After using my band saw, I release the tension to relieve stress on the blade. It’s a good way to extend blade life, but you have to get in the habit of re-tensioning the blade before you use the saw again.
I made a magnetic sign that says “Tension the Blade,” and I stick it to the saw so it covers the On/Off switch. It’s a simple and foolproofsolution for me.
– Martin Goldberg
East Brunswick, New Jersey