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'''Steg-O-Saw-Us''' (occasionally spelt '''Steg-A-Saw-Us''') was a box-wedge shape robot from [[Series 3]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]'' with a series of spikes on top and a lifting tail at the back, built to resemble a stegosaurus dinosaur. However, the team relied mainly on Steg-O-Saw-Us's great pushing and ramming ability to immobilize opponents and win matches. Contrary to popular belief, Steg-O-Saw-Us did not run on tracks. The team had originally planned to use them, but decided to swap them out for regular wheels before appearing on the show. The robot cost £1500 in total. Steg-O-Saw-Us managed to defeat Semi-Final favourites [[Beast of Bodmin]] to secure a place in the Series 3 Grand Final, eventually losing to [[Hypno-Disc]].
 
'''Steg-O-Saw-Us''' (occasionally spelt '''Steg-A-Saw-Us''') was a box-wedge shape robot from [[Series 3]] of ''[[Robot Wars]]'' with a series of spikes on top and a lifting tail at the back, built to resemble a stegosaurus dinosaur. However, the team relied mainly on Steg-O-Saw-Us's great pushing and ramming ability to immobilize opponents and win matches. Contrary to popular belief, Steg-O-Saw-Us did not run on tracks. The team had originally planned to use them, but decided to swap them out for regular wheels before appearing on the show. The robot cost £1500 in total. Steg-O-Saw-Us managed to defeat Semi-Final favourites [[Beast of Bodmin]] to secure a place in the Series 3 Grand Final, eventually losing to [[Hypno-Disc]].
   
Unbeknown to most, Steg-O-Saw-Us was originally a [[Reserve Robots|reserve robot]] for the Third Wars, but like [[Binky]], it was called in at the last minute, after the first version of [[T-Wrecks]] pulled out due to an accident that occured in the arena. This change happening so close to the filming of the battles was the main reason that the team weren't interviewed at the beginning of their heat.
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Unbeknown to most, Steg-O-Saw-Us was originally a [[Reserve Robots|reserve robot]] for the Third Wars, but like [[Binky]], it was called in at the last minute, after the first version of [[T-Wrecks]] pulled out due to an accident that occurred in the arena. This change happening so close to the filming of the battles was the main reason that the team weren't interviewed at the beginning of their heat.
   
 
The team also entered Series 4 of Robot Wars as the 7th seeds as [[Steg 2]] and then again in Series 5 as the 8th seeds as [[3 Stegs To Heaven]].
 
The team also entered Series 4 of Robot Wars as the 7th seeds as [[Steg 2]] and then again in Series 5 as the 8th seeds as [[3 Stegs To Heaven]].
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Steg-O-Saw-Us met Orac's Revenge in the first round. It surprised many with its huge pushing power, bulldozing Orac's Revenge into the side walls and finally into the pit whilst shrugging off blows from the other machine's weapon. It then faced Henry in the next round. Steg-O-Saw-Us charged at Henry, missed, and went into the flames at the beginning of Round 2. Henry went into CPZ's by accident, where its spike got embedded in the arena wall and it was left exposed to attacks from Steg-O-Saw-Us and the house robots.
 
Steg-O-Saw-Us met Orac's Revenge in the first round. It surprised many with its huge pushing power, bulldozing Orac's Revenge into the side walls and finally into the pit whilst shrugging off blows from the other machine's weapon. It then faced Henry in the next round. Steg-O-Saw-Us charged at Henry, missed, and went into the flames at the beginning of Round 2. Henry went into CPZ's by accident, where its spike got embedded in the arena wall and it was left exposed to attacks from Steg-O-Saw-Us and the house robots.
   
[[File:Napalm_vs_Steg.png|thumb|Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Napalm]]
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[[File:Napalm vs Steg.png|thumb|Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Napalm]]
 
In the heat final, Steg-O-Saw-Us fought former semi-finalists Napalm, and Steg-O-Saw-Us had the much better start. It rammed Napalm and pushed it into Shunt. Steg-O-Saw-Us rammed it again, but was pinned against the arena wall by Napalm. The house robots started to attack, but Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped. Steg-O-Saw-Us then smashed Napalm into the arena wall repetitively, and Napalm's armour began to buckle and give way.
 
In the heat final, Steg-O-Saw-Us fought former semi-finalists Napalm, and Steg-O-Saw-Us had the much better start. It rammed Napalm and pushed it into Shunt. Steg-O-Saw-Us rammed it again, but was pinned against the arena wall by Napalm. The house robots started to attack, but Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped. Steg-O-Saw-Us then smashed Napalm into the arena wall repetitively, and Napalm's armour began to buckle and give way.
 
{{quote|Steg-O-Saw-Us, served up from the dank mists of time, a dino-bot, strong and powerful|Jonathan Pearce in the Semi-Finals}}
 
{{quote|Steg-O-Saw-Us, served up from the dank mists of time, a dino-bot, strong and powerful|Jonathan Pearce in the Semi-Finals}}
 
The battle against Gravedigger was quite close, with Gravedigger flipping Steg-O-Saw-Us up onto the arena wall, but Matilda knocked it back onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us then backed into Gravedigger and pushed it around the arena before cease was called and the judges went for Steg-O-Saw-Us. Steg-O-Saw-Us also fought Beast of Bodmin, and it really shone in this battle, ramming the previous champions into submission and progressing to the Grand Final.
 
The battle against Gravedigger was quite close, with Gravedigger flipping Steg-O-Saw-Us up onto the arena wall, but Matilda knocked it back onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us then backed into Gravedigger and pushed it around the arena before cease was called and the judges went for Steg-O-Saw-Us. Steg-O-Saw-Us also fought Beast of Bodmin, and it really shone in this battle, ramming the previous champions into submission and progressing to the Grand Final.
[[File:Steg_defeated_opponents.png|thumb|Steg-O-Saw-Us's tail with the names of it's defeated opponents crossed out.]]
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[[File:Steg defeated opponents.png|thumb|Steg-O-Saw-Us's tail with the names of its defeated opponents crossed out.]]
   
 
Here, it fought Hypno-Disc, and was described as the underdogs. Hypno-Disc remained stationary for a few moments at the beginning of the battle, getting its disc up to speed, before backing into Steg-O-Saw-Us. Hypno-Disc then reversed and drove once again at Steg-O-Saw-Us but failed to cause any damage. Hypno-Disc then, in preparing to charge at the dinosaur-based robot, backed into Matilda's CPZ and only just managed to escape. Steg-O-Saw-Us, taking advantage of the situation, smashed into the side of Hypno-Disc but in doing so drove into Shunt. After surviving that encounter, Steg-O-Saw-Us turned and decided to charge at Matilda. It finally got away from the two house robots and back into the middle of the arena were Hypno-Disc was waiting for it. At first it seemed like Steg-O-Saw-Us was going to drive straight into the deadly disc but sensibly chose to dodge Hypno-Disc. While Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped Hypno-Disc was still able to make a gash in its side. Steg-O-Saw-Us then turned and this time rushed head-on into Hypno-Disc but strangely survived without taking any damage. The two tussled some more, Steg-O-Saw-Us twice using its power to push Hypno-Disc around the arena and into the side wall which slowed and nearly stopped the rotating disc. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to take control of the battle, slamming into Hypno-Disc several more times. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to slow down which gave Hypno-Disc time to make two more cuts in its side. After a long period of stillness, Steg-O-Saw-Us slowly began to move again, but it seemed that the robot was not under control, senselessly driving into the arena wall. Hypno-Disc slammed the valiant green machine several more times, and Steg-O-Saw-Us finally succumbed to the damage. The damage was so serious that Steg-O-Saw-Us was deemed irreparrable for the playoff, meaning that it placed fourth in the Third Wars.
 
Here, it fought Hypno-Disc, and was described as the underdogs. Hypno-Disc remained stationary for a few moments at the beginning of the battle, getting its disc up to speed, before backing into Steg-O-Saw-Us. Hypno-Disc then reversed and drove once again at Steg-O-Saw-Us but failed to cause any damage. Hypno-Disc then, in preparing to charge at the dinosaur-based robot, backed into Matilda's CPZ and only just managed to escape. Steg-O-Saw-Us, taking advantage of the situation, smashed into the side of Hypno-Disc but in doing so drove into Shunt. After surviving that encounter, Steg-O-Saw-Us turned and decided to charge at Matilda. It finally got away from the two house robots and back into the middle of the arena were Hypno-Disc was waiting for it. At first it seemed like Steg-O-Saw-Us was going to drive straight into the deadly disc but sensibly chose to dodge Hypno-Disc. While Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped Hypno-Disc was still able to make a gash in its side. Steg-O-Saw-Us then turned and this time rushed head-on into Hypno-Disc but strangely survived without taking any damage. The two tussled some more, Steg-O-Saw-Us twice using its power to push Hypno-Disc around the arena and into the side wall which slowed and nearly stopped the rotating disc. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to take control of the battle, slamming into Hypno-Disc several more times. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to slow down which gave Hypno-Disc time to make two more cuts in its side. After a long period of stillness, Steg-O-Saw-Us slowly began to move again, but it seemed that the robot was not under control, senselessly driving into the arena wall. Hypno-Disc slammed the valiant green machine several more times, and Steg-O-Saw-Us finally succumbed to the damage. The damage was so serious that Steg-O-Saw-Us was deemed irreparrable for the playoff, meaning that it placed fourth in the Third Wars.

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"Looks steely and spikey too."
— The first thing Jonathan Pearce said when he saw Steg-O-Saw-Us

Steg-O-Saw-Us (occasionally spelt Steg-A-Saw-Us) was a box-wedge shape robot from Series 3 of Robot Wars with a series of spikes on top and a lifting tail at the back, built to resemble a stegosaurus dinosaur. However, the team relied mainly on Steg-O-Saw-Us's great pushing and ramming ability to immobilize opponents and win matches. Contrary to popular belief, Steg-O-Saw-Us did not run on tracks. The team had originally planned to use them, but decided to swap them out for regular wheels before appearing on the show. The robot cost £1500 in total. Steg-O-Saw-Us managed to defeat Semi-Final favourites Beast of Bodmin to secure a place in the Series 3 Grand Final, eventually losing to Hypno-Disc.

Unbeknown to most, Steg-O-Saw-Us was originally a reserve robot for the Third Wars, but like Binky, it was called in at the last minute, after the first version of T-Wrecks pulled out due to an accident that occurred in the arena. This change happening so close to the filming of the battles was the main reason that the team weren't interviewed at the beginning of their heat.

The team also entered Series 4 of Robot Wars as the 7th seeds as Steg 2 and then again in Series 5 as the 8th seeds as 3 Stegs To Heaven.

Its name was a pun on the dinosaur, Stegosaurus.

Robot History

Series 3

"Look at that power...tremendous stuff...and I thought Steg-O-Saw-Us was the underdog going into this battle here"
— Jonathan Pearce during its battle with Orac's Revenge

Steg-O-Saw-Us met Orac's Revenge in the first round. It surprised many with its huge pushing power, bulldozing Orac's Revenge into the side walls and finally into the pit whilst shrugging off blows from the other machine's weapon. It then faced Henry in the next round. Steg-O-Saw-Us charged at Henry, missed, and went into the flames at the beginning of Round 2. Henry went into CPZ's by accident, where its spike got embedded in the arena wall and it was left exposed to attacks from Steg-O-Saw-Us and the house robots.

Napalm vs Steg

Steg-O-Saw-Us rams Napalm

In the heat final, Steg-O-Saw-Us fought former semi-finalists Napalm, and Steg-O-Saw-Us had the much better start. It rammed Napalm and pushed it into Shunt. Steg-O-Saw-Us rammed it again, but was pinned against the arena wall by Napalm. The house robots started to attack, but Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped. Steg-O-Saw-Us then smashed Napalm into the arena wall repetitively, and Napalm's armour began to buckle and give way.

"Steg-O-Saw-Us, served up from the dank mists of time, a dino-bot, strong and powerful"
— Jonathan Pearce in the Semi-Finals

The battle against Gravedigger was quite close, with Gravedigger flipping Steg-O-Saw-Us up onto the arena wall, but Matilda knocked it back onto its wheels. Steg-O-Saw-Us then backed into Gravedigger and pushed it around the arena before cease was called and the judges went for Steg-O-Saw-Us. Steg-O-Saw-Us also fought Beast of Bodmin, and it really shone in this battle, ramming the previous champions into submission and progressing to the Grand Final.

Steg defeated opponents

Steg-O-Saw-Us's tail with the names of its defeated opponents crossed out.

Here, it fought Hypno-Disc, and was described as the underdogs. Hypno-Disc remained stationary for a few moments at the beginning of the battle, getting its disc up to speed, before backing into Steg-O-Saw-Us. Hypno-Disc then reversed and drove once again at Steg-O-Saw-Us but failed to cause any damage. Hypno-Disc then, in preparing to charge at the dinosaur-based robot, backed into Matilda's CPZ and only just managed to escape. Steg-O-Saw-Us, taking advantage of the situation, smashed into the side of Hypno-Disc but in doing so drove into Shunt. After surviving that encounter, Steg-O-Saw-Us turned and decided to charge at Matilda. It finally got away from the two house robots and back into the middle of the arena were Hypno-Disc was waiting for it. At first it seemed like Steg-O-Saw-Us was going to drive straight into the deadly disc but sensibly chose to dodge Hypno-Disc. While Steg-O-Saw-Us escaped Hypno-Disc was still able to make a gash in its side. Steg-O-Saw-Us then turned and this time rushed head-on into Hypno-Disc but strangely survived without taking any damage. The two tussled some more, Steg-O-Saw-Us twice using its power to push Hypno-Disc around the arena and into the side wall which slowed and nearly stopped the rotating disc. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to take control of the battle, slamming into Hypno-Disc several more times. Steg-O-Saw-Us began to slow down which gave Hypno-Disc time to make two more cuts in its side. After a long period of stillness, Steg-O-Saw-Us slowly began to move again, but it seemed that the robot was not under control, senselessly driving into the arena wall. Hypno-Disc slammed the valiant green machine several more times, and Steg-O-Saw-Us finally succumbed to the damage. The damage was so serious that Steg-O-Saw-Us was deemed irreparrable for the playoff, meaning that it placed fourth in the Third Wars.

Results

STEG-O-SAW-US - RESULTS
Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Fourth Place
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Orac's Revenge Won
Heat G, Round 2 vs. Henry Won
Heat G, Final vs. Napalm Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 1 vs. Gravedigger Won
Semi-Final 2, Round 2 vs. Beast of Bodmin Won
Grand Final, Eliminator vs. Hypno-Disc Lost
Grand Final, Playoff vs. Fire Storm Withdrew
NOTE: Steg-O-Saw-Us was forced to withdraw from the playoff as the team was unable to repair the damage it had taken from Hypno-Disc in the previous battle. Fire Storm was therefore awarded third place by default

Wins/Losses

  • Wins: 5
  • Losses: 1

Series Record

  • Series 1-2: Did not enter
  • Series 3: Fourth Place
  • Series 4: Entered with Steg 2
  • Series 5: Entered with 3 Stegs to Heaven
  • Series 6-7: Did not enter

Trivia

  • Steg-O-Saw-Us was a pun on the dinsosaur Stegosaurus.
  • Steg-O-Saw-Us was originally a reserve for the Third Wars, but was brought in, in the last minute, after T-Wrecks withdrew from the competition, this is why the team didn't have a proper introduction to the heat.
    • Reaching the Grand Final makes Steg-O-Saw-Us the most successful reserve robot in Robot Wars.
    • Coincidentally, T-Wrecks was another pun on a dinosaur.

References

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