I was cutting a palm trunk with an electric chain saw for trash and it was rough going due to binding and crappy cutting. Suddenly smoke came out of the grill from the coils on the third cut. I stopped cutting. The saw seemed to run ok after that. Thought it was best to give it some time to cool. After an hour I plugged it back in and it would not start.
What happened? Why did it run before cold? May it just be a single wire that can be fixed - or is it another goner with fried coils?