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Forum topic by David posted 01-28-2010 08:35 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2010 08:35 PM

I have a 1950’s 12” Shopmaster band saw. I upgraded to a set urethane tires. When the band saw gets up to speed the top tire slides off the wheel towards the inside of the machine.The blades stays on but the tire comes off. I have already ruined one set of tires trying to fix this issiue. I have checked some passed postings which guided me to take the table off and check the wheels for coplanar. The defection of the blade is about 1/4”; both wheels seem to run smoothly but that top tire keeps hopping off. I have the correct size tires and the saw actually cut fine for about a week ….now the tire will slide out from under the blade. The tire comes off ….the blade stays on?????

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 09:14 PM

You might consider getting and installing a set of rubber tires. The rubber will have to be cemented but that should solve the problem. The rubber tires will also need to be crowned.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 09:22 PM

I’m thinking of cementing this one down. ...I just dont understand why I’m having this issue. ....from the posts that i’ve read ….every loves these tires ….I want to love them too

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 09:48 PM

gdog—this is probably going to be a silly question but here goes – do you have the crown to the outside??
if i’m not mistaken there is a flat side and a radius side to the urethane tires and i’m thinking that if the tire is “inside out” this may be causing your trouble
you’ve had no trouble with the lower tire???
just a humble thought

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 11:34 PM

a humble thought but a good thought …I think i have it right but i might try to turn it over anyway ...sometimes superstition works better than science. :)

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