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Q & A: Clean Bandsaw Tires

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Clean Bandsaw Tires

Q & A: Clean Bandsaw Tires



My bandsaw tires have a buildup of pitch and sawdust
that seems to be embedded right into the rubber.
What’s the best way to clean my tires?


An excessive buildup of sawdust and pitch on your tires
can lead to tracking problems, so it’s a good idea to clean
them periodically.

Start by unplugging your machine.Then remove the blade
and tilt the table out of the way.You’ll find the buildup to be
much worse on your lower tire where sawdust tends to get
trapped under the blade as it travels around the wheel.Use
some 120-grit sandpaper or synthetic steel wool and a light
touch to clean the wheel as you turn it by hand.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker October 2001, issue #89.

October 2001, issue #89

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