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All: After my ham cutting experience on my bandsaw, where the tire came off, I am looking for help in trying to get the new one on. I work by myself and I am having problems holding the top wheel still while I try to pry the tire on. Any short cuts or do I need to take the wheel off and clamp it to a table?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 545 days ago

Is it Urethane? I placed my tires in warmish/hottish water which made it slightly more pliable. DO NOT use REALLY hot or boiling water and do not leave it in the water too long. A few minutes is enough.

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#2 posted 545 days ago

I haven’t had the experience, but I Googled it and found this video.

The guy’s trick is to run the tire under hot water to make it more pliable. I agree that might be a good idea, but rubber actually shrinks when you heat it so there are two opposing issues here. He also didn’t seem to dry the tire. Maybe the water helped serve as a lubricant.

Perhaps you could clamp a block of wood between two spokes to hold the wheel in place. If you don’t have a piece of scrap wood an old ham bone will probably serve the purpose well.

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#3 posted 545 days ago

Yes it is a Urethane tire. and yes it does not stretch more when warm. Thanks for the ham bone hint, Kazooman.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 545 days ago

use spring clamps to hold the tire at the top while the bottom is peeled on with a flat screw driver

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#5 posted 545 days ago

DaN: Those spring clamps come flying off as shot off from a Spitfire. This is one of the red tires.

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#6 posted 545 days ago

Use this as a reference :

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 545 days ago

I took wheels off bandsaw and had no problem installing urethane wheels without clamping to bench. After soaking in warm water did not even use tools.

Spent more time cleaning off old rubber tires taking off and putting wheels back on bandsaw.

-- Bill

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#8 posted 545 days ago

I also used the urethane replacements. Putting it in a pot of midly hot water for 10 minutes or so did the trick for me. Slipped that sucker right on using just my bare hands

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#9 posted 545 days ago

hot water

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#10 posted 545 days ago

The hot water will help a lot but for me taking the wheels off made the whole process easier as I could lay them on my bench and wrestle them much easier. I’m still LMAO over the pork cutting episode!

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#11 posted 545 days ago

Thanks all for the help. I will wrestle the beast tomorrow.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 545 days ago

I’d suggest using a little of that ham fat but won’t because I don’t want to make you mad at me…...
Just kidding. Good luck tomorrow and let us know how it went.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#13 posted 544 days ago

All: Thanks for the help. I would like to say that I cooked it with the ham bone, but that would be untrue. Just put it in very hot water for a while and it worked. Thanks again.
I just did my first test cut. I am setting up the saw for resawing, and have had a problem with having to set the fence a an approx angle of 7 degrees or more to compensate for the drift. Not any more. Now it runs straight as an arrow.
I think that the moral of all this is at you have to try new things to learn, and to fix problems.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#14 posted 544 days ago

Yes indeed just when through this last week and what a difference a new set of tires make no more drifting !

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#15 posted 544 days ago

I actually did this last week and replaced both tires myself with only a few pinched fingertips :-/ I clamped opposite sides of the tire onto the wheel and slowly worked one edge of the tire onto the wheel starting at one clamp and working around the wheel to the other clamp. Then repeat for the other side. I tried using a flat head screwdriver to help situate the tire but the tire just wanted to grip onto the flathead and would never let go! Glad you got them on! I should have soaked mine in hot water, I didn’t even think of that.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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