I have a Summa cutter that needs new pinch rollers. Summa wants $130 for two of these. Seems pricey to me. Is this the going rate? Are they available at other dealers at a discounted - less than retail rate?
i paid that 1 time thinking it needed to be done (stupid me) .. anyway, i cleaned them off with this citris(sp) tac remover .. i used it about 4 times then clean them off 1 more time with windex and my problem was solved .. i still have them just in case
gosh i am not sure .. i have had my d60 for maybe 10 years or so .. it is a work horse .. my rollers were slippery so i cleaned them off very good .. and now that i am thinking about it may have scuffed them a bit with a scotchbright pad or something simular .. that was 2 or 3 years ago
I talked to a few different Summa personnel, and yep... that's the price...about $65 each. Drats.... well, I'll get them because I need them... the current ones have permanent flat spots in them from sitting unused, with the rollers engaged for the past five years at the prior owners place.
I don't think it matters that they're hard, ours are also 10 years old, on a T-140, still works fine.
Flat-spots is another story- how about boiling one in water and see if it regains its shape? Can't hurt, and if it does not, you still have to buy a new one...