Last night my resaw king blade broke after 5 months out of the last 8 of use. This is my 3rd broken Resaw King blade. I've had a lot of blades brake on my saw and I'm starting to wonder, Am I the problem here? How many times do you get blades to break on your bandsaw?
I set the blade tension with the flutter method and it usually corresponds with the lower limit for the blade size on the gauge on the saw (14BX). I typically set the blade towards the back side of the wheel similar to how Sno
First, I assume the blades are not breaking at the weld, if they are this is a different discussion (faulty weld).
I rarely break a blade on any of my saws, when I do usually the cause is clear (the blade is dull and at the end of its life, hit something foreign in the cut, overstressing a small blade etc).
While it may be counterintuitive low tension has caused more blade failures than over tension on wood saws. Most wood cutting bandsaws can't provide enough tension to snap a bla