Lee Classic Turret Primer disposal


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J_McLeod
September 5, 2011, 01:55 AM
Has anyone come up with a good solution for spent primers with a Lee Deluxe turret?

I dismounted it for cleaning and several hundred spent primers waiting for me in a neat pile. I knew they were there, but it still wasn't fun. I'm thinking of ways to put a plastic tube in there.

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ArchAngelCD
September 5, 2011, 02:04 AM
Has anyone come up with a good solution for spent primers with a Lee Classic turret?
I think you're talking about the Deluxe turret, not Classic turret press. The Classic turret press uses a tube to collect the primers.

J_McLeod
September 5, 2011, 02:13 AM
I think you're talking about the Deluxe turret, not Classic turret press. The Classic turret press uses a tube to collect the primers.
I was, thanks. Made the change to the OP.

FirinFlatTop
September 5, 2011, 08:12 AM
I had one, I hung an old paint can from a hook right under the press, It caught about 98% of the primers. I sold it when I picked up a Classic at a garage sale for 5$.

The tube is sweet and catches 99.8%, I still have a jumper or two sometime.

RC

Quoheleth
September 5, 2011, 09:00 AM
I mounted mine on top of 3 1/2" tall stacks of washers. That gives enough space under the press that I can use my shop vac and suck them out every now and then.

Q

Dave P
September 5, 2011, 09:18 AM
Drill a big hole in the mounting board - primers will fall thru.

smjones
September 5, 2011, 11:38 AM
I have the clasic and use a quart milk jug under the tube.You hardly ever have to empty it. sj :)

JohnM
September 5, 2011, 11:41 AM
A quart milk jug holds LOTS of spent primers :D

bds
September 5, 2011, 06:18 PM
Has anyone come up with a good solution for spent primers with a Lee Deluxe turret?
I posted a solution method to capture 100% of spent primers on Pro 1000 press. Since the regular Lee turret press shares the same base and ram, it should work for them as well.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7561808#post7561808

greyling22
September 5, 2011, 06:45 PM
put trashcan halfway under bench
unbolt press. All 3 bolts.
pull press forward off the bench, scraping all your empties into the trashcan.

J_McLeod
September 5, 2011, 07:48 PM
I posted a solution method to capture 100% of spent primers on Pro 1000 press. Since the regular Lee turret press shares the same base and ram, it should work for them as well.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7561808#post7561808
I just got back from the hardware store where I bought some 3/8 plastic tubing. My plan had been to run the tube through each of the holes in the base. I might go with this idea instead. Thanks.

bds
September 5, 2011, 08:49 PM
I thought about doing the same thing at first (but only one tube), as the new press has ribs that would trap the tubing. Since the hole is not round, I was going to cut one side of the tubing to match the hole.

But I dropped something small in the other hole and had to take the press off the bench to get to it. And that's why I decided to use a funnel to catch anything that may fall into both holes. To retrieve anything that falls in, I just need to look in the 1 liter bottle that's at the bottom of the tube.

If the plastic of the funnel is not the pliable type, you may need to use a saw to prevent the plastic from cracking. I used an EMT type scissors that has serrated teeth on one side and utility knife to clean up the edges.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=148625&stc=1&d=1315260034

1SOW
September 5, 2011, 10:54 PM
I've used two methods and both worked.
I remounted my press on a 4" thick wood base, traced the press base outline on the wood and cut a funnel in the wood to fit the base. I used a flat wood boring bit to 'SLANT' the small end of the funnel out the front side of the block. I had a simple tray to catch the primers.

My Second method followed the "KISS" rule. I used a small piece of thin aluminum and bent it to shape. It rests flat covering the right-side hole and then bends down the right side of the press. I bent a 45 deg angle on the front side of this and folded it to parallel the press right side to make a shute toward the rear of the press. The primers are all thrown to the right. They hit where the hole 'was' and bounce down the shute into a cup. It is fastened to the press using hot-melt glue gun. It has worked 100%.
I used the thin aluminum from an old trophy's engraved plate--4"x4". Time: 20 mins.

bds
September 5, 2011, 11:04 PM
The primers are all thrown to the right. They hit where the hole 'was' and bounce down the shute into a cup. It is fastened to the press using hot-melt glue gun.
Nice. Really like that idea. I have two Pro 1000s set up so I may try that idea on the second one.

1SOW
September 5, 2011, 11:18 PM
bds, I made a rough template of thin folded cardboard first-- I flattened it back out and cut the aluminum with shears to match the cardboard, then bend the aluminum. Leave a little extra for the aluminum "bends" as they won't compress like cardboard does

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