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Forum topic by Danchap posted 12-06-2018 02:26 AM 204 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2018 02:26 AM

I just bought a 1986 Busy Bee/ Grizzly 18” bandsaw. It is my first bandsaw, and I can’t stop the blade on it. The guy I bought it from put new rubber wheels on it, and it didn’t help. I can’t find much info online, Should these wheels be flat? Or is there something else I should be doing.


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#1 posted 12-06-2018 02:34 AM

Do you mean you can’t track the blade properly? The wheel/tire combination on that saw should be crowned. I am only generally familiar with the Grizzly version which looks like a 14” Delta just on steroids. It is possible that saw has flat wheels and depends on a crown in the tire and the previous owner just put generic urethane tires on it leaving it with no crown. The method of obtaining the crown varies on the Asian saws. You might check the mounted tires with a ruler to see if you have any crown or not.

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#2 posted 12-06-2018 02:51 AM

Sorry, that is what I meant. The tires he put on it are flat, so I’m assuming that is the issue. Any idea of a good place to get the proper ones. A Canadian supplier would be great, but I’ll take what I can get. Thanks for your help.

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#3 posted 12-06-2018 03:49 AM

Grizzly has the OEM tires and Busy Bee might as well. The other issue may be the tires need to be crowned by the owner, this is not unusual for older bandsaws that came with rubber tires. If you have rubber tires (usually black) you could just crown them yourself. You can google methods for crowning tires. It does not take a lot of crown to work.

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#4 posted 12-06-2018 11:42 AM

I’ll give it a go. Thanks.

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