- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
This episode cuts right to the hard facts about one of our most useful and ubiquitous tools. Consider it the cutting edge of cutting.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- No matter how you slice it, this DVD reveals everything you ever wanted to know about saws!
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
What has teeth but can't chew? This DVD!
MODERN MARVELS: SAWS follows the development and application of this basic, yet utterly crucial, technology.
Cut across the centuries to discover how the Egyptians arduously sawed stone, and then see how modern saws ease through limestone like butter. Learn how saws have been used for harm and healing, in torture chambers and operating rooms. Discover the many ways saws are indispensable to construction, salvage and demolition. And, believe it or not, enjoy music made with saws.
Tipped with everything from steel to carbide to diamond, with blades as big as cars or as small as fingernails, SAWS cut everything from concrete to wedding cake. With all the information packed in this episode, this is a MODERN MARVELS you definitely want a slice of!