Horace Goldin's unique insight to do away with the bulky boxes traditionally associated with the sawing and create the visible sawing known today
as the Buzz Saw illusion. This illusion has been featured by many famous magicians, most notably the Blackstone dynasty and P. C. Sorcar.
Buzz Saw illusions are usually big and heavy, largely due to the fact that
traditionally the girl lays on a wooden bed that is pulled into the saw via a conveyor principle. Sorcar's version of the effect put the saw on a pendulum that was then rotated into the girl to saw her in half. It took the thinking
of illusion builder Bruce Chadwick to utilize the concept of a radial arm saw to shrink the illusion into the practical illusion as it is today. With the radial arm saw principle, the rotating saw blade is pushed forward through
the girl, the saw and motor mounted on a track that is attached to the overhead arm. This makes the illusion clean in appearances and does away with complicated overhead contrivances.
This illusion comes complete with the
saw, table, instructions, and everything else needed for the presentation. For packing and transport, the saw and arm mechanism is made to socket out of the top of the table, and the table's legs are made to fold up like card table
legs. This incredible prop is built to last and entertain unsuspecting audiences for decades. $8500 FOB.