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Forum topic by Charlie75 posted 04-02-2014 10:02 AM 571 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Charlie75

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04-02-2014 10:02 AM

Ok, so another problem crops up. About a month ago I went to a mini seminar on band saws. As part of that demo Woodcraft, who hosted the program, had several items discounted 20%. Knowing that I would need tires for the saw that I am restoring I bought some items. Among them was Carter’s Ultra Blue Urethane tires.

I put them in a box waiting for the appropriate time to install them on the wheels. I was about ready to dunk them into hot soapy water when I noticed the box that the tires came in said they were 7/8” wide. Knowing my wheels are 1” wide I quit and, needing to go to Woodcraft anyway, I took the tires with me. The guys there told me they thought that the 7/8” tires would fit my wheels ok. I am skepticle so decided to ask you guys.

Has anyone ever used these 7/8” tires on 1” wheels. I am going to call Carter later this morning. (it’s 5:30 a. m. now) But I still would like your opinions.

Thanks guys. (I use “guys” as a collective word) If there are ladies on here I mean no offense.)

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto


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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 04-02-2014 10:18 AM

The blade only rides on the middle of the tire so the should not be a problem. I have thinner tires on my saw and it runs fine.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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Newbiewoodworker43

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#2 posted 04-02-2014 11:03 AM

When I was doing research about BS tires before I bought the ones I put on, I remember from somewhere that the thickness of the tire was important and for a vintage Delta having a .125 thickness was important.

Not really sure if that is true but 3/32 for the Carter’s might be an issue. I will let the more experienced comment.

-- ---Howard, Amesbury MA

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Charlie75

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#3 posted 04-02-2014 02:30 PM

Ok, I just got off the phone with Carter. There answer is that they will work fine. Just make sure they are centered on the wheel as close as possible.

I’ll wait for further comment here to see if anyone has actually done this.

Thanks Tim and Howard. Appreciate your feed back as usual.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 01:14 AM

Charlie, I put those tires on my old Ridgid that looks like a clone of yours and they work fine.

Carry on.

Edit: They are proud of those tires aren’t they?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Charlie75

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#5 posted 04-03-2014 01:51 AM

gfadvm: Thanks my friend. Yes, they do seem to be proud of not only their tires but many of their other products. I have used some of their blades among others. I also have a stabilizer that I really like. When I get my Delta saw done I may get on for that saw too.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-03-2014 02:22 AM

Charlie, I made an adapter for my Stabilizer so it works on both the big Grizz and the little Ridgid. See my blog on rehabbing the Ridgid. They wanted $60 for an adapter!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Charlie75

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#7 posted 04-03-2014 08:43 PM

I saw your blog on the Stabilizer adapter. That’s really cool. If I could weld I would make on like it. It didn’t appear that anything was changed on the Stabilizer itself so I would assume you can still use it on the original saw.

Charlie

-- Charlie75, Alto

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 04-04-2014 02:11 AM

Yes, it now will fit either saw depending on which mount I use.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Tim Dahn

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#9 posted 04-14-2014 08:39 PM

Charlie, the tires may favor and want to hug one side of the wheel or the other and that is ok too.

Now off to check out Andy’s band saw blog.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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