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pdbernardo

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02-09-2013 10:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw tune-up tires

Hey all,

I’m currently tuning up a Rockwell 14 bandsaw that I got from CL for $50. (Hoo-rah!) The tires are ok, but do have some depressions in them, and are the original rubber. I figure while I’ve got the thing in service, so to speak, it might be time to put on some urethane tires. A quick search of Ebay turned up this offer, which seems to be from a manufacturer. Feedback on Ebay is good, and there are plenty of them sold, and the price is dirt cheap, but before I spring and go through the trouble of getting the tires on the saw and all that, I’m curious if anybody here has used them. Any good or is this a get-what-you-pay-for scenario? The cheap part of me wants to believe that I really can buy 2 decent quality tires for less than half the price of 2 tires purchased elsewhere. Also, the manufacturer is apparently in Jersey, so I’m kind of supporting a local business, I guess. (Although for all I know he’s just reselling Chinese tires or something.) Any thoughts on these?

Blue Max Tires on Ebay.

-- --- Patrick.


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Loren

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 10:44 PM

I wouldn’t rush to replace the rubber tires personally –
you can turn the bottom one true using the motor
to drive the wheel. The upper tire you need a
helper to hold a portable drill with a rubber sanding
drum chucked in it to spin the wheel while you
turn it true. A spindle gouge works well.

Other than that, there’s nothing wrong with the
new urethane tires. When the rubber tires fall off
my INCA band saw I’ll get urethane ones. They
are presently cracked badly and the saw cuts
strong and true with cracked tires.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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blackcherry

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 11:12 PM

I just replace my tires about a month ago and these urethane tire have worked wonderfully so far and the price is way better than most manufacturers…http://shop.sgtool.com/Urethane-Band-Saw-Tires_c5.htm ...good luck BC

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 11:23 PM

Not sure color of urethane makes a difference bought orange set from Hartville tool on sale couple years ago, ended up costing me just $4.00 more with shipping than OEM rubber tires.

http://www.amazon.com/URETHANE-BAND-TIRES-WIDE-DIAMETER/dp/B000H69UKI

Carter tires are blue and have to buy two tires they don’t come in a set. Buying a set of tires obliviously cheaper. So shop around for best price on set plus shipping.

Advise taking wheels off bandsaw to clean off old tires and mounting new tires. Soak new tires in warm water for ten to fifteen minutes before mounting. I installed both tires on wheels without tools. Urethane tires will form a grown little later by themselves and do not require glue.

-- Bill

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Surfside

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 07:59 PM

I am using blue urethane tires. Works best for me so far. Try to check http://bandsawtires.com/ . Hope they got something for you.

-- "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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bandsawtirewarehouse

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 03:44 PM


Hey all,

I m currently tuning up a Rockwell 14 bandsaw that I got from CL for $50. (Hoo-rah!) The tires are ok, but do have some depressions in them, and are the original rubber. I figure while I ve got the thing in service, so to speak, it might be time to put on some urethane tires. A quick search of Ebay turned up this offer, which seems to be from a manufacturer. Feedback on Ebay is good, and there are plenty of them sold, and the price is dirt cheap, but before I spring and go through the trouble of getting the tires on the saw and all that, I m curious if anybody here has used them. Any good or is this a get-what-you-pay-for scenario? The cheap part of me wants to believe that I really can buy 2 decent quality tires for less than half the price of 2 tires purchased elsewhere. Also, the manufacturer is apparently in Jersey, so I m kind of supporting a local business, I guess. (Although for all I know he s just reselling Chinese tires or something.) Any thoughts on these?

Blue Max Tires on Ebay.

Hello Patrick. Thanks for your support. And yes our tires are made right here in New Jersey with our own patented urethane product. We do not use Chinese orange or any other color urethane to produce our Band saw tires. GM

- pdbernardo


Hey all,

I m currently tuning up a Rockwell 14 bandsaw that I got from CL for $50. (Hoo-rah!) The tires are ok, but do have some depressions in them, and are the original rubber. I figure while I ve got the thing in service, so to speak, it might be time to put on some urethane tires. A quick search of Ebay turned up this offer, which seems to be from a manufacturer. Feedback on Ebay is good, and there are plenty of them sold, and the price is dirt cheap, but before I spring and go through the trouble of getting the tires on the saw and all that, I m curious if anybody here has used them. Any good or is this a get-what-you-pay-for scenario? The cheap part of me wants to believe that I really can buy 2 decent quality tires for less than half the price of 2 tires purchased elsewhere. Also, the manufacturer is apparently in Jersey, so I m kind of supporting a local business, I guess. (Although for all I know he s just reselling Chinese tires or something.) Any thoughts on these?

Blue Max Tires on Ebay.

- pdbernardo


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MrUnix

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 04:38 PM

If you still have good rubber, you can re-crown them like Loren pointed out. There is many a heated debate as to which is better, rubber or urethane, but either will work just fine on a 14” saw. If you do replace them, you can get a set of urethane tires off Amazon for around $25. Not sure what the difference is between the blue and orange other than color.. but the orange really looks good against the delta grey/green/blue machine color :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 06:09 PM

I’d go ahead and replace them. The ones you linked in your original message are probably as good as any. Be aware, installing urethane tires is pretty much a PITA, but well worth it (IMHO). Just remember: warm soapy water…....

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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