Thanks guys. I have been cutting the 1/2 x 2.5" alum that I used for proto-typing the piece needed with my "cheap Chinese" 5 x 6 bandsaw" with a bimetal 14 tooth blade and it takes almost 5 min. to cut that. I will certainly be sourcing out a much courser toothed blade.
I’ve got the same setup. I’ve never timed it but I don’t think it should take anywhere near that long. You might want to check your speed and pressure adjustment
Ok, I went out a cut a piece of 1”x3/4”. It took 40 seconds. I’m running mine on the middle pulleys.