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12739Re: [PPLetterpress] Vandercook bearings.

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  • Mike Dacey
    Aug 3, 2011
      Interesting - the bearings on the SP20 are much bigger than skateboard bearings.

      Be warned that many skateboard bearings come with one side of the bearing exposed - they are meant to be used in pairs and the bearings are set into the wheels with the exposed sides facing each other, effectively sealed off from the elements. I would make sure that you're getting sealed bearings if using them on a press where both sides are exposed.

      Mike Dacey

      Repeat Press
      Custom Letterpress Printing

      9 Olive Square
      Somerville, MA 02143


      On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 2:51 PM, <nohogallery@...> wrote:

      Its the ball bearing for the form rollers.  The skateboard ones are made for abuse and smooth rides and cost a lot less.  

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Chad Pastotnik <chad@...>
      To: PPLetterpress <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, Aug 3, 2011 12:30 pm
      Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Vandercook bearings.

      Are these the Nyliner sleeves which go on the ends of the ink roller cores?

      Chad Pastotnik
      Deep Wood Press 231.587.0506

      On Aug 3, 2011, at 11:15 AM, nohogallery@... wrote:

      > My son stopped by the shop last week while I was cleaning our SP-25. I showed him the new bearings I got for the ink rollers...he laughed.
      > He pointed out that they were identical to skateboard bearings...I went around the corner to the skateboard shop and not only are they identical, but the skate bearings seem much more heavy duty.
      > Something to ponder for next time.
      > Bill
      > Big Wheel Press

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