The Buzzsaw (known as the Tornado in Mexico) is a Nerf ball blaster that was released in 2006 under the Ball Blasters series.

It comes packaged with four Ballistic Balls.


The Buzzsaw was the largest out of the Ball Blasters blasters. Ballistic Balls are fed through the top of the blaster by means of a tube, which also functions as a ball storage device. The Buzzsaw's firing mechanism is a manually-powered flywheel located inside the blaster, which makes some noise. When a ball comes in contact with the spinning wheel, it will be launched out from the blaster.


It is essentially an updated version of the 1995 Nerf Action Ripsaw; it is quieter than the Ripsaw, which is known for being incredibly noisy. The only other difference, apart from some of the shell moldings and color schemes, is the fact that the Ripsaw only holds three balls, while the Buzzsaw holds four.

The Buzzsaw was first spotted in stores in December 2006 alongside the re-release of the Reactor.[1] It likely had a release earlier than anticipated. The Buzzsaw's full release occurred in 2007.

Reloading and firing

To reload the Buzzsaw, place up to four Ballistic Balls into the top ball feeder.

Pull the back handle back multiple times to spool the flywheels up to a good speed. Pull the trigger to fire a ball.


  • This blaster is infamous among Nerf communities for its lackluster performance, extremely limited modding potential, and annoyingly loud noise.
  • Later versions of the Buzzsaw feature a jam release switch on top of the blaster.



  1. NerfHaven: Nerf Buzzsaw, A Ripsaw Remake.