From time to time, I would like to lift and maintain my miter noticed’s blade guard up, akin to for checking the blade for squareness to the noticed fence. Some woodworkers use a bungee twine to do the job, however I’ve discovered a a lot easier approach. After unplugging the noticed and elevating the guard up, I clamp a binder clip to the blade to maintain the guard retracted. Alternately, a spring clamp may do the trick. Be certain to take away the clip or clamp and let the blade guard return to the “down” place earlier than plugging the noticed again in to be used.