A short-bladed, handheld chainsaw-like device, this model of ripper was used by the US military before the Great War both as a weapon and as a general-purpose cutting tool, however, they are relatively rare finds.
From the bottom to the top this weapon has a fuel tank that doubles as a handhold, a small motor-like device just up from the handhold, the chain, and a small guard for the top of the chain.
The ripper is no longer available in the normal legendary loot pool. Legendary versions could only be found in vault raid dungeons prior to their closing in Wastelanders. New legendary versions are currently unobtainable.