|Forum topic by TrialThroughError||posted 06-01-2015 03:09 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-01-2015 03:09 PM
I recently purchased a used Ryobi BS901. This will be my temporary bandsaw until I save up enough for a grown-ups bandsaw. (The BS901 is an older model 9” Bandsaw taking a 59 1/2” blade.) The only thing that seems to be wrong with it are that the wheels are missing tires. Any 59 1/2” blade I put in this thing seems to be slightly too large. By the time the blade is almost tight, I’ve got the top wheel scraping against the top frame.
Here’s my question:
If you guys think that bandsaw tires are the reason I can’t get the blade tensioned, then I’ll wrap ‘em in tape while I wait for an order of urethane tires to ship. If not, then I’ll have to look for a new bandsaw (oh, darn) and take this one apart for usable parts (oh, darn again!)
Thanks in advance for any help!