Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Vandercook bearings.
- Definitely true - I now have a lifetime supply of rider roller bolts for a 10x15 windmill - I found them by the dozen on McMaster-Carr after talking to someone who wanted $40 for a pair of OEM bolts.
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On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 3:00 AM, Gerald Lange <Bieler@...> wrote:
Vandercook obviously did not make all the parts for their presses in house. They out sourced. And so can you. I once wrote to them, the real Vandercook (yeah, imagine that—I mean the writing of a real letter) regarding the need for a broken pin. They were out of stock, price was $20, but they suggested I try my local hardware store. No local hardware store carried anything like this but I happened upon an industrial supply outlet that did. $20 the guy said, same thing Vandercook wanted. Difference was, he was talking about a box full of 20, Vandercook was talking about one item. Good ole Vandercook. God bless em. Still.
So yeah, likely a lot of this stuff can be found round and about, and a great deal cheaper, if you can figure out how to get it. Lot easier today than previously.
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--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Mike Dacey <dace@...> wrote:
> Interesting - the bearings on the SP20 are much bigger than skateboard
> 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
> > http://www.deepwoodpress.com
> >> > 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