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This is a horizontal bandsaw.  It's usually used to cut stock to rough length, but with a couple of tricks and a bit of finesse you can use it to cut accurately (within a few thousands) again and again.

Step 1: Measure and Mark the Workpiece

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First, measure and mark your workpiece.  Using a little Dykem Blue makes the scribed line a lot easier to see, but isn't absolutely necessary.  Use whatever tool is appropriate to mark the desired cut line.  Here, I use a digital height gauge and make a mark at one inch from the end.
 
Wyattr551232 years ago
It helps to check blade tension, as a loose blade wiggles, slips and will loose more teeth, and an over tight blade may break more often
Phil B2 years ago
I do not have access to one of these, but thank you for the information.