I would like to see a chart of the dimensions of rollers for all of the Vandercook models somewhere that was easy to look up to see if your current rollers were up to par.
I’ve just had a problem with my SP-15 rollers which were about 3/32″ too small in diameter and it was creating many problems. Once I figured out that they were way too small, getting new rollers solved all of those problems. But then how do you know when you are pushing the envelope too much.
I’ve just started to work on my Universal III which came with three sets of rollers.
The rollers on it are 22 5/8″ long (metal) and the diameter of the rubber as best I can tell is
2.972″ (214 points) – both of the ones on the press now are this diameter
The diameter near the middle of the other four rollers are
2.917″ (210 points)
2.944″ (212 points)
3.000″ (216 points)
3.028″ (218 points)
As a second question, when does the diameter of a roller become too small (or large)?
Or is it more of a problem that the outside diameter near the end of the rollers is too different from in the middle and what is too much there?