I used just a straight chop Delta at a factory I worked in once. We had one of two of those, a bunch of another brand I can't remember now, and one Milwaukee. No one liked using the Delta. The blade guard would bind up as you went down which would require you to manually move it past the hang up point so you could get it the rest of the way down. The Milwaukee was the nicest to use out of the bunch.
Tim do you have any issues with the blade guard on yours?
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.