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jeffl

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684 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

I’ve put blue bandsaw tires on a 14” jet and they seem fine. I put orange tires on a 14” delta and they seems to have gotten loose just sitting. I haven’t used the saw in awhile and today I went to use it and it threw the blade , the lower tire came off and you can slide the other on the wheel. Anybody else had this trouble?

-- Jeff,


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Bill White

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#1 posted 684 days ago

The colors don’t mean anything to me. What brands are ya talkin’ about? I’m guessin’ that they are urethane.
Bill

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 684 days ago

I have the orange urethane tires from Carter on my Delta 14” and have not had 1 problem. Is there any chance the tire was installed backwards? Mine are slightly crowned.

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#3 posted 684 days ago

I put orange urethane tires from an ebay vendor on my Sears/King Seeley BS, and judging from the amount of force required to get them on I can’t imagine they would come off. Are you sure you got the correct size? Oh, and my wheels had a slight crown, not the tires.

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jeffl

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#4 posted 684 days ago

I know the blue ones are Carter, the orange ones I’m not sure, I may have bought them at another hardware store.
Backwards? I guess anything is possible , both of them seem loose though . I know they were sold as 14”.

-- Jeff,

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MrUnix

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#5 posted 683 days ago

There is a lot of people who love urethane tires, and a whole lot of people who hate them :) I’ve got a pair of orange ones on my Delta and haven’t had a problem with them at all.. think I picked them up from Rockler via Amazon for around $22/pair. On a BS that has crowned wheels (like the Delta), I’m not sure there is a forward/backward/inside/outside.. they are just flat bands that contour to the wheel underneath. But it does have to be tight.. how hard was it to get your tires on? Most people find them difficult to install because they are so tight, and usually resort to soaking them in hot water to make them a bit easier to get on the wheel. If you were able to just slip them on easily, then you might have the wrong size tire and may need to apply a little glue.

Cheers,
Brad

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jeffl

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#6 posted 683 days ago

Its been awhile since I put them on . I don’t remember the details except that the blue ones from Woodcraft cost twice as much . I discussed it with the store owner and he cut the price on the Carter’s , not a lot but I appreciated the gesture so I bought them.

-- Jeff,

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