Question about Craftsman 1/4 x 72-5/8" Band Saw Blade, 6 tpi

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The top tire keeps coming of as soon as I start to tension the blade. I can not keep the tire on at half the recomended tension. Does the tire need to be glued to the wheel?

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You could try gluing it, but you probably need to replace the tire. On the other hand, if this is a new machine, it has the wrong size tire on it. Here are two articles on the subject of replacing tires. Their perspectives are a bit different, but they are both excellent. I know you didn't ask about replacing them, but by reading these articles you will get a whole lot more context that should help you.
http://www.owwm.com/files/pdf/faq/1992-fww-bandsawtires.pdf
http://www.cianperez.com/Wood/WoodDocs/Wood_How_To_Power/POWER_How_To_pages/Feeser_Replacing_Bandsaw_Tires.htm
Good luck.

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