World's Biggest Mining Saw in Kazakhstan

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 world’s biggest saw can be found at the world’s biggest single coal mine, the Bogatyr Mine near the city of Ekibastuz in Kazakhstan.