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A blade-flinging crab that travels in a pair.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Juggle Saw[1][2][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, crab-like Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Juggle Saws are crab-based Badniks that are colored orange with gray appendages. They also have cartoonish eyes with black pupils, a gray underbelly, and wield a giant buzzsaw.


A pair of Juggle Saws in Press Garden Zone.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Juggle Saws appear in both Acts of Press Garden Zone. In gameplay, this Badnik always comes in a pair, which will juggle a giant circular saw blade between each other. When juggling, each Juggle Saw passes the buzzsaw between its own pinchers for about a second before passing it onto the other, who repeats this pattern. These Badniks also sit in stationary positions on either the floor, ceiling or walls, but never on the same surface as their partner.

A single Spin Attack is enough to destroy a Juggle Saw. If one of the Juggle Saws is destroyed by the player however, the remaining Juggle Saw will stand there and continually juggle the saw blade between its pincers if they have it, making it tricky to destroy without getting hit. If it does not have the saw blade, it will just stand there helplessly. Defeating a Juggle Saw releases an Animal from inside it.

Powers and abilities

The Juggle Saws are capable of fastening onto and climb vertical surfaces. They are also excellent jugglers.


Each pair of Juggle Saws wield a large and lethal circular saw blade which they keep in motion by juggling it around.


  • There is an unused design for Juggle Saw in the files of Sonic Mania which has a more serious face and immoveable legs.[3]


Concept artwork



  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "JuggleSaw". There are as well the alternate titles "Juggle" and "JuggleThrow" that are given to the sound effect files related to this enemy.


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 254. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Juggle Saw - A blade-flinging crab that travels in a pair"
  2. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough (1:30:31). Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017. "Simon Thomley: Also, this guy is Juggle Saw."
  3. Sonic Mania/Unused Graphics. Press Garden Zone. The Cutting Floor Floor. Retrieved on 22 December 2021.

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