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|07-23-2012, 06:11 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Big Island in Hawaii
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I thought I saw a post on here regarding bandsaw tires, but I can not find it now. I need to replace the tires on my Delta bandsaw once again. The set the saw came with got hot and expanded. I replaced them with the orange colored style. I was trying to tune up my saw since I have added a couple Carter products, and I noticed I could not line up the blade. Opened the door and could not believe how bad the tires look...I have been cutting some very hard wood, they are burnt and have bad track marks in them.
Sorry to make you read all that...the question is, when replacing the tires, what type's of tires are you using....the rubber or the Urethane? I did replace with the Urethane tires the first time, but they only lasted about a year. If they are so good, why don't they install them at the factory....(perhaps because they cost more)
|07-23-2012, 02:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lubbock Texas
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My friend has tried both and swears by rubber now. I have not had to change mine on my 3 year old Grizzly GO555
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|07-23-2012, 04:03 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Peekskill, NY
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Call Iturra Design and speak to Louis Iturra. Describe the problem you've had and see what he recommends. He's a really nice guy and incredibly knowledgeable on bandsaws and parts. He sells both type of tire and can likely steer you the right way, or advise you if there are other tuning problems that might resolve the issue.
4636 Fulton Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
|07-23-2012, 04:59 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2012
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I use urethane tires for my band saw. I replaced the old rubber tires about 3 years ago. My urethane tires still look good and are still working well with the saw. I donít have any problems with my tires so far. Have you considered calling your supplier for that tire? Your problem with the tires maybe the quality. Where did you get your urethane tires? I got mine from Bandsaw parts; Band Saw Parts for Marvel, Doall, Hydmech and Hem Band saws; We specialize in Marvel 8 Bandsaws. BTW, you might have answered your own question regarding the use of rubber tires from manufacturers of band saw machines. Urethane tires cost more than rubber. Also, rubber tires are the standard tires used for band saw machines. So, when a band saw machine goes out to the factory, it should have standard parts on it.
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