Upgrade from rubber tires to Urethane

Urethane tires are always the best choice!

The saw blades for all band saws sit on rubber or Urethane Tires. The purpose of the band saw tires is to improve  the proper performance of your band saw . Of course, band saw tires will need to be changed periodically . We often see this as well as the chip brush, as maintenance which is often forgotten – often until performance is negatively impacted.  So, it  is necessary to replace worn out tires to keep the machine in proper working order.

Bandsawparts.comIf you want to realize better results, performance and to stop from having to use messy adhesives that are used with rubber tires, then you should consider upgrading  to Urethane band saw tires.

Here are some reasons why you might consider upgrading to urethane tires.

First, the use of Urethane Tires over Rubber ttes is becoming more standard and recommended for the following reasons It improves  your saw with parts that  makes the band saw blade lasts longer and cut straighter.  In addition, the tire provides for a smoother operation. Blade alignment is easier with the Urethane Tires as well.

Second, Urethane Tires easily fit onto the wheels. After soaking in a hot water  for a few minutes, it makes installation easier, making it more convenient for you compared when you install a rubber tire on the wheels. You can even use only one hand when you install it!

Thirdly and along the same lines, Urethane Tires are becoming more in demand due to the fact that they are easily replaced  and do not require glue to install. The adhesive that is used on old rubber tires would takes  your time in just removing/ cleaning the wheel itself. Urethane Tires do not need any adhesive during installation, therefore, you can save time, money and your effort.

And lastly, Urethane Tires last longer and work far better than rubber tires. Moreover, it is durable and will not wear out and become brittle as quickly as rubber tires do. Also, they come with a crown which allows the blade to track better on it.

You will absolutely see the difference in the performance of your band saw when you upgrade to Urethane Tires – band saws  work better with a good tires in place. Urethane certainly seems to be  a better investment.

The advantages of using urethane tires

Bandsawparts.comIf you want to avoid the messy glue component and the additional work required to install a rubber tire, your best option may be to purchase a Urethane tire. Urethane tires are slightly more expensive than rubber tires, but they are worth their weight in gold as they are often recommended by many band saw manufacturers over their rubber counterparts because they are more durable. Additionally, the Urethane tires won’t become brittle, will install much easier and can also be changed without difficulty when they need replacing. Uninstalling a rubber tire will require that you make sure all the glue and residue is safely removed from the wheel, so that your new tire sits well on the wheel. Choosing Urethane over rubber is becoming the recommended and preferred tire to acquire if you want your machine to run at maximum efficiency and achieve better tracking.

If you decided on the type of material to use for your tire, the next step is to measure the wheel on your band saw machine. The tire you purchase needs to be 2″ smaller than the size of your wheel, so that it fits perfectly and is fixed in place, without the risk of slipping off the wheel.


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