Hi, my old style C&P 10x15 has rails that are too high and are uneven. I think someone tried to fix them at some point. The rails have screws in them. I have never heard of this. But they are too high I have to but shims behind the base in order for the rollers to even touch the form. But I can deal with this, however they are uneven at the bottom they are low and the top they are higher so I am taping parts of the rails and it is so time consuming and frustrating. Can I sand these rails so they are even- so annoyed
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Rail replacement is not uncommon, but it’s usually done a bit better.
Sanding or filing will take forever, and you will end up with uneven rails - your rails need to be machined down to a flat surface on a milling machine - you say they are held in by screws - are they removable?
You really need to see someone competent with a machine shop.
Bill is correct.
Is that the press from Redwood City?
Thanks- I sort of figured it was going to be a problem. The screws go right through the front of the rails and look like they were ground flush. I haven’t attempted to remove them because I am afraid it might be a total disaster and I’ll never get them back in.
inky-the press was bought in CT not sure where it originated from.
Have you checked your trucks? If they are larger than your rollers, the rollers will not touch the form.
I actually had trucks custom made for the rollers since they seem to all be a tiny bit smaller as they age. So I think that isn’t the issue. Its these home spun rails.