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I have a question for all of you. I have a grizzly 9" three wheeled bench top bandsaw and was just cutting some pen blanks from oak, maple and walnut. I made about 100 blanks I'm cross cutting on a pen blank jig that I made. It took 2 blades yesterday I was using a 3/8" blade the first time then I went to the only blade that I had left 1/4" from habor freight needless to say the 1/4" I made 4 cuts and it snapped. So I figured that I'm doing something wrong the blades aren't hitting anything the pen blank jig is true to the table. So I figured that it has to be in the tension. I thought rule of thumb was to push the blade till it is taunt but I could be wrong hope someone here and can shed some light on this one it's getting pretty expensive.