Hi Katey, Primary difference is most likely the core design. Some use solid cores and some use hollow. When hollow is used the wall thickness can also vary.Message 1 of 2 , Aug 13, 2010View SourceHi Katey,Primary difference is most likely the core design. Some use solid cores and some use hollow. When hollow is used the wall thickness can also vary. I can tell you form personal experience that solid cores perform much better in all types of presses because the added weight minimizes and even eliminate bounce and flex. The longer the roller the more flex possible.Roller companies today crank out cores on C&C machines, new with every roller. By not having to send a truck to pick up or pay shipping two ways, they save money and thus in many cases new cores are cheaper than re-cover. That said I have several relationships with roller vendors and if I ship to them they will save me about $8.00 on a windmill roller assuming the core does not need any journal repairs.Best to all, -ClayClay Oliff
--- On Fri, 8/13/10, Katelynn Corrigan <crazyprettybird@...> wrote:
From: Katelynn Corrigan <crazyprettybird@...>
Subject: [PPLetterpress] Windmill rollers up for grabs
Date: Friday, August 13, 2010, 1:48 PM
I have about five pairs of used rollers for 10x15 Windmills. They have no value, apparently. Good cores, bad rollers (flared ends, out of round, worn spots, weird lines, but usually not all on the same roller!), but possibly usable. Some are better than others.
Is anyone interested in them? You pay shipping or we arrange for pick up at the MOP in North Andover MA.
Also, my new rollers- from Lith-o-Roll- weigh almost 1.5 lbs more each than my old rollers (From Roto-whatever in RI)!! Has anyone else noticed variation in weight between brands? What would make these rollers so much heavier? (2.3 lbs each for the old ones, 3.6 for the new ones.)