I’ll be the first to admit I bought cheap power tools, so any complaints are just brought on by my financial limitations. That said, I used to have unhappy experiences cutting anything on my bandsaw. It just always cut in the wrong direction. Lately though, I must have either adjusted something just right, or gotten better in my technique using the saw because it’s been working pretty well for me.
I’ve been cutting out the parts for a whirligig and I must say it’s been a pleasure. One secret I think is that I realized I cannot force the saw. So now I take it easy, not necesarily real slow, but I don’t push it faster than it can cut. It’s working well.
Note: In defense of cheap tools, I notice at least several YouTube woodworkers have my drill press, not all of them among the unknowns either.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!