Replacing Tires on a Bandsaw
I recently purchased a Craftsman 12" Band saw used, Model 113.24350.
My friend and I have gone over it and adjusted all the guides and rollers etc according to a manual I downloaded from the internet.
It runs fine except that the top pulley tire comes off after just a few minutes, so I found the part number in the manual (Sears Part #41815) and purchased two new tires for the pulleys.
The problem is that the tires are only about 9" across and the old tires are about 13" across (in the Parts diagram the tire looks to be almost the same size as the pulley) and I have not been able to stretch the tires out to fit.
I am thinking that either I have the wrong part or am going about this incorrectly. There are no instructions on changing the tires on the pulleys that I have seen. Also, these tires are of a different material than the old tires and I don't know if they need to be stretched over the pulley or not. I am sure a little stretch would be required but don't think this looks right.
Additionally since I was going to replace both tires at the same time the tire that does not come off was glued to the pulley. It took me over an hour to get it off and clean the pulley. Should the new tires be glued in place also?
If someone who has replaced the tires on your band saw or at least knows of the procedure could please respond it would be greatly appreciated.
May you all have a wonderful weekend of sawdust...