Cleaning Urethane Bandsaw Tires

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Forum topic by Phred posted 07-31-2008 01:25 AM 5263 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2008 01:25 AM

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Hey everyone,

I just picked up a used Delta Bandsaw from a high school, and I just went through it and refurbed it, added a riser block and all the other fun stuff :)

The question I have, is it seems to have urethane bandsaw tires, which is awesome, but the lower wheel seems to have a lot of grime and pitch buildup, and it seems to possibly be burned?

I’m wondering the best way to clean the tires? or should I just give up and replace it?

Bandsaw Tires

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#1 posted 07-31-2008 01:38 AM

Good replacements aren’t a bad idea since the aftermarket tires you can get are pretty long-lasting. On the flip side, I just read an article about cleaning the tires. Depending on your level of comfort, the article suggested attaching some sand-paper to a piece of scrap and lightly apply pressure to the tire with the motor running to clean the gunk off. It’s the same idea as slightly smoothing the back your blade to aid its movement through tight curves.

This must be done without the blade installed (to possibly overstate the obvious). Be careful and a stick that is not too long would be easier to control.

I’ll see if I can find the article to site a source. I’ve been reading several different pubs lately though.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#2 posted 07-31-2008 03:29 PM


I couldn’t find that article. I think I may have been at a bookstore and just read it in Mark Duginske’s book. Who knows…. Anyway, just thought I’d pass on that Rockler is having a sales starting tomorrow on Urethane tires and wheel brushes. Good luck with the saw!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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