My dad recently gave me an old 3 wheel bandsaw....it was his dads and I
used it a lot when I was a kid in his shop...its been setting up for a
long while and it cleaned up very well, the bearings are still ok...but
the tires have dry rotted, and have chunks missing, which in turn makes
for a lot of vibration in an otherwise smooth running saw....I did
replace the belts with new link belts...and have a new blade
I can't seem to find tires that will fit the machine...I can find larger
ones...for 14" saws but not for the smaller wheels...
So does anyone have any ideas about alternative materials...( i.e. shop
made or other wise ) I can use to replace the tires on the saw, and
hopefully return it to its former self...
I hope everyone had a nice Chris...uh...holiday...:>
Found a few links for tires down to 10" size -- so not sure what the
Plus a link is already given by another poster...
Maybe if you posted the wheeel diameter people could actually help
instead of guessing of the usefulness of their replies.
Plus model and make of bandsaw does not hurt either -- if available.
You might even post a picture on the binaries forum -- then people
might identify it -- assuming that you can't.
Have a politically correct holiday eh? :-)
I also have an old 3-wheel bandsaw with pulleys that are about 6 inches in
diameter. After a lot of looking and posting on the rec, some kind soul
sent me this link http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRHM . I did find a three
wheel bandsaw and they do offer parts, but the price of the tires was (I
believe) about $15 each, far more that I wanted to spend. I eventually
wound up buying three large rubber bands from a ceramics shop (they use them
to hold molds together) for about 50 cents each and trimming them to width
with an X-acto knife. They've been working fine for about a year, and I
found other uses for the $43 I had left (actually, more if you consider
Get some rubber or polysomething from a belting shop, glue it on with
an angled butt joint (that's all that's on my Laguna), make a concave
sanding pad to crown them.
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Another fellow told me about industrial strength rubber bands used in the
ceramic mold business...I found a place near the house and asked them if
I could buy a few bands from them...they worked very well...I would like
to thank all those that replied.....
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