Bandsaw tires

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Re: Bandsaw tires

Post by spro » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:12 am

It turns that I investigated my saw and found that I had put thicker black rubber tires on the wheels. The nominal size of the blade is 98" and mine are slightly more. When you place thicker tires on the rims, the entire circumference is different. My 98's barely got in there only because there was large adjustment. The reason I placed another blade at lower speed, was because it was a cast housing of aprox 6" .
Hold on, it wasn't solid cast iron facing the blade. It was a round section with fixture support. I could rotate it as needed. Slowly and very cool.

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Re: Bandsaw tires

Post by spro » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:39 am

This does come back to band saw blade brushes. The very blade which works so well, cannot work when it is clogged. There are two or three different issues. Chips embedded into the tire +wire brush. Chips embedded in the teeth is surely a subject and I saw that they are extracted.

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