I forgot to say, it is a 2 wheel saw.
After reading the responses, and reviewing what I've done so far,
I'm thinking I need to get the instructions out again, and spend some
more time on setting it up, than I have in the past. I think I also
need to spend a bit of time and make some hardwood guide blocks. I'll
also try the 1/4" blade, for now, but think I may be ahead getting a
3/8" blade, sometime in the future.
Actually, my previous bandsaw was a 3 wheel Craftsman bandsaw. It
was about worn out when I got it, had to get a new (plastic) drive
wheel, but it worked, and actually would make a straight cut. No power
to speak of tho, and it would bog pretty easily. That's the biggest
reason I got rid of. Otherwise I'd have kept it, and probably still
The previous blade I had on my present bandsaw, is one I
experimented a bit with, and set the teeth, making a bit wider cut.
That thing cut like a champ, even tho it had a slightly wider kerf, and
cut straight, with no binding. But, it broke. Don't know if that was
from my setting the teeth, or just because it wanted to, it was used
when I set it.
So, like I said, after absorbing all the posts, I think spending
some time with the instructions, and more time setting it up, would seem
to what I need to solve my problems.
Measure twice, cut once, swear repeatedly.