What do band saw tires do?
For information, a bandsaw tire is made of rubber, urethane or other similar cushioning material mounted around the perimeter of the metal wheels inside the bandsaw. The tire gives the wheel grip to drive and guide the bandsaw blade.
What is band saw used for?
A bandsaw (also written band saw) is a power saw with a long, sharp blade consisting of a continuous band of toothed metal stretched between two or more wheels to cut material. They are used principally in woodworking, metalworking, and lumbering, but may cut a variety of materials.
Do urethane bandsaw tires need to be crowned?
It is possible to put a crown on a urethane tire. You just have to be careful, since there’s less room for error, due to the urethane tire being thin. The extra thickness of a rubber tire makes the crowning operation easier. I have a Walker-Turner 16″ bandsaw that I put urethane tires on and crowned.
Why are the wheels of band saws fitted with rubber tires?
A primary advantage of rubber band saw tires is that they stretch in place for a perfect fit and offer versatility — they work with virtually any type of portable or stationary vertical band saws. Some rubber tires can even be cut to fit the width of a non-standard wheel.
How do you glue a bandsaw to a tire?
Squeeze a small amount of industrial rubber adhesive (3M-TIRE, 888-622-7837, carterproducts.com) onto a scrapwood applicator and apply it to the tire and wheel surface, as shown below. Roll and repeat all the way around the rim. Let the adhesive dry for 24 hours before using the saw again.