Let's see how we did. A half-thousand off? Sorry guys, I tried. Still, not bad for a machine designed for rough cuts. And, as always, I made it at...
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
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.