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Forum topic by Kaleb the Swede posted 07-02-2013 02:43 AM 3507 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kaleb the Swede

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07-02-2013 02:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw

My Father in law gave me an older black and decker 10 inch band saw (model 9443). It has 3 tires. I know, I know, the thoughts on black and decker tools is less than stellar. Still, I’ve never owned a band saw so this is only a beginning for me. I’m only using it for small curves and the like.

Onto my question: The tires are dry rotted and two of them fell off. I was wondering about how to go about replacing them. I have done internet searches and the carter band saw tires come up. The only size they have for 10 inch bandsaws is 7/8. The tire that came off of the band saw is 3/8 wide (the wheel itself is 6 inches in diameter). So I was wondering where I would find tires for this little guy. I can’t seem to find new tires for this saw. I really don’t know where to go about looking. I’ve checked all the big names, Rockler, woodcraft, and the like.

If you have some ideas where to look (if I even can still get them) it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#1 posted 07-02-2013 03:04 AM

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#2 posted 07-02-2013 03:18 AM

I was going suggest the same guy that Lloren suggested. I bought tires from him for a old Sears bandsaw that I refurbished that was 10 inches and the guy had them quick shipping and good prices.

-- mrg

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#3 posted 07-02-2013 10:03 AM

You might be able to find the material the tires are made of, cut it to size and glue them on. I’ve done that on a very large band saw. Worked just fine. The important thing is to make a very tight seem. I don’t know where the tire material came from. My employer of that time had it on hand.

-- Fredj

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 07-02-2013 10:20 AM

Thanks a million guys. Really helpful

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 07-02-2013 09:34 PM

Are the old tires rubber? It’s a good time for you now to get urethane tires. They more durable than rubber.

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#6 posted 06-05-2014 03:26 PM

ebay, craiglist and even Amazon has band saw tires. Remeber to use Urethane band saw tires because they lasts longer and durable than traditional rubber tires.

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