SP-15 squeak problem

My SP-15, now in full use for several months, has a squeak in the area of the operator’s side of the carriage which I can’t seem to locate precisely or get rid of. The noise occurs mid-way in travel down the bed, and happens only when on print, not on trip. I routinely oil all the proper points, and have also tried oiling the area where the crank handle meets the carriage, but nothing has helped. I don’t really mind the sound that much, but am concerned it might be indicative of a more serious problem. In all other respects, however, the press works well. Any ideas or comments much appreciated, thanks!

1 thought on “SP-15 squeak problem

  1. Casey McGarr - April 18, 2008

    I once had a squeak similar to this, check where your sheet fingers are located and make sure they are not inline with your grippers. What happens on trip as you crank the cylinder the grippers come in contact or rub with the sheet finger and squeak.


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