I have a new Delta 14" band saw, model 28-206. Less than a week old.
Tonight I started to cut something and no matter how slowly I fed the
wood I would get rough spots in the cut that looked as if I were
pushing it through as fast as I could go. I checked a number of
things, and finally noticed that the tire on the lower wheel is
actually coming away from the wheel when it rotates. It had rubbed
against the blade guard on the left side and left a burr on part of
the tire. I put some sandpaper on a board, removed the blade, turned
on the motor and sanded away the roughness. Even so, with the blade
off, the tire comes away from the wheel; a thin piece of wood held in
one place makes intermittent contact with the tire.
Shouldn't the tire have been glued to the wheel to prevent something
like this from happening? With the saw being new, I assumed the tire
was glued to the wheel, but it's not. I can slide it from side to
side between the lips on the wheel.
Any suggestions? Should I glue the tire in place myself? Buy new
tires and glue them on? Complain to the dealer?