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Forum topic by jrthekid posted 11-03-2015 03:48 AM 768 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2015 03:48 AM

just signed up need some help finding tires for my 10”rockwell sn be 5868 3/4×1/8 can not find 1/8 thinkness, and are all blade gides to fit all bandsaws ? i have pictures when i get some help here at home i’ll get them up.

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#1 posted 11-03-2015 04:31 AM

When all else fails use car tire inner tubes.

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#2 posted 11-03-2015 05:04 AM

Jr, I did a lot of searching and found several outlets. I never found anything thicker that 3/32”. I probably could have used 1/8” as well. I went with polyurethane tires. Honestly, I can’t recall where I got them. I do recall seeing 10” tires though. You might have to check into rubber tires. The polyurethane just seemed easier to install. Isn’t it great having an old tool. Mine’s a 50 years old Atlas 912 12”. Best of luck finding what you need

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#3 posted 11-03-2015 05:26 AM

Check OWWM for info on old equipment

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#4 posted 11-03-2015 01:10 PM

Here’s 3/4” tires 1/8” thick for 10” wheels. They’re listed for a PM 140 so if these don’t suit you, you might try searching elsewhere for tires for that saw. ebay link

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 11-03-2015 01:15 PM

Google bandsaw tire. A bunch of sites show up and they have 10” tires for a lot less money than that ebay link.
The thickness isn’t as important as the diameter you want something that fits tight and won’t slip.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 11-03-2015 01:46 PM

I have a very old Vaughn meat cutting bandsaw that had been converted to wood working. The wheels are an odd size and standard bandsaw tires are not available. A retired shop teacher recommended bicycle tire inner tubes and with a bit of work with a pair of scissors I had serviceable tires. The edges must be free of any jagged areas as the blade can grab them and send the tire flying. The teacher also said duct tape would work in a pinch.

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#7 posted 11-03-2015 02:35 PM

The tires are only there to prevent metal on metal contact between the blade and wheel. Thickness really doesn’t matter and there is enough range in the tension mechanism to handle a 1/32” difference without any issues :)


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#8 posted 11-03-2015 03:56 PM

I bought mine at….. For my old sears 12”... It took my 6’ 3” 225lb son. Stretching the tire while I held the wheel.
Mine was made of urethane… Very good quality… Real happy with it..

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#9 posted 11-03-2015 11:37 PM

thank you all for all the great info, it makes me relax a bit that there is more then one way to fix a tire and not worry that things are not perfect.i have tred other sites and this site is easy to follow, and enjoyable,

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#10 posted 11-03-2015 11:51 PM

Contact this guy on ebay and he will make whatever you need (length and width, not sure on thickness but that won’t matter.

He made me some 1 1/2” wide for an old 18” bandsaw.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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