The circular saw is found in the shed located in the Gardening Club. It is seen as suspicious and cannot be concealed in Ayano Aishi's inventory. If a student notices Ayano holding the saw, her reputation will drop by ten points at high School Atmosphere. If she joins the Gardening Club, she will not be seen as suspicious when carrying it.
Ayano cannot use the saw when fighting a Heroic student and will automatically lose, as the weapon is too unwieldy to use in close quarters.
In the future, if a student spots Ayano holding the weapon while she is not a part of the club, they will call her a thief and will take the weapon from her. Student AI and path finding will have to be revamped before this happens.
As of the March 5th, 2016 Build, Ayano cannot give the circular saw to a mind slave.
- Main Article: Dismemberment
Dismemberment with a saw was implemented in the February 15th, 2016 Build. Once a student is killed, Ayano can carry, drag, or dispose of the body. If she is armed with the circular saw, she can dismember corpses by pressing the E key. During the dismemberment animation, she will slice up the body into six sections: right arm, left arm, left leg, right leg, torso, and head. Her sanity will drop.
Circular Saw Animations
There are 4 killing animations depending on Ayano's level of sanity.
- High Sanity: She slashes through the student's face.
- Medium Sanity: She slashes through the student's chest diagonally twice.
- Low Sanity: She pushes the student down to the ground and drives the saw up their chest.
- Stealth Kill: She stabs the student's shoulder from behind.
- The circular saw was implemented in the January 1st, 2016 Build, but removed in the January 2nd, 2016 Build. It was finally re-implemented in the February 15th, 2016 Build.
- This weapon is not yet shown on the Challenges menu.
- YandereDev does not consider the circular saw a "gardening tool", but rather, an object that just happens to be located in the Gardening Club's shed.
- When students saw Ayano carrying a saw in the February 15th, 2016 Build, they did not have a quote for her carrying it. It later obtained a response in the February 17th, 2016 Build.
- Before the March 5th, 2016 Build, Ayano could give the saw to a mind broken slave. She would kill herself with the opposite end of the saw blade. She would also use the wrong side of the blade when she stabbed a student in the neck. In later builds, she was not able to give a saw to a mind broken student anymore.
- The old animation was made by YandereAni.
|“||Why are you carrying a power tool? That's really dangerous!||”|
— A student seeing the player with the circular saw if she is not in the Gardening Club.
|“||Is that a knife? You shouldn't bring something like that to school...||”|
— A student seeing the player with the circular saw in the January 1st, 2016 Build.