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material pulling

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by petepaz, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    gerber edge
    material is pulling , stretching the pin holes
    can't figure out where it is getting held up
    cleaned the pins, thought adhesive residue might be the reason
    help
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Is it rolling freely? Try rooling some out so there is no tension on it when it spools. This can be a problem with 50yd rolls.
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Three things to look for:

    1. Gunk buildup on sprocket pins or holddown bails.
    2. Your sprocket that is on slide pins may not be moving freely. This needs to slide without resistence to allow for variation in width.
    3. Punching of vinyl may be defective. Is this happening on just one roll? Lay suspect material over a known to be good roll and see if the holes line up.
     
  4. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    i cleaned the sprokets
    and it happened with multiple rolls of vinyl
    (i did have that once where the sprocket holes where off)
    thanks for the help
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Put a drop or two of oil on the back sprocket shaft; Even if the sprocket seems to be sliding fine.
     
  6. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    cleaned sprockets , oiled wheels, used canned air blew everything out
    and i think we got it
    hopefully it was just ssome bad material
    thanks for the advice
     
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