Well, at 62, I'm not quite a newbie, but I do have a question. I've just acquired a small bandsaw (a Skill 3104 10") and, now that I have disassembled, cleaned and tried to adjust it, I tried it out. And I cannot cut a straight line for anything. The blade wants to turn, and I don't know how to stop it. I suppose it could be the stock -3/4" composite- and/or the blade -7TPI-, but it did the same thing on a piece of 3/8 plywood, so I don't think so. . This is where the newbie comes in. I've never had a bandsaw before. I've worked with tools all my life, done my fair share of carpentry and woodworking, and some amateur cabinetry, so I know a hammer from a hatchet, and a rip from a crosscut. But a bandsaw? Newbie. Sooo... answers, please?