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#1 posted 10-16-2018 08:48 PM

I’ve only changed a bandsaw tire once. It’s a grizzly 17” saw. I did not crown the tire. It seems like a lot of bother – especially since the wheel is crowned. I think that should be enough to cause the blade to self-center.

Also, my tires were not glued.

The new one, installed in the winter, however, was a very tight fit. I soaked it in a pan of hot water, to warm and soften it a bit, then quickly dried it (with a cloth followed by a blow dryer), then stretched it on using two round-shafted screwdrivers (only the round shafts pulled the tire). I only replaced it because the original tire on the upper wheel had become loose. The lower wheel still has the original tire. I didn’t see any point in replacing it, even though I bought a pair of tires.


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