Tires for Grizzly 0555 14" bandsaw?

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Forum topic by Crashcup posted 03-02-2016 04:37 AM 573 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2016 04:37 AM

Anyone else who owns this saw know – are any of the bandsaw tires listed as 14” size okay for this? I measured the wheel diameter, and it’s actually closer to 13 1/2”.

Now, I’m sure 14” is the “nominal” size… but to be sure, will the 14” tires work fine? Won’t be too loose on the wheels of this saw?

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#1 posted 03-02-2016 04:39 AM

If unsure, just go to the source.


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#2 posted 03-02-2016 12:34 PM

I agree with Brad, mostly. When my tires went on my Grizzly G0513, they were not worn, they had stretched and were loose. They looked new, to be honest, but too big. I bought the Grizzly replacements that ended up being gray in color. (The original were orange)

There is a video out there on the Grizzly site showing them putting on tires without any hot water, etc. The guy takes off the wheel, puts it on the ground vertical and steps into a hole, puts the tire on the bottom and simply stretches it over the wheel by hand, no tools.

When I replaced my tires on my Porter Cable, I had to heat them in boiling water to get them on, and the replacement tires on my Grizzly also had to be heated.
Maybe Grizz makes a slightly bigger tire…

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 02:47 PM

When I replaced the rubber tires on my 14” bandsaw, I put them in hot water to stretch but more importantly I put a few dabs of caulking adhesive sealant on the wheels before installing the tires.

Although it is not recommended by many including the manufacture of the tires but gluing tires helps more than it it hurts,tires stretch over time and get loose before they actually break down and fail, you could still have a set of useable tires that stretched too far, the glue prevents that from happening ,I have not had any problems with this method.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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