I just changed blades on my old 12" Craftsman bandsaw, and now the upper tier
won't stay on the wheel. I switched back to the blade that was on it and still
have the problem. Right after start up, the tire gets pushed back, over the lip
on the wheel. I have tried more and less tension, and running the blade at
different positions on the wheels.
A question I have is, are the tires supposed to be glued to the wheels? They
don't appear to be worn out, or cracked, and don't seem loose on the wheels.
Before I spray some contact cement on the tire and wheel, I thought I would ask
The saw is about 45 years old. I bought it used sale about 28 years ago.
Thanks to all who have thoughts on this, Cliff
My first question is how old are the tires? If it is the least bit
soft, centrifugal force will lift it from the wheel ever so slightly. I
have an old C-man 12" and replace the tires every few years (last time
bought from Suffolk). These things tend to form a tenuous bond with the
wheel and changing the blades may have jostled it a bit. Otherwise,
check the wheel for cracks, chips, bends etc. Good luck.
I think I have the same saw, I just put new tires (no glue) on it as part of
rebuilding it and it runs fine after some tweaking to get the wheels lined
up. Of course, the moron who had it last, used packing tape instead of the
rubber tires (that was a fun discovery).
(GLOAT) The price I paid was right, I paid $25 for that and a Craftsman
Table Saw of similar vintage. So far, both work just fine after a little
TLC. (END GLOAT)
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