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The industrial hand is a weapon found within the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Lonesome Road.


The industrial hand was a tool in the Divide consisting of a mechanical glove with a circular saw blade mounted on the back, self-automated by an unknown power supply. It was used in industrial work for cutting materials such as metal or plastics, now re-purposed for use as a devastatingly powerful unarmed weapon.


The blade extends forward when the weapon is used. Unlike other unarmed weapons, holding down the attack button when wielding the industrial hand will cause continuous damage to targets that come in contact with the blade. The blade's continuous cutting action penetrates defenses, so the weapon ignores both Damage Resistance and Damage Threshold. It can essentially be seen as an Unarmed version of the Ripper.

V.A.T.S. Special AttacksEdit

Type of attackIcon attackSkill requiredIcon abilityDamage per attack in V.A.T.S.Icon damageAction point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapAdditional effectsIcon effect
Stomp502002010Only on knocked down enemies
Cross75110205.52.5x damage to limbs
Note: Unarmed weapons do double normal damage in V.A.T.S.


The industrial hand can successfully strike about 7995 times from full condition before breaking.



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon meleeDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsEffect damage and durationIcon effectBonus effectsIcon bonus effectAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageCritical effect damage and durationIcon crit effectAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Power fist 40
Power fist fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA40
Power fist With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA48
Greased Lightning fnvgraGametitle-FNV GRA32
Industrial hand fnvlrGametitle-FNV LR50
160Ignores DR/DT3.2x140651.57995102500250757
Salt-Upon-Wounds' power fist fnvhhGametitle-FNV HH45
64.4+3poisonIcon poison/10s1.36x145254.849562500416.7506
Saturnite fist fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB35
Saturnite fist super-heated fnvowbGametitle-FNV OWB55
90.81.65x155+2fireIcon fire/5s254.459542400600555
Note: Unarmed damage is doubled in V.A.T.S.


  • Ashton silo control station, in a footlocker on a shelf outside, to the right when facing the entrance to the silo lift.
  • Ulysses' Temple, Maintenance and Storage, in a footlocker in the room with three eyebot charging stations. The door is opened with the nearby terminal.
  • Ulysses' Temple, in a footlocker next to some small stairs leading to a lot of useless consoles.
  • Between Boxwood Hotel roof and Ulysses' Temple, found in a footlocker at a campsite in the center of the area.


  • This weapon is marked as "Player Only", meaning it cannot be equipped by non-player characters.
  • This weapon has the highest item HP of all Unarmed weapons, at 1600.
  • Like other automatic close combat weapons with a critical multiplier, the industrial hand checks for critical hits several times a second.
  • It is considered an improved holdout weapon.
  • The industrial hand's V.A.T.S. attack animation is unusual, due to the automatic nature of the weapon type. The attack is initiated but the automatic damage is not applied, nor does the target act as if harmed, until the end of the attack when the damage is finally applied. It also has a slight knockback effect.
  • It has the highest durability of any unarmed weapon in Fallout: New Vegas, but this is balanced, as automatic weapons degrade much faster than regular weapons.
  • The industrial hand has the highest amount of DPS when considering the Unarmed weapon category.
    • The industrial hand also has the highest critical damage out of all automatic Unarmed/Melee weapons, with a staggering 40, rather than a 10 like the thermic lance or 8 like the chainsaw.
  • The industrial hand has a unique animation when equipped, much like that of the power fist, where instead of steam/air is ejecting from the ports, dirt or dust is shown blowing out of what seems to be exhaust chambers.
  • It is impossible to perform a Legion Assault, Khan Trick or a Ranger Takedown with this weapon.
  • Though it is a variant of the pneumatic power fist, it cannot be used for the challenge Vault 13's Revenge.
  • This weapon works well with the weapon binding ritual, allowing each hit to be boosted by 10, which is also unaffected by DT and DR.


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 pcIcon pc ps3Icon ps3 Selecting V.A.T.S. special moves (i.e. cross, uppercut) will cause the player to stand in place and continuously punch during the sequence, without contacting the target enemy. Possibly fixed by repeatedly trying to access the Pip-Boy.[verified]
  • pcIcon pc This weapon's sound will fail to play if the attack button is held and released continuously.[verified]


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