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Forum topic by Florida_Jim posted 02-26-2011 06:34 AM 739 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Florida_Jim

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02-26-2011 06:34 AM

I have to replace the tires on my 14” Jet band saw. Wood Craft has Carter urethane tires on sale.
Has anyone installed them on a Jet band saw?
Any problems, or tricks I need to know about?
thanks

Jim


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#1 posted 02-26-2011 09:05 AM

no glue is their thing. Urathane is stronger than rubber, lasts longer. here is the instructions….http://www.carterproducts.com/support/UrethaneInstall.pdf

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 07:37 PM

I’ve installed them on my 18” jet bandsaw with no problems. They last longer and hold up to pressure better. While it is always a good idea to take the tension off your blade when on in use, IMO, it is not as essential with the urethane tires. I usually only take the tension off if I know the saw will be unused for several days.

It takes a little muscle and some leverage to get them on. Then you need to “walk” around the wheel to even out the stretching. I was able to put them on by myself with no help and I am a tired old man.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 05:26 AM

Thanks for the help. I bought two Carter tires this morning at my local Woodcraft.

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