I adopted an orphan SCMI bandsaw last weekend. It is a SC600, vintage
1989, weighs 700# and fit under my garage door fram by less than 1/2
inch. It turns out to work well, though it needs a new 3 phase magnetic
starter (anyone have one to sell?) and new tires and blades. It has nice
guides, especially compared to my 14" POJ Walker-Turner.
The 600 in the name I presume is the size; 600 mm translates to about 24
inches, though it measures out to 23", (I'll have to check that). One
quote for tires concluded with "you'll have to grind them to a dome"
which I have seen other places.
However, it is hard for me to imagine that the folks buying the 14"
urethane tires are all grinding them to a dome... Don't these hi-tech
beauties come pre-domed? I believe that I can get urethane tires to
fit, especially if I'm wrong and the wheels are close to 24".
What's the consensus? Is grinding only for old-fashioned wheels? Will I
be able to install the urethane tires myself without grinding? The
place that recommended grinding offers a service to mount tires and
grind them, but that would mean shipping my wheels, plus a price of $50