Replacing Bandsaw tires

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Forum topic by mikewhite posted 08-19-2021 10:39 PM 239 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-19-2021 10:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw tires

I have an old 14” Boice Crane band saw – I’m thinking mid 1950’s vintage – that I would really like to use. I replaced the dry rotted rubber tires with some urethane tires a while back. While trying to resaw a 6 inch piece of white oak recently I noticed some flecks of orange material mixed in with the sawdust. Not typically a good sign. Sure enough I found that my tires had slid almost all the way off the back side of the wheel and the blades had chewed them up a bit as they slipped back. I’m thinking that maybe I need to adjust the bearings that support the rear edge of the blade forward slightly. My understanding is they should not spin (I.e. not contact the blade) until the work piece touches the blade. Here’s my concern: the 14” wheels are made of plastic/Bakelite material, not the usual iron or steel. I’m wondering if anything other than a traditional rubber tire glued the the wheel is going to prevent the slipping behavior I’m seeing. Thoughts anyone?

The saw is heavy and is in otherwise great condition. I’d love to be able to use it.

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#1 posted 08-19-2021 11:07 PM

I’ve never heard of a plastic bandsaw wheel. Wooden ones but not plastic. I don’t know what to say.

It suprises me very much that a machine made in so long ago had such – and even more that they have lasted this long.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#2 posted 08-20-2021 02:19 AM

Call carter products they bandsaw tires for almost all bandsaws.

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