I have had this bandsaw for less than a year. It is the newer model and is identical to a Rikon 10inch for the most part. I have really enjoyed it. A couple of days ago I changed the blade and it was the first time I have done this. I was excited to take the factory blade out and put in a better blade. I tried to put a 1/8th 14 TPI Olson blade in and had a hard time getting it to ride on the bottom wheel correctly. I then remembered some people complaining about a 1/8th blade on this saw, although it can be done I am sure. So I took it off and put an Olson 1/4 inch TPI 6 and it was quite easy, but!!! Upon turning on the machine it does not sound the same. What was once a nice hum has know turned into some screeching (to a degree) well, it just does not sound the same at all. Why would this be, everything is adjusted nicely. I actually just got done with some work work, now I am going to take another look and see if I can figure anything out.