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Forum topic by MrsN posted 12-07-2012 07:50 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrsN

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12-07-2012 07:50 PM

I have a couple of 10” delta bandsaws that are no longer in production, they are awesome saws (they stand up to the use of middle school kids all day every day. however the tires have worn out and need The normal places that I order parts from doesn’t have any tires. do you have any reccomendations on where to buy tires?

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OnlyJustME

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 08:08 PM

Hi MrsN.
I just recently replaced my 10” Delta HomeCraft tires with urethane tires. The best price i found was from bandsaw-tire-warehouse on ebay. Just be sure to get the correct width. The 10” replacements i ordered were about 3/32” narrower than the groove in the wheel but since the blade rides the center, i didn’t worry about it. He also sent a tool to help install them and that wasn’t even listed as part of the deal. I’m happy with them.

Hope this helps.

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 09:24 PM

MrsN.,

This might not tell you where to BUY some, but Matthias Wandel very recently created a youtube video about reconditioning an old/cheap benchtop bandsaw.

He wound up making his with electrical tape – no kidding!

If you don’t know about Matthias, he’s a VERY smart woodworker who has devised all sorts of tools/jigs/etc….

Here’s his youtube channel – the video you would be most interested in is currently the most recent.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUckETVOT59aYw80B36aP9vw

Good luck with your search/solution!

-bob

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dhazelton

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 09:32 PM

If you search ebay for urethane bandsaw tires you’ll get tons of hits. I put some on my 1950s Sears 12 inch, and they probably came from the same seller as poster above mentions – he included a ‘tool’, which was just an allen wrench. I used the round stem of two thin screwdrivers with my foot on the bottom of the wheel. He can make any diameter and width you want. It’s a workout to put them on. About $20 a set.

Oh, and if you’re taking the wheels off (the only way to do it really) it’s a good time to inspect and/or replace the bearings.

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69BBNova

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#4 posted 12-07-2012 10:56 PM

I just checked and Timberwolf will custom make tires if that becomes your only option…

I did forget to check again (OK I’m LAZY), but I am under the impression they only make urethane tires.

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 05:30 PM

You should check this site: www.bandsawparts.com . I suggest, you should buy urethane tires. It’s highly recommended compared to rubber tires and it doesn’t need gluing too. But be sure you select the tires that are a couple of inches smaller than the wheel for a good and reliable fit.

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