1909 Silver 20" bandsaw - New rubber tires

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Forum topic by brettdean posted 12-30-2014 06:18 PM 1124 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2014 06:18 PM

Hey Guys

I just acquired new rubber tires for my Silver 20”, and was wondering what kind of epoxy I should use.

Will any two part epoxy work, or do I need to use something special?


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#1 posted 12-30-2014 06:21 PM

Go to rockler, woodcraft or similar.. they sell an adhesive specifically for those rubber tires. Another alternative widely used is 3M 5200 adhesive commonly found in the big box or hardware stores. I don’t think epoxy would be a good choice as it will be next to impossible to remove should you ever need to replace the tires again.


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#2 posted 12-30-2014 06:53 PM

Brad is right … I wouldn’t use epoxy. It would be difficult to get off should you ever need to replace a tire and could result in hard bumps that can cause vibration. Either of the alternatives he mentioned would be a far better choice.

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 07:59 PM

Thank you guys

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#4 posted 12-31-2014 12:00 AM

I use 3M 5200 adhesive (fast cure version) bought for I think 9$ from home depot on my Walker Turner bandsaw with its rubber tires. The fast cure version still takes 24 hours to cure, the slow cure version takes a week. I was recommended this stuff from and those guys know old machines backwards and forwards. I would definitely recommend it.

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#5 posted 12-31-2014 12:35 AM

Ok, then 3m 5200 fast cure it is.

Question: How much will I need? Looks like they have a 3oz tube, maybe 1 tube per wheel?

First time doing this so bear with me. I’ve read how to but them on, and adhesive application, but nothing really says how much.

This is the procedure I’m going to follow.

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#6 posted 12-31-2014 12:39 AM

1 tube does a bandsaw with quite a bit left over.

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#7 posted 12-31-2014 12:50 AM

I would get rubber cement from an art supply or craft store. A little jar comes with a brush in it and you put a coat on both surfaces and let dry. Basically a reversible contact cement.

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#8 posted 12-31-2014 01:56 AM

I used GOOP Automotive adhesive from the auto parts store for my big saw and it has held up for years. I tube was way more than I needed for 2 17” wheels/tires. This was a tip from Patron and he’s usually spot on!

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