

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