Today I did the first cut of the grass this year. Bloody stuff. All that moss, dandelions and daisies. The birds seem appreciative of my efforts. Bloody gardens. That's what you get for having two sunny days in a row.
The one day a year I should be doing bugger all yet I was out sawing through a 10" diameter bay tree trunk with a semi-effective saw. I got the job done but now my shoulders, arms, wrists and hands ache. I'll leave cutting it down further for another day. Bay trees are quite dense.
It was a bow saw but it isn't the newest blade. Or the highest quality. Some B&Q thing when I needed it for 'just one thing', which it did some years ago. It didn't stick but did start to skew sideways meaning I had to cut through a bigger section. As I said, job done. If I have to do it again, I'll buy a new blade first.
I did not know that. I expect it stretched a bit. Like me. There is a lever to take the tension off. Probably because of that. The next blade gets treated that way. Worst case - it makes no difference.
--edit-- belay that, shipmates. I had a recollection of buying a second blade at the same time as the saw. I had a quick hunt in the garage and found it, rust free and shiny. That will go on next time I want to cut up something quickly, like a body ... tree, I mean tree.