Seems my DeWalt portable bandsaw causes blades to break prematurely.
They just crack with a telltale clacking/clicking sound, meaning it must be stopped and the broken blade changed, or risk the bandsaw coming to a jolting halt when the broken blade catches on something.
I hardly use the thing, unlikely it's from normal wear. It has gone through three or four blades, about one per session of light use.
I usually cut small pieces of 1/8-1/4 inch thick aluminum (6061).
I bought the larger version, so this problem will (hopefully) be moot soon. But I would like to know. Maybe using the larger version will provide evidence on whether it's the saw's fault. But the large one needs a stand, waiting on the metal plate for that.