John - at the moment I'm avoiding doing things that required new holes or the cutting/redoing of wiring as that will void my warranty. This saw came with a 36 month warranty. Really don't want to do anything that could stuff that. Anyway, I have a plan to put a hydraulic cylinder on the down feed so, in theory, I shouldn't get into a situation where pinched fingers is the risk due to the saw dropping. However, in the future a cleaner wiring setup would be desirable and your idea would come into play at that point. Cheers, James.