Re: [PPLetterpress] Vandercook question
- Don't have a Universal but the three Vandercook presses I have in my studio all have a set screw and tapered pin. Tap harder!
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On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:43 PM, rgraphix214 <deystad@...> wrote:
I'm moving our Vandercook Universal III hand crank proofing press from one room to another. Need to remove the hand crank arm to get through a door.
Removed the set screw, but there is a pin extending through the arm end I can't get out by tapping with a punch (we are tapping on the correct end, i.e., not the end with the rounded head).
Before I really beat the hek out of it with a punch, I want to be sure it is a pin and not a threaded bolt of some kind. Just to be clear, it is where the crank attaches to the press (not the handle you grab to turn it).
Thanks in advance
- --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Fritz Klinke" <nagraph@...> wrote:
>Yes, a ham-fisted approach will do serious damage, no denying that. But light blows from a heavy hammer will do the job more surely and more easily than heavy blows with a light hammer. You have to be careful and feel your way into it rather than trying to beat it into submission. And you must be sure you are working from the thin end of the pin.
> If in doubt, using a larger hammer is surely going to lead to disaster and the worst thing you can do is fracture the hub of the cylinder that the handle attaches to and/or break the handle.
The only time the large hammer method failed me was where someone had been trying to drive the pin out from the thick end, and trying very hard.
--Eric Holub, SF