I forgive you
— Jeff word's after slash Jigsaw's throat

The Circular Saw  is an item in the Saw Franchise primarily appearing in Saw III.


Jigsaw's Death

Jeff Denlon was a a man who suffered from severe depressions after the death of his 8-year-old son, Dylan, who had been killed by a drunk driver named Timothy Young in a car accident three years earlier. Due to his depressions, he neglected his wife and daughter, Lynn and Corbett Denlon, and instead indulged in his thoughts of revenge against the people he deemed responsible for his fate and the fate of his son. Due to this, he was targeted by John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After having been subdued and abducted from his house by Detective Mark Hoffman, one of John's apprentices, he was taken to the abandoned Gideon Meatpacking Plant, where he has to face a series of tests in which he has to forgive those responsible or involved in the death of his son. (Saw III, IV).

After completing all of his tests, Jeff manages to reach the Sick Room where he hears the voice of his wife Lynn, but seconds after that Amanda Young one Jigsaw's apprentices shoots Lynn in the back. Angered by this, Jeff entered the room and shot Amanda in the throat before carefully deposing his wounded wife on the floor. After Amanda's death, Jeff aimed his gun at John. The latter berated him for not having learned anything from his test, stating that his thirst for vengeance would only harm his loved ones. Furthermore, he told him that he couldn't kill him. Despite this, Jeff eventually pulled the trigger, but didn't have any bullets left. John then told him that Lynn was about to die. When Jeff comforted her and promised to bring her home, she uttered that she loved him. John then warned him that she would die if he tried to bring her away and offered to call an ambulance. Jeff eventually agreed and asked John what he wanted in exchange for his help.John demanded one final test from him to see if he had overcome his obsession with revenge. Jeff could either kill him with the tools lying on a table in the room, or he could forgive John for all the pain he had caused him and his wife, proving that he had learned from his previous tests. Jeff got up, despite Lynn begging him to stay by her side, and grabbed the circular saw from the table. He then approached John and lay his hand on his chest, stating to forgive him. However, only seconds later he raised the saw and despite Lynn desperately yelling at him to stop, he eventually slashed John's throat, while claiming again that he had forgiven him. Seconds later, a collar around Lynn's neck, which was connected with John's heart rate monitor, was activated and the room's door slammed shut.

With the last of his strength, John took out and started a tape recorder, which explained to Jeff that John had been his final test of forgiveness. Furthermore, he finally explained him what he meant when he told him that Jeff couldn't kill him, stating that he had also abducted his and Lynn's daughter, Corbett, and was the only person who knew about her whereabouts. If Jeff wanted to see her again, he had to play another game. When the message ended, John succumbed to his wounds, thereby activating Lynn's collar, which killed her by blowing off her head as soon as he flatlined. Angered and shocked by Lynn's death and the abduction of Corbett, Jeff furiously started to scream.(Saw III).


As the police secured and searched the entire building, they discovered the many corpses of John Kramer's victims. All of them, as well as the bodies of John himself, Jeff who had been killed in self-defense by Special Agent Peter Strahm, and Amanda Young, were sent to the morgue for their examination by Dr. Adam Heffner, while the traps and other evidence, such as the Circular Saw, were taken to the police department's evidence room. (Saw IV, VI3D).


The Saw can be seen briefly during Saw VI when William Easton is in his office watching a newscast talking about the early Jigsaw's crimes.

Appearances and References


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