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For the unrelated robot from Series 4, see Saw Point (Series 4).
"Weaknesses: we built it"
— Saw Point's statistics sheet

Saw Point was a heavyweight robot from Team A-Kill that was initially entered into the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. It competed solely in the Minor Meltdown, where it lost in the first round after being flipped and having its wheels ripped off by Growler. The robot also competed in Series 7 of Robot Wars as Sawpoint 2, and again lost in the first round.

Saw Point also attended the Series 6 qualifiers alongside A-Kill. A-Kill qualified for the series, as the team could only fight with one robot in the competition.

Team A-Kill always described Saw Point with a self-deprecating tone throughout its appearances, to the point that they even highlighted Sawpoint 2's cheap build and poor welding in their Series 7 interview.

Versions of Saw PointEdit

Saw PointEdit

Saw Point

Front view of the original Saw Point

Saw point 2

Saw Point in Extreme 2

Saw Point was a gold and crimson robot with four wheels, 36v motors and made out of 2mm plate steel box. It was originally armed with a pair of front pincers designed to resemble bird heads, and a pair of lifters at the back. Its strength was listed as 'Tough as Old Boots' on its statistics board, implying its durability, while its weakness, unusually, was attributed to its lack of side weapons. However, Saw Point had a high ground clearance, fragile wheels and lacked a self-righting mechanism, which cost it in the Minor Meltdown.

Sawpoint 2Edit

Sawpoint II

Sawpoint 2 in the arena

Sawpoint 2 was extensively rebuilt from the original Saw Point, retaining its wheels and front pincers but featuring a more compact box-shaped chassis and a pair of angled spinning discs at one end which replaced the lifters. The other side of Saw Point was armed with static claws It cost £200 to build, and was now fully invertible, but its weapons were ineffective, and it had poor pushing power.

The team jokingly described some of Sawpoint 2's features as "Granny after burners" and had "four hypersonic nuclear fusions".

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

Saw Point and Killalot

Sir Killalot picks up Saw Point

SawpointOOTA

Saw Point resting outside the arena

In its first battle in the Minor Meltdown, Saw Point faced Lambsy and former series runners-up Bigger Brother. It played a very small part in the battle, having one of its wheels clamped by Lambsy and being flipped by Bigger Brother. Unable to self-right, it was promptly attacked by Growler, who ripped two of its wheels off, and counted out by Refbot, Saw Point was placed on the Drop Zone by Sir Killalot, and had a pile of car parts dropped onto it before Sir Killalot picked it up and dumped it out of the arena. By that point, Saw Point only had one of its wheels remaining, and was eliminated despite Bigger Brother pitting Lambsy just after it was counted out.

Series 7Edit

"It's got weak welding, it's cheap, nasty, it cost us all of about £200 to build it, but that's the way we like it. It is not going home."
— Team A-Kill on Sawpoint 2
Ewe 2 vs Sawpoint 2

Sawpoint 2 severs Ewe 2's flipper

In its first round battle, Sawpoint 2 faced reigning UK and European champion Tornado, the flipping arm of Ewe 2 and flywheel-wielding newcomer Devastator. It immediately charged towards Tornado, who in turn pushed Devastator into a CPZ, before Ewe 2 came in to try and flip it, but without succeeding. Ewe 2 managed to flick Sawpoint 2 up at one point as Sawpoint 2 charged into it, before Tornado slammed into Sawpoint 2 twice. Sawpoint 2 resumed its battle with Ewe 2, but ended up being pushed into Matilda's CPZ by Tornado, with Matilda causing minor damage to Sawpoint 2.

Ewe 2 vs Sawpoint

Sawpoint 2 is pitted by Ewe 2

It became apparent that Sawpoint 2 had been mostly immobilised after escaping the CPZ, allowing Ewe 2 to push it towards the pit. Saw Point 2 was shoved towards the edge, its wheels spinning again as it tried to move away, then was finally pushed in after a few more shoves. This eliminated Saw Point 2 from the Seventh Wars.

"Sawpoint 2, hanging on in there, momentarily, great defense! Can it get enough traction just to move away? Sawpoint 2 - ooh, it's agonising, it's...over."
— Jonathan Pearce as Sawpoint 2 is pitted

ResultsEdit

SAW POINT - RESULTS
Extreme Series 2
Minor Meltdown
Round 1
Round 1 vs. Bigger Brother, Lambsy Eliminated
SAWPOINT 2 - RESULTS
Series 7
The Seventh Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat E, Round 1 vs. Devastator, Ewe 2, Tornado (1) Eliminated

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 2

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Saw Point Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Middleweight Competition with A-Kill
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify
Entered with A-Kill
The Seventh Wars Heat, Round 1 as Sawpoint 2
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered as Saw Point

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Disc-Truction

Saw Point as Disc-struction! nowadays

After Robot Wars ended, Sawpoint 2 was sold on eBay to a team in Kent, who renamed and rebuilt it as Disc-struction!, and now use it for spinner demonstrations at live events. However, the robot also competed in the 2011 UK Championships with its discs removed.

TriviaEdit

  • Both of Saw Point's losses were in first round melees that involved a robot from Team Coyote.
    • Tetanus also appeared in both episodes Saw Point appeared in, but did not fight them on either occasion.

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