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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 08-19-2019 10:06 PM 319 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2019 10:06 PM

Need new tires for my delta 14”. What to get.

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#1 posted 08-19-2019 10:49 PM

Crowned

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#2 posted 08-19-2019 11:41 PM

The Delta wheels have a crown in them, so you don’t need to mess with crowning the tires. Rubber or urethane tires will work just fine without anything else needed to be done.

Also – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ‘crowned’ tire (ie: pre-crowned) for those machines that don’t already have the crown in the wheel… what you usually get is a flat rubber tire that then needs to be crowned in place once glued on the wheel. Maybe I just haven’t looked enough though :)

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#3 posted 08-19-2019 11:52 PM

https://sgtool.com/2018/01/31/crowned-urethane-band-saw-tires/


The Delta wheels have a crown in them, so you don t need to mess with crowning the tires. Rubber or urethane tires will work just fine without anything else needed to be done.

Also – I don t think I ve ever seen a crowned tire (ie: pre-crowned) for those machines that don t already have the crown in the wheel… what you usually get is a flat rubber tire that then needs to be crowned in place once glued on the wheel. Maybe I just haven t looked enough though :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


The Delta wheels have a crown in them, so you don t need to mess with crowning the tires. Rubber or urethane tires will work just fine without anything else needed to be done.

Also – I don t think I ve ever seen a crowned tire (ie: pre-crowned) for those machines that don t already have the crown in the wheel… what you usually get is a flat rubber tire that then needs to be crowned in place once glued on the wheel. Maybe I just haven t looked enough though :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#4 posted 08-20-2019 05:59 AM

Bought these from Woodcraft for my 14 inch delta 28-254 platinum. I am very happy with them. Really improved the performance of the band saw. The wheels do have a slight crown in them. No need for glue.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/ps-wood-urethane-bandsaw-tires-for-14-bandsaws?sku=417511

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#5 posted 08-20-2019 02:09 PM

My MiniMax has flat tires and the crown is in the wheel. My old PM141 has flat wheels and when installing (flat) urethane tires I used the manufactures method for crowning describe in my restoration blog (step 5).

Rubber tires can be crowned after installation by using a sanding block to grind in your own crown. The urethane tire manufacture’s method referenced mentioned you only need to crown one wheel.

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#6 posted 08-20-2019 05:41 PM

I got these from Sulphur Grove Tools

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#7 posted 08-21-2019 05:40 PM

I also sourced Sulpher Grove. Probably the exact same base material as I bought, maybe just a different width and/or diameter.

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