I got the replacement housing and no change.. ignor where I cut the housing to make it easy to get the bevel gear and bearings out.
This picture shows the breakage of the $50 housing.
I cut a piece of Vermeer digger handling belt and used the aluminum strip off c-clamp. I didn't want this to be too rigid.
It is apparent that you can put a lot of force out at the tip if you use it to drag cut off branches out after cutting.
This is protype so give me comments.