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Forum topic by Letorix posted 01-20-2012 04:10 AM 1272 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Letorix

119 posts in 1968 days


01-20-2012 04:10 AM

Need help picking new tires and blades, help identifying rail for fence.

I have a Jet WBS-20-1 older bandsaw, I need to replace the tires and the blade, the blade that came with it was welded improperly so there is about a 3/8” variance in movement of the blade.

I found these Carter tires: http://www.amazon.com/Carter-Products-TQ20-Band-Urethane/dp/B0000AMK7P/ref=sr_1_23?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1327023246&sr=1-23

and these Olson tires: http://www.amazon.com/URETHANE-BAND-TIRES-WIDE-DIAMETER/dp/B000H69UKS

but I measured the diameter of the wheels and their like 19 5/16 dia. So I’m wondering if either of those tires will fit.

Also I measured the width of the wheels and they are 2” wide and those are less than 2”

I measured the blade plus a previous owner had written inside the machine as 156 5/8”, Looks like the highland wood slicer has a good following here, what blade would you suggest for non-resaw use?

Also any idea of the make of the fence that used this rail? It mounts underneath?

Thanks again Gurus!


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Loren

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 05:09 AM

The Urethane tires stretch a lot to fit. They are made smaller
than the stated size.

There’s a guy on ebay who will make any size tire you need in
orange Urethane. Very reasonable price and shipping included.

Fast too.

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Letorix

119 posts in 1968 days


#2 posted 01-31-2012 05:27 AM

Arrgggh! I can’t seem to get the wheels clean. I’ve been soaking them in mineral spirits and using scrapers and wire brush. The only thing that seems to work is a scraper. Acetone evaporates too quick, what other solvents can I try?

This should not be this darn difficult! I’ve got most of the old rubber off but I still keep finding small grooves of the stuff here and there…not to mention all of the old adhesive.

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kizerpea

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#3 posted 01-31-2012 03:13 PM

i bought my rubber from carter..guides to…did it all at one time. got the bandsaw tuneup dvd free. to stick the tires i used the old style gasget shellac. have to got to older hardware stores to find.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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woodklutz

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#4 posted 01-31-2012 03:37 PM

sawblade.com is in my opinion the best place for blades fast inexpensive shipping and great sewrvice.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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KPW

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#5 posted 01-31-2012 03:44 PM

Try using lacquer thinner on the old rubber. I got my blades on amazon. Lots of choices, short $

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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Bertha

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#6 posted 01-31-2012 03:52 PM

For anything bandsaw, I’d contact Iturra.
Order line: 904-642-2802
If that guy doesn’t know, it probably isn’t known.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Letorix

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 04:21 PM

Thanks guys!

I’ll pickup some lacquer thinner today.

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Bill White

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#8 posted 01-31-2012 05:35 PM

Acetone and lacquer thinner…..Uh…kinda the same thing. Both evap real fast. Be careful about fumes. BOOM!

The Woodslicer is not an all-purpose blade. It is for resawing.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Letorix

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 03:16 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions, still would love a different cross cut and general purpose blade but this wood slicer seems like it’ll do fine for rsawing. Sure is a lot smaller than the 1 3/8” blade I took off.

I’m really pleased with everything now the blade is tracker true…when I get some time I’ll see if old blade didn’t track due to tires or a bad weld.

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