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Forum topic by Dalehurst posted 08-28-2012 02:18 PM 1813 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dalehurst

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08-28-2012 02:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question resource

Hello All

Looking to replace my bandsaw tires on my 28-540 Delta Bandsaw. The parts direct from the manufacturer seem steep. Any third party company or websites I could be made aware of would be appreciated.

Many Tks

Bruce


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Bill White

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 02:21 PM

Google band saw tires.
I’ve been reading mixed comments about replacing rubber with urethane. Might wanna check it out for your saw.
Bill

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 03:39 PM

Try my source for replacement band saw parts. I believe they cater urethane and rubber tires for band saw machines. Click the link below:
www.bandsawparts.com

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 03:59 PM

I bought a used 14” Rigid bandsaw that I found on Craig’s List. The only thing wrong with it was the tires were dry rotted. I bought a set of urethane tires for a 14” bandsaw from Grizzly. They were a lot cheaper than from Rockler or Woodcraft. Good luck with your search.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 04:20 PM

Replaced my cracked rubber tires last year with urethane tires and happy with them. Bought my new tires on sale worked out to cost about $4.00 more than OEM rubber tires.

Have to shop around for best price only other thing to look for is buying a pair of tires vice single one. Think one Carter tire for your BS would run about $42.00 without shipping. Really should replace both tires at same time. I did measure width of wheels not sure, that is important for your BS or not.

Took longer to take off and clean wheels, than soaking new urethane tires in hot water before putting them on the wheels and back on saw. My tires when right on wheel without any tools. If your saw has a crown will have to wait for crown to appear, mine took about 45 minutes.

Am not an E-bay shopper but looks like that have a set for your saw with free shipping. Your size tires pretty common so like said shop around, some vendors only carry tires for 14” and smaller BS’s.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=bandsaw+tires+16&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=

http://www.suffolkmachinery.com/urethane-band-saw-tire-price-list/

http://www.ptreeusa.com/band_saw_acc.htm

Grizzly BS’s with OEM urethane tires have a problem coming off during operation. Have not heard of aftermarket tires having that problem with any other bandsaw.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 02:07 PM

Refined Google search and Craigslist.

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#6 posted 08-31-2012 11:45 AM

CARTER thats who i used when i redone my big bandsaw…ask for the tune up dvd..for free..they made custom guides for my saw because it was so old

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Surfside

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#7 posted 08-31-2012 03:04 PM

The “micro-adjust” Carter guides?

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