Re: [PPLetterpress] Vandercook question
If it's a taper pin, that means it's smaller on one side than the other. Before you pound too hard, check to be sure you aren't trying to pound the big end through.If it's a roll pin, then it has a hole in the middle and probably should pound through.You also might want to see if it's easier to take off the handle (just the part your hand makes contact with when you're cranking). Not sure how that's attached, as I'm not near a Vandercook.--ScottOn Sep 20, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Mike Dacey wrote:
- --- 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