My mitersaw’s blade guard works well.

My mitersaw's blade guard works well—so well, in fact, it's difficult to keep it out of the way when I change blades. To overcome this, after unplugging the saw, I hook a short bungee cord between the front of the blade guard and the miter handle at the rear of the saw. This keeps the guard up and out of the way.
—Father Chrysanthos, Etna, Calif.