Earlier today was cutting out Toys For Tot's Cars on band saw, when I heard wop, wop, WHAP! The blade had broken ( not at the weld.) Got to thinking about it, and on a combination of two blades, over the years, I had cut out over TEN THOSAND cars. Each car requires about nine inches of cuts (all curved) in 2X stock. This means each blade cut about 3/4 of a mile of 2X stock. Blades were Lennox bimetal, 1/4", 6TPI, hook pattern, bought from Woodcraft Bands (now Union Saw.) Put spare new blade on and continued cutting. Tomorrow will be ordering another blade from Union Saw.