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Forum topic by ChrisCrafts posted 09-15-2011 09:48 PM 1666 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2011 09:48 PM

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I just got done refurbing a broken down old 14” Delta Bandsaw. Replaced the Table, Pulleys, Belt. Then went through and tuned it up. I got everything all set up perfect and it was time for the moment of truth. I flipped the switch and it started up, everything working perfect for about 20 seconds. Then POP the blade come off. I open up the machine and the tires are coming off of the wheels!Tried it 4 or 5 more times and every time the tires started coming off of the wheels. I am just baffled on what to do here. The tires are in great shape but are sliding off far to easily.

Anyone experienced anything similar?? Any suggestions??



-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#1 posted 09-15-2011 10:03 PM

auto store
rubber gasket cement
turn wheel and put it on
with putty knife
or popsicle stick
slide tire back on
clean with mineral spirits
and wait for it to dry

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 10:19 PM

Not to contradict Patron’s advice, but I’d replace the tires as well, if you haven’t already. The tires might feel fine, and still have some grip or spring in them, but it sounds like they are stretched out too far to be of any use.

When you put them on, they should’ve been difficult to stretch over the wheel. If not, they’re shot.


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#3 posted 09-15-2011 10:24 PM

You didnt mention if you changed the tires. If the tire is old and stretched out it can slip off easily. If you havent changed them, I would get a new poly set and be sure the wheel is clean and dry, then mount the new ones.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 09-15-2011 10:37 PM

I know I only rep[laced my tires once, and I thought I was going to need a HYDRAULIC JACK to get them on. If they slide off that easy, I would replace.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#5 posted 09-15-2011 10:46 PM

Yeah I am just gonna replace them. I am selling it so didn’t want to invest any more money in it. But I am picky about the stuff I sell. I will only sell a tool that I know doesn’t have any issues. I know I could get by with the gasket cement but the guy who is buying it is in his early 20’s. He has enough to learn in life without worrying about his bandsaw ;) LOL

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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Mickey Cassiba

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#6 posted 09-15-2011 11:58 PM

I’ve changed a lot of Delta 14” tires, never used cement. If the tire is properly sized, very hot water and a lotta cusswords are all that are required. My process (as taught to me at the Delta Refurb center is: remove the wheel, and place it on a table, blocked so it will not rock, cut off old tire, cleaean the wheel thoroughly, ant steel wool to remove any oxidation nubs( they will telegraph through the new tire). Immerse the new tire in a micro proof bowl of water COMPLETELY. That is important…any exp[osed portion is subject to burning melting and will spoil the new tire. Nucke it for about three minutes and touch the water, if you can hold your finger in it, your not there(sorry I don’t have a temperature). When the water is too hot to hold your finger in for more than a second or two, the tire is elastic enough to work onto the wheel. Work quickly! It’ll cool fast. With a pair of long nosed vice grips with wood faced jaws(thin scraps are fine) secure the tire in the groove and begin pulling the tire in both directions around the wheel until you cannot pull it in any more. Begin swearing and pull harder( and faster).You’re almost there. When you feel you cannot pull, push, swear any more that last little bit will pop on(usually tacking a little fingertip flesh with it(or at least raise a nice blister). Do not attempt on the saw. I’t’s nearly impossible(DAMHIK). Catch your breath, have a beer, and prepare for round two( other wheel). If at first you don’t succeed, reheat and start again…heated in water, the tire will not be damaged…resist the urge to get out the heat gun when it gets tough, again DAMHIK…pull it off and nuke it again.
Best of luck!

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#7 posted 09-16-2011 04:24 AM

I agree with the guys that say to replace the tires, they should be very tight on the wheels.

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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