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Forum topic by tommyc325 posted 10-23-2014 03:35 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tommyc325

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10-23-2014 03:35 PM

Hi everyone I just inherited my grandfathers old craftsman 113 band saw. Right away I put a new 1/4 inch blade on it. I started cutting a piece of plywood and even though I didn’t smell burning or see smoke I have burning on the wood.

I noticed that there isn’t any urethane strips on bandsaw tires. Would this cause the burning?

What are the purpose of this strips?


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 04:20 PM

Do you mean there are no tires? Yes, that would be a problem.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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tommyc325

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 04:25 PM

haha no there is theres just no urethane strips – basically the blade is tightened straight against the metal wheel

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mahdee

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 04:33 PM

There should be some black tires on the wheel. If not, Sears direct might have a set. Unfortunately, the parts will not last like the original did.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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johnstoneb

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 04:33 PM

I don’t think the lack of tires is causing your burning, but you definitely need tires before you cut anymore.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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mahdee

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#5 posted 10-23-2014 04:36 PM

e-bay has them for 30 bucks.

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tommyc325

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#6 posted 10-23-2014 04:36 PM

I will be ordering the tires from the link in my original post.

As far as the burning does anyone have any idea? Im using a 1/4’’ blade at 4 TPI and i dont know how new it is but its still very sharp.

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tommyc325

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#7 posted 10-23-2014 04:40 PM

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mahdee

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#8 posted 10-23-2014 04:44 PM

Without the tires your blade is travelling on metal which dulls the blade and cause burning. If the wood is green, it can cause burning. If the tension of the blade is wrong, it can cause burning. Probably combination of all is causing it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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tommyc325

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#9 posted 10-23-2014 04:48 PM

Thank you Mr. Jinx. Obviously the thing to do is eliminate the issues. I will buy a new blade and tires and go from there. Thank You

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Surfside

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#10 posted 10-23-2014 08:52 PM

I prefer urethane tires. I got mine from bandsawparts.com .

-- "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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Bill White

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#11 posted 10-23-2014 10:15 PM

I would suggest that a complete tune up is in order. Tires, check guides, a quality blade, tension, etc.
If ya skimp on any points you will not have a quality cut.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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tommyc325

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#12 posted 10-24-2014 02:35 AM

Does anyone know what this bandsaw is actually worth? Is it worth tuning it up or just buying a new one?

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Grandpa

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#13 posted 10-24-2014 02:44 AM

It is worth some expense but you will never re-saw on this tool. It will cut curves and will be useful. It has many uses in a shop. Some people have a large band saw with a wide blade that is set up for re-sawing and keep a saw like this one with a narrow blade set up for curves.

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TheWoodenOyster

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#14 posted 10-24-2014 02:33 PM

Keep the one you have and keep your eye out for a bigger saw. I had a homemade bandsaw that got me by for a year or two until I got to buy the bandsaw of my dreams.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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