I finally got my bandsaw set up this week and the bandsaw blades came in too. I have ordered a variety of blades ranging from 1/4″, 4 tooth skip tooth to 3/4″ fast cuts with a variety in between in both variable tooth patterns and widths. The first blade I tested is a thin kerfed, fast cutting blade and I plan to run it until I feel it is no longer suited to the work. So far I have ripped and crosscut softwoods like spruce and pine and then 1/2″ and 3/4″ birch plywood and 3/4″Malaysian plywood. I had some rough-sawn yew 7″ deep and the saw ran through it like a hot knife through butter. I had some short stems of ash and holly and took them from the round into squared stock. The ash was really beautiful and clear and I gained some 5/8″ by 2 1/2″ lengths and then a 1 1/2″ 2 1/2″ section. The holly I converted to sections also, of similar sections to my ash. Then I sliced some 3mm thick slices for inlays and such.