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How to Use Masking and Electrical Tape to Quick Fix Your Bandsaw Wheel and Tire
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Taping bandsaw wheel For a temporary fix of your bandsaw blade's wheel and tire, a little masking tape and electrical tape can hold it secure until you get a replacement.

I once had a band saw tire come off of its wheel and get damaged by the blade. While I waited for the replacement to arrive, I came up with a temporary fix. I wound several layers of masking tape onto the wheel, followed by vinyl electrical tape. While this wouldn’t be a good fix for an industrial shop, I was surprised when my “tape tire” worked for several months. If you try this trick, wind the wheel clockwise to keep the blade from unravelling it.

posted on December 1, 2010 by Woodworker's Journal
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