Mark Your Saw For Quick, Accurate Cuts
Try this quick little trick the next time you need to make a series of similar cuts with your miter saw.
Plenty of carpentry jobs require a bunch of short boards cut to the exact same length. Instead of measuring each time you make a cut, try this: Measure once, line up your board like you’re going to make the cut, and then make a light mark on your saw with a pencil. Now, any time you need a block cut to that specific length you can just slide your board to the mark and make the cut, no measurement required. — Jeff Reading