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« on: April 09, 2018, 09:51:02 PM »
Sent my bands off to get sharpened and the guy told me all the set was gone out of them and all on one side. He said I must be using tires and I said yes. He said that’s a common thing with tires. Btw he does most of the bands for woodmizer. Soooo looking at getting some 19” -20” steel wheels and wondering where is a good/ cheap spot to buy? Did a few searches on eBay but prices ridiculous!! Hopefully find something second hand.Also something Canada side would be better. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 10:16:02 PM »
Just a kind word here - good and cheap will not be something that you are likely to find when it comes to a machined wheel designed to be turning at what 1800 RPM under 3,000 PSI.  I do know Cooks sells wheels and I would imagine Wood Mizer would sell you a set as well.  Maybe try the closest WM dealer to you and see if they have a parts machine or bone yard?
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 05:58:10 AM »
Surplus Center is where I'd look but it's not in Canada.  Must be something like it up there.
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Re: bandsaw wheels
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 06:39:15 AM »
Revid, are you using automotive type tires or "Vee" belts in a sheve (pulley). If you are using Vee belts mayby just a tracking adjustment will cure your problem. Frank C.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 06:41:24 AM »
Using automotive tires, those skinny  spare emergency type. Thanks for replying

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 12:31:36 PM »
revid, if you take an angle grinder to your tires where the teeth are and remove some material you may fix the problem. you just need to not have anything touching the teeth. it does not need much clearance at all as long as they do not contact anything.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 09:08:41 PM »
Yeah that’s what I was thinking ... lol

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 01:20:25 AM »
Revid,  have you noticed any problems cutting wood with the blades?  I can see on my blades that the outside loses its kerf fast but I'm still sawing beautiful wood.  If you don't see a difference in the wood I wouldn't spend a dime to fix what ain't broken.

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 06:35:57 AM »
about The only things I notice is that my blades don’t seem to last like they should and towards the end of a long log I lose about 1/8” on the stock piece. I checked and double check the blade height from the deck and all is fine so guessing it’s where the set is out the blades on one side after a few logs

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 07:09:24 AM »
Your problem may be where the bands are running on your wheels.  I always align my wheels so the gullets are about 1/8 inch in front of the wheel.  That way there is no contact between the teeth and the wheel.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 07:19:52 AM »
easy way to check this if you have access to something that records video is to record as you enter the cut and as you exit the cut. if the blade is not going in straight or coming out straight you will see it on the video.

I noticed on mine that I was diving going in and jumping coming out. I am pretty sure mine needs a minor alignment tweak though. But since I was trying to align my blades for the first time I may have taken the set out since I had the blade tracking wrong.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Thanks guys going to line up bands on wheels better and make sure the teeth doesn’t contact the rubber

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 04:28:02 PM »
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Made this setup and it worked perfectly

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 04:34:52 PM »
Made first cut 1” wide then the second a little deeper to make room for the teeth. Just had to trim a little  with utility knife, the thin stuff you see that was to flexible for but to cut

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 08:32:56 PM »
That reminds me of years ago my motorcycle would not pass inspection. I regroved the tires deeper with a cut off wheel so they would pass. work great for two more years...
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2018, 08:43:24 PM »
Hey you do what you gotta do .lol

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 11:23:05 PM »
Wow, Kbietze, having blown tires at interstate speeds twice on bikes, I think I will pass on that.
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 12:23:00 AM »
Wow, Kbietze, having blown tires at interstate speeds twice on bikes, I think I will pass on that.
As long as you don't cut down to the cords I would not be afraid to do it again... I don't want to suggest anyone doing it. It a good way to join the darwin's award. The post above made me think what would happen if he cut to deep.
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2018, 07:10:13 AM »
Never even hit a cord, had an adjustable rod which limited the depth. All I had to do was slide it sideways on the rod


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