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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 02-01-2017 03:27 PM 1578 views 9 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I heard a unusual knocking noise coming from my bandsaw. Upon inspection one of the tires had a chunk missing. Ordered some new ones and enjoyed the fun that entailed getting them on. In discussing this failure and the tracks of sawdust embedded in the old tire a friend suggested tire brushes. I found a couple online to purchase and even more ideas to build myself. I used two nylon brushes I picked up somewhere and cut the handles as needed to fit my own brackets. Tested it out for a few days then took back apart and painted it all for good measure.

Not one of those OMG I gotta have that type of accessories I know. But they do clean the tire quite well and for less than $2 what did I have to lose?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.





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madts

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 03:43 PM

I like it. Something new on my list of things to do.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 02-01-2017 04:59 PM

Those are really slick. Thanks, I’m going to see if I can do something like that with my old band saw.

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PPK

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#3 posted 02-01-2017 05:14 PM

Great! I own the grizzly bandsaw, and am happy about everything, except that I noticed right away it doesn’t have wheel brushes. I was thinking of jimmy rigging something just like you’ve done here…

-- Pete

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dannmarks

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#4 posted 02-01-2017 05:31 PM

Great! I own the grizzly bandsaw, and am happy about everything. Never thought about such a thing. I have a pretty big list but is on it somewhere. Great idea.

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TheGreatJon

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#5 posted 02-01-2017 05:36 PM

I had wheel brushes on my last band saw and it made a huge difference. You do have to check them as a part of your periodic maintenance because the bristles get worn down and eventually stop contacting.

-- This is not the signature line you are looking for.

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#6 posted 02-01-2017 06:11 PM

I tried CA glue to hold some nylon brushes to the wheel. Couldn’t find a secure place to put them that I felt confident they would stay. When I saw your idea it was a “why didn’t I think of that” moment. GREAT JOB!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#7 posted 02-01-2017 07:06 PM

It’s good to know, you never know when you might need it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 02-01-2017 08:00 PM

Hey, whatever works, right? I used a couple of old toothbrushes on mine :)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 02-01-2017 08:23 PM

Perfect solution!
My cheap Delta 9” band saw had a brush and a lamp. My 14” Grizzly didn’t come with either. I did as you did adding a brush but I went one step further and added a lamp also. I posted it on my LJ’s page someplace.
Your clever little fix takes care of that bigger problem for sure! Nice going!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 02-01-2017 09:12 PM

Great idea, Gunny. I have often thought about that, too!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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bandit571

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#11 posted 02-02-2017 01:51 AM

Hmm, now I need to find a spot on my bandsaw for these? And, maybe a brass brush for the other side of the blade?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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woodbutcherbynight

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#12 posted 02-02-2017 02:40 AM



Perfect solution!
My cheap Delta 9” band saw had a brush and a lamp. My 14” Grizzly didn t come with either. I did as you did adding a brush but I went one step further and added a lamp also. I posted it on my LJ s page someplace.
Your clever little fix takes care of that bigger problem for sure! Nice going!

- woodshaver (Tony)

I have a magnetic lamp I got somewhere and it works, okay. Been experimenting with various LED set-ups with 3 prototypes but nothing in final design yet. This was the shop early this morning undergoing overhead storage conversion efforts.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 02-02-2017 04:18 AM

This was the shop early this morning undergoing overhead storage conversion efforts.

- woodbutcherbynight

woodbutcherbynight
That overhead looks like a good place to get things up and out of the way.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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bushmaster

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#14 posted 02-02-2017 05:37 AM

These look much better than the ones I bought.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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BigET

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#15 posted 02-02-2017 09:06 PM

I am glad you posted this as I had not considered the need for brushes on my band saw yet. I hope to add some soon. Thanks!

-- Earl in Maine

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