A jealous husband carved up his marital bed as his wife lay in it with a chainsaw after accused her of cheating.
"Drunk" Anthony Fancy, 52, shouted: "You have s******* someone else in this bed," after bursting into their room in Barnoldswick, Lancs
Wife Sarah Ford-Fancy - who denied the claims - had been upstairs in bed watching TV when she had heard banging noises downstairs.
A court in Blackburn heard how Fancy, who had been out watching football and was "grumpy" when he got home, believed his wife was unfaithful.
He had gone out for a cigarette, got the chainsaw from the shed and started slicing up the sheets and mattress.
He has now been spared jail over the incident after the magistrates heard how Ms. Ford- Fancy, who described the defendant as her "soulmate," wants him back.
Prosecutor Alex Mann told the hearing she described how her husband came back from the football with her son George Farrell at 10 pm and was slamming around.
He went outside and she and Mr. Farrell heard a noise like a chainsaw, which came closer.
Mrs. Mann said Mr. Farrell was terrified of what would happen to him and his mum.
Mrs. Ford -Fancy screamed and told her son to call the police.
She said the bedroom door then flew open, Fancy was stood there with a chainsaw in his hands and came towards her.
He was slashing down with the saw, cutting into the bedsheets.
The defendant accused her of having sex with someone else in the bed and the saw then seemed to stop as it got caught in the sheets.
Mrs. Ford- Fancy took it off him and officers arrived.
The prosecutor said in his victim impact statement, Mr. Farrell, who said he had been trying to protect his mum, told how he had been " having dreams about him trying to get into the house," and now had to double -check the doors.
Mrs. Ford-Fancy reported her husband had never once raised a fist or hurt her, always protected her from harm and was calm and placid.
In her statement, she said: "He is my best friend, soulmate and confidante. He did not want to hurt me.
"He was aiming his anger and frustration at the bed which he thought I had been sharing with another man, which is not true.
"I have suffered separation anxiety. My days are empty. I pine for him. I want to get out marriage back on track. "
Glen Smith, defending, said Fancy came to a conclusion in his mind when he made a discovery on an iPad, felt betrayed and incubated that feeling.
The solicitor continued: "His anger focused on the bed where he thought things had happened.
"There was no intent to harm her but it would have scared her and her son. "
Mr. Smith said Fancy waited for the police when the sheets stopped the saw.
His father and sister were present in court.
The solicitor handed references from the family and the defendant's employer to the court.
He said the reconciliation sought by the victim would be a long road and would take weeks, months or would never happen.
Mr. Smith added:" It will be a matter for lengthy reflection and consideration."
Fancy, who has been staying with a friend, recently admitted affray on April 16 and had been banned from on-license premises in Barnoldswick at the earlier hearing.
The defendant, of Westfield Road, Barnoldswick, was told by the Bench there had been a real risk of serious injury and the offense was premeditated.
He received six months in custody, suspended for a year, which the justices said was because of the references and remorse.
The defendant was also given 20 days' rehabilitation and 80 hours of unpaid work and must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.