i make lot's of band saw box's, of course i have a 12" opening on my saw, the only way i see you cutting off back's ia measure the opening from bed to the tip where blade goes and that is it . i guess if you had a hand saw you could do it that way just for the back ? i use a 3/8" with i belive 16 tpi and sometime's a 1/8" with 16" tpi good luckAnyone have any ideas on making bandsaw boxes with a 9 inch bandsaw? Clearance issues are bothering me on cutting the backs off as well as other clearance issues. Any suggestions? Glue pieces together?