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Forum topic by parkerdog posted 07-05-2013 at 10:07 AM 447 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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parkerdog

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07-05-2013 at 10:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw tires replacement question bandsaw

I ordered the tire the seller said was for mine but my wheels have a one inch tire on them running from the lip to lip.

The tires I received are 7/8 inch wide. Are they going to get narrower when I stretch them on? Is the gap going to even be something to worry about? Or should I just go through the hassle of sending them back?

These are the must have of the week blue urethane.

Central machinery model #2146 14” bandsaw

Thanks
Sam


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#1 posted 07-05-2013 at 12:20 PM

It will be fine.

Your bandsaw wheels should have a crown in the center. The bandsaw blades will find the crown and normally ride the crown.

The new tires will narrow a slight amount, from stretching over your wheels.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 07-05-2013 at 02:29 PM

Just make sure too that the tire is perfectly centered.

-- "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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#3 posted 07-05-2013 at 07:45 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I went ahead and called the guy I bought them from and he said he’d get an inch wide set out tonight and to send the others back when I can. Gotta love that customer service if it holds up.

I don’t know the rules on posting business names, so if anyone is interested in the place send me a pm or whatever the equivalent is on here.

Thanks

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#4 posted 07-06-2013 at 02:24 PM

I had the same problem with a well known company. It was just a matter of someone in the warehouse picking the wrong tire. One phone call and they sent the rite ones and a shipping label for the wrong ones and credited my card when they got them back. Inconvenience but no real harm done.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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