Can I mount Rubber Tyre on cast iron bandsaw wheel

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Forum topic by handyman_pk posted 08-16-2011 10:39 AM 2173 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-16-2011 10:39 AM

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hi everyone

i have a 27” Bandsaw its local manufactured. wheel dose not have Rubber Tyre on it the blade runs on meal wheels.

my Question is can i mount Rubber Tyre on cast iron wheel. if yes do i have to use adhsives to hold the rubber tyre in place because it has no grove on wheel face for tyre

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#1 posted 08-16-2011 04:32 PM

I had trouble with my old made in Taiwan bandsaw. the rubber tire started slipping.

I glued it on with Polyurethane “Gorilla”, & never had anymore problems.

Good luck on finding a belt.

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 04:36 PM

Rubber generally should be glued to bandsaw wheels. Most saw wheels
don’t have a groove and, anyway, a tire with a flange for a groove
is a specialized thing to make.

Contact cement will work. You can even just make a lap-joint on the
ends of a carefully measured piece of rubber (or leather) and glue the
tire on carefully using clamps to press the cement.

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 01:10 AM

Have you considered bicycle inner tubes for the rubber tire? toward the bottom is an example.

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 04:25 AM

I would also suggest crowning the rubber tire after gluing. Lots of info on how to do it here

Good luck.

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#5 posted 08-17-2011 04:36 AM

27” is an unusual size. Is this an older saw? You WILL need tires on the wheels and they will have to be crowned. Crowing will help keep the blade running in the center if the wheel.

Contact Bobby at for any and all band saw needs

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 06:46 AM

bundle of thanks LJ friends lots of tips and great links,

after learning from you guys how tools work and how things should be done, I am trying to modify many local machines bandsaw is one of them

i will search if i could find any tube that fits on bandsaw but tubes are not that much thick so i can grind them for crowning.

i know a very good rubber supplier he can arrange rubber strips of any size and specification for me.

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