I have a portable band saw, which I plan to add lubricant fluid to (this is getting ahead of myself, as I haven't even constructed a portable band saw stand). The main problem with this and the reason why manufacturers do not advise using lubricant fluid is because the band saw blade might slip off the tires.
So that got me wondering what rubber and cutting fluid pairings would be compatible. I don't mean just chemical compatibility in which the rubber would NOT BE degraded by the fluid, but fluid that will not cause rubber to slip.
Also, I've been wondering... Why do portable band saws use a tire wheel (grips) rather than a train wheel (with ridges) type of wheel?