Hey guys finally invested in a band saw, I am not too impressed.... First of this thing terrifies me its loud and powerful. Having not used one since I left school I must say I'm not feeling this tool at all. I have tried cutting some wood blanks and some pen blanks and well lets just say I have wasted a lot of expensive wood today in retrospect maybe using the cheap stuff before my decent stash would have been clever. The problem I'm finding foremost is it is hard to cut in a straight line. I have used the flat guide on the bench but the blade 6mm seems to twist into a curve and regardless of my speed or aim I always veer into this long curve and the amazing piece of Zebrano i had is now in my "small offcuts bin". Now I think the problem is the blade the 6mm is not much more than a endless jigsaw blade (which flex) maybe I should get a wider blade that will cut more rigid? I have been adjusting all afternoon with the blade tension and balance etc so I believe that the optimal conditions are present its just the blade does not perform great.... Any help guys would be great and well I feel really let down this was quite a big investment for me and hacking my naturals that have been drying for so long into the scrap bin was not fun.