just wanted to post that i triggered the cartridge in the saw last night accidentally with the miter fence. i replaced it with the help of another member who’s name i cant remember, but was working on the cnc while i was there. there was already a cartridge and blade available for replacement so we just knocked it out.
i purchased a new cartridge and blade and dropped them off in the drawer with all the old used safety cartridges next to the chop saw. i also dropped a set of grub screws in there for the dust shield inside the saw.
we also replaced the flap thing inside the saw. we installed the new one with the old bolt but there was no set screw in the holder. i just mentioned above that i left a few sizes of screws that will hopefully fit for the bolt in the dust shield hinge pin.