It's interesting that you need glue. My saw is much smaller (14"), but the
tires get plenty of grip without adhesive, even when cutting metal. And mine
(on a Delta saw) are simply crowned, as well.
Not to be presumptuous, but are you sure you need glue?
I bought a 10" Delta wood bandsaw with more abuse than I noticed. The
rubber was gone and Delta wanted too much for replacements, so I cut
slices of truck inner tubes to fit the wheels, then ran it hard
cutting aluminum and later as a sawmill slicing oak logs into planks.
The inner tube rubber held up fine and didn't slip.
And the reason why? Half of the tire is in compression against both
blade and wheel, held there by the tension adjustment. If it's a
proper fit, it's not going to move, glue or no glue. If I had to use
strip rubber and not a band to make a tire, I'd probably use something
like Pliobond or Barge cement with a skived end joint.
Because there's an acceleration of approx 200 g's at the rim of a 14"
bandsaw, which corresponds to about 3 psi on a 1/4" thick tire.
Whether the rubber will lift or not depends on how tightly it's
stretched on the wheel.
I suppose so, the tire is properly sized for a 26" wheel, and it comes of in
just a few minutes of operation. I clean both the tire and the wheel with
thinner before mounting, and do not use coolant. I'm cutting aluminum and
stick grease is all we use.
I lost one tire when it became bound in the spokes and tore.
-And the reason why? Half of the tire is in compression against both
-blade and wheel, held there by the tension adjustment. If it's a
-proper fit, it's not going to move, glue or no glue. If I had to use
-strip rubber and not a band to make a tire, I'd probably use something
-like Pliobond or Barge cement with a skived end joint.
Urethane is very difficult to glue. I have heard some folks say nothing will
stick to it. Just thought someone on the group might have some experience
with gluing urethane tires.