Thank you to whoever in a past thread on bandsaw usage said to put a weight on the end of the top to increase cutting. I had been changing blades when they became too dull to cut effectively. This weekend I needed to cut a bunch of 4" thick wall pipe and decided to try one of the old (dull) blades with weights. Cut through like a new one. I expect to greatly extend the use of each blade with this. I'll now use them until they either break or just flat out won't cut even with the extra weight.