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How many people here have ever used a "chop saw" (miter saw) to chop up tree branches and trunks for firewood?
I noticed the neighbour nextdoor using his miter saw to chop up tree branches. Most likely pieces of maple that were cut down last fall. The pieces are at least 4-5" in diameter.
Is he an accident waiting to happen?
Lifting the blade cover out of the way surely isn't very wise.