Every time I changed the blade on my bandsaw, I invariably got bonked on the noggin by a persistently self-closing upper door. Tired of bumps and readjusted glasses, I concocted a simple remedy—a loop of string tied to a ring-type rare-earth magnet with a hole in the middle (Amazon.com). Now I simply slap the magnet on a convenient spot on the saw frame, hook the loop over the door handle or latch, and it holds the door open. No more head bumps! I keep the magnet and string on the saw. The whole shebang costs about 50 cents. Jim Richey
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