Rockwell band saw Model 28-243

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Forum topic by needshave posted 12-10-2018 03:02 AM 442 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-10-2018 03:02 AM

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My little Rockwell, 14” band saw, model 28-243 needs new tires. I has the original black rubber tires on it. The tires need replacing and are slipping. I want to go to Urethane tires, but I have found them in both .75” wide and 1’’ wide. I have read reviews where the .75” wide tires create a problem since there is enough room on the casting wheel that they have a tendency to walk back and forth, creating a blade problem wanting to walk as well. I have read others that said the 1” wide urethane belts are possible to get on and centered, there just too wide. Anyone experience either of these problems or have an experience and brand they could recommend? Appreciate your help.

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#1 posted 12-10-2018 03:28 AM

IIRC, the Delta 14” cast iron saws use 1” wide tires.


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#2 posted 12-10-2018 03:44 PM

Thanks Brad,

Have you or anyone used the smaller .75” in a 1” wide wheel casting cavity? Does it create the reported problems. I have not found a 1” wide urethane tire yet. I just talked to Carter, they recommend the .75” wide tire. I only want to do this once.

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 05:57 PM

I think I have the same bandsaw and have put the tires on 2 others with 1” wheels. I’ve had no problems whatsoever with the 1”. Use a clamp to hold it in place then use a piece of 1/4 to 3/8 rod stock in a drill and roll it on like a bike chain.

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