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Forum topic by Chris posted 10-02-2015 01:34 PM 1461 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chris

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10-02-2015 01:34 PM

I am trying to replace bandsaw tires on a Delta 14 inch bandsaw Model 28-203 that I bought off craigslist. The current tires are originals and they are cracked and worn. After receiving the new tires in the mail, I attempted to take the wheels off and really had a heck of a time on the lower wheel.

Basically, I can’t get this nut loose. I am trying to turn it counter-clockwise. First, I tried to hold the wheel in place as I attempted to turn the nut with no luck. Then, I used a piece of wood to hold the wheel in place to turn the nut with no luck. Then, I tried to use 2 crescent wrenches, placing the other one on the other side of the bandsaw on the nut connected to the motor pulley .. no luck. I have sprayed this thing down with WD-40. Not sure what to do … I ended up taking a break from everything when I gouged the nut holding the bandsaw wheel a little bit.

Any advice would really be appreciated. Don’t be shy .. I wasn’t raised around tools and I am learning as a I go here. Here are some pics:”


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#1 posted 10-02-2015 01:42 PM

Pretty sure that is reverse thread, so you’re tightening it. The discussion below is the same issue:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?167240-Help-removing-band-saw-wheel

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#2 posted 10-02-2015 01:50 PM

If you are just replacing the tires you don’t need to remove the wheels.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 10-02-2015 01:58 PM

Thanks guys. I will try to replace the tire without taking it off. Do you think I would need to take the tire off if I was going to replace the rubber belt with a v-belt?

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#4 posted 10-02-2015 02:06 PM

Personally, I’ve taken the wheels off on my 10” because I found it to be easier in kitchen using hot soapy water.

Also personally, I’d never be able to walk away without solving the mystery of the stubborn nut.

;)

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#5 posted 10-02-2015 02:26 PM

I hear you Todd. I am just one of those guys that breaks something every time I try to get ‘western’ with something. But … I might be forced to go down this road if putting on tires is not easy while the wheel is still mounted. I was really hoping to add a HF v-belt too, because the rubber one that is on there now screams whenever I turn on the saw. So, if I have to take the wheel off to do this (which I don’t know why I would but I read somehwere it is necessary) ... than I probably have to have a showdown with that bolt/nut.

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#6 posted 10-02-2015 02:42 PM

I replaced the rubber tires on my delta. #1 don’t take the wheels off. #2 use a wood chisel and remove
the old one.#3 replace the rubber on the wheels. I did not glue them on. #4 install blade. #5 open a cool one, because you are done.

-- Midway wichita,ks.

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#7 posted 10-02-2015 03:02 PM

For the belt, you just loosen the motor and lift it/tilt it. No need to remove the wheel.

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#8 posted 10-02-2015 03:07 PM

I had a similar problem with my Porter Cable. Big half inch socket wrench and a dead blow hammer took care of that nut.
I also take my wheels up into the house to get the hot water I need. I boil my water with the tire in it, and while my fingers are burning, I put it on fairly easily.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#9 posted 10-02-2015 03:14 PM

Rebuilt one recently. PB blaster it for a couple days then wrench with a hammer. Might’ve had to take a torch to it also.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 10-02-2015 03:44 PM

Just to clarify … does everybody here believe the nut is reverse thread? I just don’t want to go crazy on this thing the wrong direction.

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#11 posted 10-02-2015 05:09 PM

It’s called a lefthand thread, and it makes a difference whom is turning it.

-- Midway wichita,ks.

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#12 posted 10-02-2015 05:13 PM

If your replacement are urethane tires (which I would recommend) I think it would be a real battle to put them on with the wheel still on the saw.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#13 posted 10-02-2015 06:19 PM

My plan is to give putting on the urethane tires without taking the wheel off a shot. But .. if that doesn’t work, I am going to have to figure out to loosen that nut. I just don’t want to try to loosen the nut in the wrong direction and I was hoping someone that is familiar with this bandsaw knew for sure that it was a lefthand thread. Anyone able to clarify this for me for sure so when I crank in one direction I know its right?

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#14 posted 10-02-2015 07:08 PM

Well, just for you: I just removed the nut on the lower wheel of my Delta 28-245. Bear in mind these are all the same saws with different stands, motors, or sometimes paint. Anyway, the nut is the normal righty tighty/lefty loosey. An easy way to get it off is to use an impact wrench with a 1”-12 point socket. Hold the wheel with one hand and let the impact remove it….that’s what I did just 5 minuets ago. I hope you don’t have as much problem finding your impact wrench as I did (LOL). So, to repeat: it comes off counter clock wise. If you manage to install urethane tires with the wheel on the saw, I’d love to see pics! :)

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#15 posted 10-02-2015 07:35 PM

I was able to do my tires while still on the saw… I just had the tire in a pot of hot water, and I used a spring clamp to hold the first point while working the rest of the tire on.

My saw is one of the last Made in USA versions… the X5 28-475X

I had gotten new tires at a woodworking show from Carter… and the tires are 7/8” wide. My wheels are a full one inch and I had issues where under tension, I had tracking problems, because the blade gullet would be on the center of the crown then the tire would walk to one edge.

I got urethane tires from Amazon – - that are 1 inch and all is well.

Found out about them on the WoodWhisperer.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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