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Tell me about your aftermarket 14" bandsaw tire experience

by Charlie H.
posted 09-29-2018 12:52 PM


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 09-29-2018 01:22 PM

I have bought them from Bandsaw Tire Warehouse on eBay. I needed tires for an old bandsaw and nobody had the right ones. I called them and he got me perfect ones. I also bought ones for a 16” Jet and they were great.

You might want to check them out.

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Runner

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#2 posted 09-29-2018 01:30 PM

I have urethane tires on my Powermatic 141. The fit is good, but the wheels are flat so I had to add a narrow strip of duct tape under the tires to create the crown. My urethane tires also have a poor seam that adds vibration. Not sure about the brand. Think I might go back to rubber tires next time.

-- Kjell - Eau Claire WI

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Gentile

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#3 posted 09-29-2018 02:39 PM

My old Delta kept throwing off blades. I couldn’t figure out what was going on until I ran it without the bottom cover.
The tire was spinning on the wheel. I bought some orange ones from the amazon. I had some difficulty putting them on, but I did it. They work great! They’ve been on for 2 years now…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 09-29-2018 02:46 PM

I’m in the same boat as Kjell (PM141). I used the Sulpher Grove Tool tires (orange) and I am totally sold on them.

If I recall correctly, the Jets have wheels slightly larger than the 14” specified diameter (14-1/4”?) so I’m surprised you have slipping. I’d try some 3M weather strip adhesive but I’d have to think about applying it before you install the tires (could get very messy) or using several screwdrivers to lift a portion of the installed tire and apply the adhesive into the gap, working your way around the wheel (the adhesive needs to set up a bit before joining, just like contact cement).

What ever replacement you get, check for width as they should extend lip to lip. You may be better off with just standard rubber replacements.

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Nubsnstubs

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#5 posted 09-29-2018 03:14 PM

Back in ‘82-83, my tires just kinda fell off the saw one day. It would be about 2-4 weeks to get replacements if they could be found, and what I was doing at the time, my stuff was due in 2 weeks. Couldn’t wait that long, so asked a local Vulcanizing business if they could make up something for me. I had to remove the wheels, and took both to them. Two days later, I had my wheels back with rubber vulcanized in the groove where the tires would go. It’s been 36 years, and they are still as good as new. There has to be thousands of hours of use and abuse with no problems with my wheels. ............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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MrRon

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#6 posted 09-29-2018 08:23 PM


I m in the same boat as Kjell (PM141). I used the Sulpher Grove Tool tires (orange) and I am totally sold on them.
- splintergroup

I used the same Sulphur Groove tires and the only problem I’ve had after 3 years is when sawing aluminum a tire broke because the chips would get embedded in the tire; not good! Should be OK as long as you cut only wood.

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Charlie H.

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#7 posted 09-29-2018 08:43 PM

Thanks to all for the feedback.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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BattleRidge

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#8 posted 09-30-2018 03:12 AM

Are tires for your bandsaw available from Jet? Given that the original set lasted 8-9 years and that you weren’t satisfied with the aftermarket options, it might be good to go with something that worked in the past.

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Charlie H.

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#9 posted 09-30-2018 03:53 PM


Are tires for your bandsaw available from Jet? Given that the original set lasted 8-9 years and that you weren t satisfied with the aftermarket options, it might be good to go with something that worked in the past.
- BattleRidge

Yes the part number is available through Jet and several other sources.
They are all within a few dollars of being the same.
If I go that route I will probably buy fro eReplacement Parts since I have an account there and most of the things I have bought there are OEM packages.
The original tires were glued on, not messing with that along with thinking polyurethane was a superior replacement made the Carter tires seem like a no brainer.
The saw is still working fine right now, but I probably need to go ahead and replace the tires before they start flopping and cause a problem.
I mostly just wanted to know if my experience with the replacement tires is typical or if there’s something amiss on my end.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Charlie H.

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#10 posted 10-04-2018 03:18 AM

I was at Woodcraft today and they had the Jet OEM tires in the store so I went ahead and got a pair.
The Carter tires came off very easily.
Of course I had to wrestle with the new ones a little bit but they went on without having to remove either wheel.
Hopefully the new tires will last a long time.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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