- "Newcomers to the wars, hoping to slice in a trice....which is nice"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Daisy-Cutter was a black drum-shaped robot with a purple daisy placed on top. The weapon was a full body spinner with stainless steel spikes on the outside of it, which could cause high damage when the robot spun, and offered 360 degrees of defence. The drum itself was originally half of a tractor wheel, and could spin up to 1200rpm.
The robot itself was compact and manoeuvrable, but was very slow at 3mph and had no self-righting mechanism, which cost it dearly in its battle against Ripper.
Its name came from the non-nuclear weapon, the BLU-82 "daisy cutter" bomb. A purple daisy also featured atop the machine, to enforce its namesake.
In Round 1 of The Seventh Wars, newcomers Daisy-Cutter went up against three very experienced teams; former Dutch Grand Finalists Bamm Bamm, the new robot from former Semi-finalists Team Mousetrap in Black and Blue and the second seed Firestorm 5.
Daisy-Cutter spun up to full speed and battled with the Black half of the Black and Blue clusterbot, but much of its involvement in the battle was edited out in favour of showing Firestorm 5 defeat both Bamm Bamm and Blue. However, during the battle, Daisy-Cutter immobilised Black and closed in on Blue, but stopped and ceased spinning as Blue was pitted by Firestorm 5. It was unclear whether the team deliberately stopped the machine because the battle was almost over or because the robot had problems.
Moving through to the next round with Firestorm 5, it faced Ripper in Round 2.
However, within only three seconds, Ripper flipped the Scottish robot over, immobilising Daisy-Cutter straight away. It was counted out by Refbot, while Ripper largely concentrated on attacking the House Robots, effectively relieving Daisy-Cutter from any further punishment, but eliminating it from the competition. This battle marked one of the quickest immobilisations ever in Robot Wars history.
|DAISY-CUTTER - RESULTS|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 2
|Heat P, Round 1||vs. Bamm Bamm, Black and Blue, Firestorm 5 (2)||Qualified|
|Heat P, Round 2||vs. Ripper||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
|Series||Daisy-Cutter Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Heat, Round 2|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
- Sadly, team member Simon Parkes died of lymphoma cancer shortly after Daisy-Cutter's episode was filmed.
- The name Daisy-Cutter would later be used by a competing robot in the 2019 season of BattleBots, with no relation to the Robot Wars entry.