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Old January 13th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased a 4/4/ Hopkins Slider to have as an extra shop backup press but it came disassembled. I put the press together how I figured it went together, however it still felt like the carousels themselves were slightly insecure or were deflecting quite a bit (maybe this is an element of the tapered base design, or the press itself, but feels a bit more deflective than I would expect..)

I linked 3 photos of the spare parts I was given, and two photos of where I assumed the spare washers could go. I really couldn't tell a difference in the feeling wether they were put on top of the carousel, or if they went under the carousels (both the arm carousel and the print head carousels)

I could also just guess maybe this press deflects like a mofo, either way, I contacted Riley Hopkins, Hopkins INTL, and neither could respond .. oh well, time to ask some people who might actually be able to help.

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- Shawn @ Sonic Weapon
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Old January 14th, 2013, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did it come with the bronze bushing?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont think the location really matters. Mine has a locknut with the nylon in it. There should be a bushing where the shaft (or pivot) goes through the plate - those bushing need frequent replacement for best operation. I tighten the nut as tight as it will go without binding or reducing the "spinning action"


What do you mean by deflection? Screen shifting left to right when printing? or something else?
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