I remember those. We had a 12"dia. and a 16" dia. on the job site.I have an old Makita chop saw and it never came with a guard. You have to adopt a different attitude when you run it. There is nothing but you and the saw as soon as you pull that trigger until the blade stops turning.
I bet not many are. Their owners in commercial operations have incredible liability in these OSHA days. That's the kind of accident potential that takes a contractor's house and every dime he or she ever makes.I remember those. We had a 12"dia. and a 16" dia. on the job site.
Talk about a scary machine, no blade brake or guard, you could use it right at quitting time and come back in the morning and the blade was still turning. :grin::grin:
They were good dependable saws tho, bet they still are running today.