Lee 1000 Indexing issues


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herohog
December 30, 2007, 09:48 PM
I have a Lee 1000 that has indexing issues. It stops just short and the priming ram hits the shell plate. You have to push the shell plate around (about 1/4" total movement). Any ideas on how to fix?

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lee n. field
December 30, 2007, 10:10 PM
Lee has a video on zero adjustment (http://www.leeprecision.com/html/HelpVideos/videos/Pro%201000%20zero%20adjustment-1.wmv). Does that look like it would help?

Also this, from their FAQ page

























Pro 1000 Index problem

If the Pro-1000 doesn't index correctly there are three common problems. The first correction to try is resetting the zero adjust screw. This is behind a semi-circular cutout along the bottom edge of the shell plate carrier. Always turn the zero adjust screw clockwise to adjust. Turn until you hear the ball bearing drop into the detent of the shell plate. Once that point is achieved, turn the screw 1/2 to 3/4 further . This ensures that the shell plate stops by the ratchet under the carrier instead of the ball bearing snapping into place. If you go too far, keep turning until the next slot in the shell plate advances around to the correct position.

If the zero adjustment will not correct the problem, the next step is to replace the hex ratchet. This is the small white plastic gear located inside the shell plate carrier. The shell plate carrier must be removed to install it (there should have been two extras included with the press). You can easily see how the old one comes out in order to determine how the new one goes on.

If replacing the hex ratchet does not solve the problem, replace the drive bolt. This is the short steel bolt that holds the shell plate to the shell plate carrier and that the "actuator" rod goes through and up through the middle of the press. Replacements are available for $5 from the factory. If none of these measures corrects the problem, or if you feel uncomfortable doing it yourself, return the press to the factory for repairs. Our address is;

herohog
December 30, 2007, 10:17 PM
Schweet! I'll give it a shot in the morning! This is my "spare" 1000 and I've had it in storage, unused by me since I got it 15 years or so ago. I set it up last week only to discover it had the timing issue.

Thanks for the tip!

ForneyRider
January 3, 2008, 04:20 PM
+1 on the Lee video.

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