Somewhat confused at this. :dgi:
I have no workbench vice. What problem is there with just removing the allen screw from the backside next to the chain? What damage will that cause? More specifically, what damage will be prevented by removing the entire assembly as mentioned in the manual?
KISS should apply. The simple way for me is simply get the allen bolt to unscrew from the backside, locktite or no locktite. Feedback is encouraged.
Feedback (9 years late): I loosened the big bracket to get the Allen wrench in from behind and break it loose.