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wes3

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01-04-2017 05:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw blade tires blue max polyurethane question

Hello Everyone,

My name is Wes. I am new to the website. I am pretty sure this is on the site somewhere. I have an old delta/homecraft 10” bandsaw. I struggle to keep the blade on the wheels. The bottom wheel doesn’t have a tire and the the top tire is dry rotted and almost nonexistent. I thought this might be my biggest issue. I was thinking about putting new poly tires on from blue max. Has anyone used these tires? Any advice to keep the blade on would be appreciated.

Thanks
Wes


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#1 posted 01-04-2017 05:41 PM

Welcome to the site. Yes this is most likely your problem. You will ruin a blade with no tire. The poly tires are the way to go and are more durable.

-- Grayson - South Carolina

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#2 posted 01-04-2017 05:47 PM



...... I struggle to keep the blade on the wheels. The bottom wheel doesn t have a tire and the the top tire is dry rotted and almost nonexistent.

Replace both tires, Any new tires will help.
Lots of people have lots of different opinions on this, however i can only give you mine. a band-saw tire is just a device to separate a metal blade from a metal wheel. the different materials have different properties, how ever they are all just doing the same job. also take a look at this link. it’s probably the best/ easiest to understand video for setting up a band-saw on youtube.

good luck.

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#3 posted 01-04-2017 07:13 PM

I had that bandsaw and got tires from BandSaw Tire Warehouse on eBay. The tires were real good and the bandsaw ran really well. I had looked at Carter tires but they did not have exact size.

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#4 posted 01-04-2017 08:38 PM

I struggle to keep the blade on the wheels. The bottom wheel doesn’t have a tire and the the top tire is dry rotted and almost nonexistent. I thought this might be my biggest issue.
- wes3

I can guarantee it’s an issue – you need good tires or you will have problems. Get some before using that machine any more, and then follow the tune up video mentioned above (Band Saw Clinic with Alex Snodgrass).

Also – AFAIK, the only difference between the more common orange tires, and those ‘blue’ things from Carter, is the color and price (blue ones are more expensive).

Cheers,
Brad

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

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Loren

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#5 posted 01-04-2017 08:49 PM

You need tires on a band saw because without
them the metal wheels rub the blade teeth on
one side and the blade would get weird on
that one side and not cut right.

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