I have heard it said that putting off a project can bite ya in the bu. True enough. My 044 was cracked at the back end in shipping, and I just used it cause it runs so durn good. Somewhere in the hubbub of playin' groundie (see thread "Groundie"), cameraman, and so forth, I broke it completely and lost a chunk of precious nylon. Decided to fix the thing, so I can use the saw again.
The damage wrought by procrastination:
Gotta clean things up first. This helps.
Wipe the surface clean before proceeding.