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Forum topic by Betsy posted 03-17-2008 03:15 PM 810 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2008 03:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: band saw tune up

I’m going to have to bite the bullet and tune up my bandsaw so when I get back out in the shop, it will work better. I need a new tensioning spring which I think I can handle. What concerns me is changing the tires. Is this a one person job or do I need to enlist George to help me?

Also is one brand better than another? I have a Jet 14” (no riser).

Thanks all.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 03-17-2008 04:42 PM

You may want to check the Carter website. I have their guides and am completely satisfied with them.

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#2 posted 03-17-2008 04:49 PM

It’s a one person job to change the tires. Just soak the new ones in hot soapy water before you put them on.
It will soften and lube them up. If you have trouble use a clamp to hold it in place at the start.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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