I was sawing a log about 10 inch in diameter that I found about a year ago. I’m unsure as to what species it is but it had lots of spalting and I thought it make some great boxes. I couldn’t save any of the spalted areas sadly. As I was resawing bang the blade broke right on the weld.
So what caused the breakage? The blade is 1 inch wide 4tpi. The bandsaw is a 2 hp single phase and wasn’t struggling in the cut. The teeth are sharp as the blade is new.
Any ideas would be helpful and any advice as how to avoid blade breakage would be great.