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Pleasant Surprise (Urethane Tires)

by Kelly
posted 07-30-2016 03:02 AM


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Woodknack

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 05:55 AM

Good write up of the process. Mine is throwing the top tire, ruined a blade in the process. I’m thinking about trying out John Heisz’ technique of using silicone instead of a tire. Seems to be working well for him.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 11:20 AM

Good description….I heated mine in hot water and then did similar to your process.

You say neoprene but the link says urethane???

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 11:51 AM

Put these same tires on my 1980s model 14” Delta several years back; and, they’ve been great.

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 01:14 PM

I used the exact same tires from Amazon for my 1964 Powermatic 14”.

Only a little stress involved in installing them. I clamped them into my WW vice and pulled real hard.

Are you going to (or do you need to) crown them?

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Kelly

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#5 posted 07-30-2016 03:55 PM

Oooooops


Good description….I heated mine in hot water and then did similar to your process.

You say neoprene but the link says urethane???

- Redoak49


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Kelly

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#6 posted 07-30-2016 03:59 PM

It would be VERY hard to crown these on my saw. The edges are flush with the walls on each side of the tires. Regardless, I’ve cut several feet of fir and note no problems.


I used the exact same tires from Amazon for my 1964 Powermatic 14”.

Only a little stress involved in installing them. I clamped them into my WW vice and pulled real hard.

Are you going to (or do you need to) crown them?

- splintergroup


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splintergroup

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#7 posted 07-31-2016 02:52 PM



It would be VERY hard to crown these on my saw. The edges are flush with the walls on each side of the tires. Regardless, I ve cut several feet of fir and note no problems.

- splintergroup

Great! one saws have the crown built into the wheels, some don’t require it (like my Minimax).

My Powermatic needed it so I followed the instructions at the manufacturer and placed two layers of tape on the wheel (1/4” wide covered by a piece 1/2” wide) This forces a crown.

- Kelly

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Kelly

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#8 posted 07-31-2016 03:54 PM

Good information, splintergroup. I haven’t looked at the PM manual for years. I’ll keep running the 1/4”, 4TIP on a Carter Stabilizer for a while, then try a little re-sawing with a 1/2” or a 5/8” blade and see how it works. If it doesn’t act broke, I wont fix it. If it does, I’ll try your crown approach on top.

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