Band Saw Tires

New tire on an old saw. The old tire is on the table.

My 14″ band saw threw the lower tire the other day. The tire balled up in the lower corner and jammed up the whole works bringing the motor to a stop. I’ve thought about replacing the 3/4 hp motor with a more powerful one and I wonder what would have happened with the ball of old hard rubber had the motor not given up so easily. Would it have been rammed up toward the table? And what would have had to give way to make a path?

I’ve never been able to get this saw to track well.  The riser block on it is silly given the poor tracking and lack of power.  Would more power fix all on this?  I’m inclined to take the riser off.  More to come …



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