I don't think I would try that using a garden variety bandsaw with rubber tires. The hot blade would destroy the tires. I don't think a doall has rubber tires.
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This answers some questions. I bought a Boice Crane bandsaw decades ago and it had rims of some sort of material resembling brake lining. The machine had a two stage gearbox which I appreciated for lower speeds. The gearbox allowed much higher speeds than I would consider using for anything..
Yeah, they do have. Because they will operate with various blades widths, and because the teeth shouldn't make contact with a hard surface, they have a rubber liner inside the main wheels, which have a rim on each edge. The rubber is about 1/8" thick.
I can't address the purpose built friction saws, though, as I've never seen one.
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Our saws had rubber tires. The rubber was vulcanized onto a steel band. We cut the old one off and clamped, hammered and swore at putting the new tires on, I know that because I changed a few of them and it took 2 people to do the job. These tires were 5ft in diameter. They are still using these saws.
The guide wheels on these machines were steel, 3 on the top guide and 3 on the bottom guide, all 3.5" in diameter. Guide wheel ass'y on the top were hydraulically positioned to the operators choice. The blades had teeth facing the normal way for a bandsaw.