I recently purchased a Rikon 14" bandsaw so am still getting used to it as this is my first bandsaw. I tried to resaw a 2" by 12" cherry board and nearly ruined it so I desperately need some advice here. I understand blade drift and do not believe this is the problem. After the blade was about 4 or 5 " into the board the blade would start turning towards the fence. Upon inspection of the board, it seemed to be worse at the top of the board than the bottom. The top blade guides were set 1/2" above the wood. I was using a 3 tpi 1/2" hook blade. I feel the blade was twisting as the motor would bog down. Is it a) poor quality blade b) improper feed rate c) too much wood for the machine d) operator error e) blade tension incorrect f)other. Thanks for your thoughts and will be appreciated.