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Thread: HELP - Removing Old Bandsaw Tires

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    HELP - Removing Old Bandsaw Tires

    Hi,

    I recently bought a 1997 28-203 Delta 14-inch bandsaw - it is the one that I have wanted to buy to replace my junky Jet 10-inch plastic machine.....

    Anyway - I have removed all the rust from the cast-iron table and it looks nice.

    The orange tires look very hard and crusted and they seem almost to be "bonded" to the tire.....
    I bought new Carter Blue Urethane tires for the saw - the question is "How is the best way to get the old crusty tire off the wheel?"

    I have seen quite a few videos on how to install new tires - but none of these seem to show how to remove a tire that seems to be stuck to the wheel.

    What is the best way to do this?

    I would like to not have to remove the wheels to get the tires off, because the wheels seem to be balanced pretty good now.....

    Should I remove the wheels and then pry off the tires with a screwdriver?

    Please let me know the best way to do this.....
    Send me some links to a video that shows this - if there is one on youtube.

    Thanks Alot

    Nate

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    The orange ones should be urethane as well .
    There is no special way. Take a slice across it with a razor knife and peel off. Clean off any adhesive.( there shouldn't be any)
    put the blues on as directed.

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    You might try a heat gun to soften the adhesive.
    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    You might try a heat gun to soften the adhesive.
    It will also soften the urethane and make it easier to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe. Rivera View Post
    Take a slice across it with a razor knife and peel off. Clean off any adhesive.(
    This was my thought, too...it's going in the trash so why bother trying to take it off "whole". Just be light with the knife so you don't score the wheel.
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