This is the biggest saw in the world, and it can cut through MOUNTAINS

This is the biggest saw in the world, and it can cut through MOUNTAINS

PIC FROM CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: The Giant Saw in Kazakhstan) - Mining through a mountain is no easy task  that is unless you own the worlds biggest SAW. Weighing in at a whopping 45,000 tons, the monster piece of machinery can slice its way through virtually anything, including huge mountains made entirely of coal. In fact, the staggering saw, known as a bucket wheel excavator, is so big it takes 27 miners just to operate it at any one time. Naturally, the worlds biggest saw can be found at the worlds biggest single coal mine, the Bogatyr Mine near the city of Ekibastuz in Kazakhstan. **NOT FOR SALE IN RUSSIA / POLAND**

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Frodo’s journey to Mordor in Lord of the Rings would have been much easier if he had one of these things.

This massive piece of machinery is officially the world’s biggest saw, and can cut through pretty much anything, even mountains.

The monstrous mining tool weighs 45,000 tonnes and requires 27 miners to operate it in the Bogatyr Mine in Kazakhstan – which itself is one of the biggest coal mines in the world.

At 12 meters high, the giant saw which is used to destroy coal mountains is the size of a four storey building.

Russian photographer Alexander Popov managed to get some pictures of the machine whilst documenting Kazakhstan’s mining industry.

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He said: ‘I have never seen a machine as big as this one although I have seen many powerful machines in the past.’

Just one of these beasts costs £66 million to produce, however it can mine 4,500 tonnes of coal in an hour – something that would have taken a whole team of miners many weeks to achieve before the mechanisation of the mining industry.

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