Bandsaw Help

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Scott
User
I put poly on my old Delta. I am convinced rubber is smarter. My current saw has a de-tensioning. Protects not just tires but the band .
 

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Mike
User
The wheels on the Rockwell 28-290 I have have a crown cut into them. So I could use a tire that isn’t crowned and I could just install it ?
 

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
Senior User
The wheels on the Rockwell 28-290 I have have a crown cut into them. So I could use a tire that isn’t crowned and I could just install it ?
Sure. It'll work for a while as long as the tire fits properly as outlined above.
Glued on is always best.
Glued on and crowned is better for a super smooth operation. Tires have lumps in them and sometimes tires get stretched on with more rubber on one side than the other. Been there decades back.
 

Flute Maker

Mike
User
Sure. It'll work for a while as long as the tire fits properly as outlined above.
Glued on is always best.
Glued on and crowned is better for a super smooth operation. Tires have lumps in them and sometimes tires get stretched on with more rubber on one side than the other. Been there decades back.
So you need to glue the urethane ones too? I just see using glue on rubber ones.
 

bob vaughan

Bob Vaughan
Senior User
If, in the unlikely event, I were to put urethane tires on a Delta 14" saw, yes, I'd glue the on with 3M5200.
Urethane lasts for years. Rubber lasts for decades. Its your machine. Suit yourself but know the possible consequences of the various options.
 

DKA

Kelly
User
Can somebody school me on what “crowning” is. I am generally familiar with bandsaws and have done my share of bandsawing, for an amateur.
I know tires get worn and need replacement. Is replacement what you mean, or is crowning something you do to a tire to restore the crown ?
 

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