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Jim Gott

Bandsaw tire installation jig

Jim Gott

Aug 2014

This article appeared in the 2014 August issue of Chips & Chatter.


Here is a youtube video showing the jig. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4etjdqmwz8

Bandsaw tire installation jig

I just installed urethane tires on my Delta band saw, and I couldn’t believe how EASY it was! You’re scratching your head, right? Easy? It’s not easy to stretch that tire over the wheel. It’s frustrating, right? It takes at least two people, right? You need to soak the tires in hot water first, right? WRONG! It’s SUPER EASY, once you watch a YouTube video that I found. This guy made a jig out of a short length of 2X4, a couple of short lengths of ½” dowel, and some ½” PVC pipe. This ingenious jig that is simple to make lets you install a band saw tire in less than a minute, and it evens out the stretch tension, too. It works on any size wheel, and is elegantly simple. Check out the link below and see just how easy it is to change a band saw tire! 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4etjdqmwz8


-- Jim Gott