I just want to take this opportunity to say that I am very happy with my @recordpower band saw (and I should also mention @maschinenhandelmeyer since I bought it from them). This is probably not the best image to illustrate it, but this saw is a beast. It is the dope using it that managed to get the blade stuck in this piece of thuja (I know it is not healthy stuff). What amazed me, though, was that the blade survived, and that I could still use it after getting the wood off. My old band saw ate blades for breakfast, no matter what I tried with the tension and the guides. This blade is still going strong after months of abuse. And it is the blade the saw came with, too.