Wow! Thanks all for the great comments (see previous post Bandsaw Blues). I wanted to say a bit more about yee old bandsaw before I respond to all the comments I got.
So my bandsaw is a Grizzly G0555 14″ and its pretty new. I bought used from a guy who used it once and decided he need a different saw to do metal work. The saw has a 1 hp motor.
I removed the guides and replace them with Carter Bandsaw guides. I also upgraded to a Kreg Bandsaw fence. However, upon reading the latest Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops magazine that just arrive at the house I’m wondering if I should have gotten the Grizzly resaw fence.
I did all this upgrading over a about a year. The last upgrade I made was to add a riser block to the saw to increase my capacity.
Prior to this I had the thing set up to make really nice cuts. I adjusted the fence using the send a board through and teak it method shown in this video by none other than Micheal Fortune and this one at the Wood Whisperer. Also by adjusting for the drift angle.
Oh, and I installed a Wood Slicer® 1/2″ Resaw Bandsaw Blade. So, with all this, it should be cutting like a champ, right?
My bet is that I messed up the tensioner when I added the riser block. I dislike the tensioner on this tool because it’s really hard to adjust.
Sooo …. now I’m reading the article “5 tips for better band sawing” in Fine Woodworking Dec 2004 (#173)” and headed out to the garage to see if I can fix my tensioner.