Bandsaw Tire Check

LeftyTom

Tom
Corporate Member
I was cutting some 9" long 1/2" thick alder on the bandsaw, using a 3/8" blade. Almost through the second piece, when I smelled hot rubber. Shutdown the bandsaw and saw this
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The funky color on the blade is "blade lube".

I slipped the tire back on, readjusted the upper wheel so the blade tracks in the center of the tire.

I had no further issues, but should I go ahead and replace the tire?
 

junquecol

Bruce
User
A new set of tires is in order. Do both, as they are the same age. The smelling of burning rubber is probably the lower (driven) slipping on the wheel. Online, check and see if "Blue Max" has tires to fit.
 

JMcanoe

Jim
User
I put Blue Max ultra duty urethane tires on my Shop Fox 19" bandsaw about 4 years ago to replace the originals and have been very pleased with them. They suggested putting them in warm water to make them easier to put on. I didn't want any moisture in the saw so I just put them on the dashboard in full sun for about 5 minutes in July. They slipped on easily and snugged up as soon as they cooled off a little.
 

bowman

Board of Directors, Events Director
Neal
Staff member
Corporate Member
Tom, is it possible the "blade lube" got under the tire enough to let it slip off the wheel?
 

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