So I lent him my Husqvarna 18" chainsaw for chopping up the fallen trees: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7455/16388696590_ca981a9d47_z.jpg
End result is that the kickback spring mechanism must have jammed hard, I think it happened exactly as this picture was taken, actually: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7333/16389857079_8bd6f14257_z.jpg
The result is that I had a devil of a time getting the hold-down cover off today because the chain break coil was tightly wrapped around the chainsaw spinning drum: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7285/16388368248_c088a7f82c_c.jpg
I finally was able to loosen the spring circular kickback clamp, but the spring popped out of his slot in the process: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7288/16389735629_1cf166b3b8_c.jpg
The problem now, is getting the kickback clamp spring back on: https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7349/16574371231_5e52e56134_z.jpg
I tried all sorts of leverage tools, but that spring is STRONG! https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7281/16389735569_221282dc75_z.jpg
Anyone know the trick to get that super strong spring back on?