Hi everyone, First of all, sorry for the long post. Second: I’ve noticed something on my SP-15 but I do not know if this is supposed to happen or not. I noticed this first when I took off the motor cover to clean up in there. The whole part moves as you will see in [...]
Archive for January 2012
SP-15 movement and balance - Posted January 30, 2012
Oscillator swap between No. 4 & SP15 - Posted January 28, 2012
Enrique asked me if he could use a No.4 oscillator on his SP15. The answer is yes. The tubes are the same diameter (3¾”) and the worm gear is the same part (DR-338), but the shaft and tube length of the SP15 is longer (13″) than the No. 4 (12½”). While the No. 4 [...]
SP-15 Oscillator - Posted January 26, 2012
Hi everyone, I am still looking for an oscillator for my SP-15. Does anyone have one lying around gathering dust? or know of some one who does? Please contact me if you do. Thanks a lot.
Roller bearing blocks position, nyliners and spring - Posted January 22, 2012
Hi everyone, Looking at photos of other sp-15s I noticed that my press came with the spring pulling on a different piece than it should. Is this (2nd photo) the right arrangement? My press is the first photo. Also, my bearing blocks are obviously wrong, I will change them tomorrow. I also want to know [...]
New SP-15 issue - Posted January 18, 2012
We were able to kinda-sorta fix the SP 15 belt slipping by installing a new belt. Now there is a new issue: there is a knocking or clunking sound when all the rollers are in contact (the down position). We checked for things like a loose gear on the back form roller; it is ok. [...]
Lockup bar for sp-15 - Posted January 17, 2012
Hi, I am looking for a lockup bar for SP-15, serial 26228. Does anyone have a spare one? Any suggestions? Thanks, widok
Roller ID Help - Posted January 15, 2012
Anyone know what kind of roller this is for? http://katranpress.com/roller.jpg Some sort of older Vandercook. The face of the roller measures 14.875 inches wide. The cores are 20 inches wide. Many thanks.
Inconsistant inking on sheet - Posted January 11, 2012
On my Vandercook Universal 1 the printing pressure at the bottom of the sheet releases (sometimes but not always) at 4 inches from the end of a 22 inch sheet causing the printing to be lighter. There seems to be no consistency in its happening. Sometimes the printing is fine and sometimes its light starting [...]
help sp15 - Posted January 7, 2012
Sp15 been in storage many years for move and building etc. Bearing blocks for form rollers lost. Also trip for paper release was broken.
Excuse the mess - Posted January 3, 2012
This site is is undergoing a system upgrade and reorganization. Please use search field if you cannot find what your looking for, or contact me and I will do my best to direct you to the information you need. The dust will settle shortly. Thank you for your patience. Pjm