Hello out there! It seems that my SP15 (50081) has been wearing through worm crescents very quickly lately. Aside from a thorough cleaning, proper lubrication of crescent shaft (with powdered graphite) and worm gear (with Vaseline), is there anything else I should be looking out for? Or maybe I’m doing the aforementioned incorrectly…
I replaced the worm crescent in February when the oscillating roller started to get stuck at times, and again in February along with the worm gear (DR-338, used from NA Graphics), and AGAIN today! I don’t print often enough, or big enough print runs, for this to be normal. Before February, I hadn’t replaced the worm crescent for 3.5 years and it showed less wear. One thing that changed since 3.5 years ago is that I actually had powdered graphite on hand. Maybe I’m using it wrong?!
I appreciate any insight, thanks in advance – Melanie
PS – Thanks Paul, I’m certainly taking advantage of the Moxon special these days ;)