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.
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
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
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