I have a Vandercook #2. It’s a very simple press. No inking and no grippers. The only parts that move as the cylinder goes down the bed are the roller bearings. I can move them with my hands but they are sticky. The press had been in a barn for a long time when I received it. They may be stuck because they are dirty and have been immobile.
How can I get them to move again? I cleaned off the dirt as best I could on the surface that hits the rails by turning them with my hand and sprayed some WD40 on the outside. Is there a better product?
There are two screws on the outside of the cylinder casing near them. One on the face and one on the side. Which one is for adjusting the roller bearing? And, what does the other one do?