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Orange Band Saw Tire Woes

#263610 by algale » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:37 pm

So, a few years back I "upgraded" one my band saws to the Shopsmith orange urethane tires. They slipped off the wheels yesterday when doing some re-sawing. Partially off the upper. Totally off the lower. Wasn't running the blade that fast (between B and C) while using a properly tensioned (1/2" resaw blade).

I've decided to go with the blue band saw tires from a certain ebay seller. I recall Bill Mayo said good things about them.

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Re: Orange Band Saw Tire Woes

#263613 by JPG » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:36 pm

It will be interesting to see if the blue ones last longer than the orange ones.

Bet neither last as long as the glued on rubber ones. ;)

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