Remove Stubborn Pitch From Bandsaw Tires
Remove stubborn pitch from bandsaw tires is article about Machinery bookmarked by marion with ID 1800756459 was uploaded on 02-04-2019 and has been viewed 291,025 times.
Q: I cut pine on my bandsaw for my last project, leaving a lot of pitch coating the wheels.Cleaning them as suggested in 'How to Change a Bandsaw Blade' (Fundamentals, FWW #233) worked great for the upper wheel, but not for the bottom wheel.
Any suggestions? Mark Green, Portsmouth, NH A: It's common for more sawdust and pitch to build up on the bottom wheel, since most of it goes straight down into the lower shroud and can become compressed between the blade and the wheel.
To scrape the caked-on pitch from the lower tire, first unplug the bandsaw and remove the blade (see the article referenced above).Then plug the bandsaw back in and turn it on, letting it get up to speed.
Turn off the saw, and use the edge of the steel ruler to scrape the sap off the moving tire.The wheel's speed and momentum…...