You have a problem, but it's not from not releasing the tension. Are the blades breaking at the weld? Are they showing any other signs of damage (kinks, etc)? Any issues with your guides?sawdustjon":pdr8f5v7 said:Thanks for the advice guys. I have a Scheppack basato 3, the blade I am having problems with is 3tpi skip, four have broken in the past six month. I believe that I am using the blade as should be, the guy I buy the blades from suggested that I am using the saw wrong or not relieving the tension. Should I change my working practice or my blade supplier.
=D> I've just bought four off him - they've transformed my Woodstar sb12. It's quite a small saw, so better blades don't half make a difference!Steve Maskery":2ja8hhnq said:Get your blades from Ian John at Tuffsaws. The best in the world.
No, not really. I use fine toothed blades to minimise sanding but standard in width and thickness.custard":143qw1d3 said:By the way Jensmith, I see from your signature you make miniatures, would that mean you're using something well out of the ordinary like a 1/8" blade?