When you need to mark a square line on a small part, it’s often awkward to hold both the part and a try-square while marking the line with a pencil. I’ve found that the band saw makes a handy “try-square” for such a job. Just place the part on the band saw table and against the blade, then scribe the line. There’s another advantage to consider: The band saw will always be there when you need it – try-squares have been known to disappear for days at a time. By the way, you can also use the scroll saw for this tip.
– John Posa