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Forum topic by moshel posted 11-24-2009 07:57 AM 2107 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2009 07:57 AM

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Hi All,

re-tiring bandsaw wheels costs here a fortune, so I was looking for alternative. I found some companies makes urethane tire and was wondering if anybody had good/bad experience with them. any input will be appreciated.

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 08:04 AM

i just put some on a couple of days ago. jury is still out.

russv

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 08:31 AM

was it easy to install? clear instructions? what brand?

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 08:56 AM

make sure they are warm, instructions say 120 degrees, but put them on by warming them up with hot air. i put them on slowly letting them stretch as i fed them on. it only took five minutes. it definitely runs quieter and smoother. this is partly cause i really needed new tires. i don’t remember the cost. i bought them at a booth at a woodshow a while back.

russv

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 09:14 AM

my current tires are so worn there is only one point you can put the blade on… i think they have the original rubber and this bandsaw is at least 20 years old…

do you just scrape the old rubber?

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 11:23 AM

moshe,

I ordered mine from Rockler in the US ( http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=5838 ) and had it delivered to the relatives and forwarded by post along with some other things. I think I paid $25 US for the pair at the time. I may have another shipment coming soon. I can order one for you.

They fit my 60 year old 14” Tauco bandsaw like a glove. A bit of work to get them on but once on they fit perfectly and they track the blade really well. I had worn tires and cracked rubber. Getting the old tire off and cleaning the glue mainly was the most work.

I seem to get a bit of a build up of sawdust on i which I wasn’t getting with the rubber, so now and then a good wipe helps.

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 11:37 AM

thats good to know!!! as for the dust buildup, i noticed that on amazon many people bought it with wheel brush. maybe thats why….

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#7 posted 11-24-2009 03:50 PM

my powermatic came with a wire brush for dust. The tires came right off with no scraping needed. lucky me i guess.

russv

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