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Heater for SAECO Lubrisizer?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JesseL, Apr 1, 2006.

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  1. JesseL

    JesseL Member

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    I've searched google, Midway, and the Redding website without luck, does anyone know where to find a heater for a SAECO lubrisizer, or even whether they exist?

    I really want to switch to a harder lube for my cast bullets but I'm sure I'll need a heater to get it to flow. I may have to make my own heater with some nichrome wire around the reservoir and a rheostat.

    Also, does anyone have some idea what the best way to clean the old lube out of my lubrisizer is?
     
  2. andrew17

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    I was kinda wondering that myself.I did read a post where the poster recommended setting the sizer down into a pot of boiling water for a few min.
    He said it works like a charm. I havent tried it yet though.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    Midway used to make their own lubrisizer heater and I've got one. Now Lyman makes one and Midway has dropped theirs. The Lyman heater is drilled and tapped for the Lyman 450, RCBS, Saeco and Star lubrisizers. The Midway part number is 182-761, and the listed price is $39.49.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. LHB1

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    For cleaning old lube out of lubrisizer, you might dig out big hunks with long screwdriver and then try acetone. Pour some in the lube tube and slosh it around. Be sure to pour it out before all the acetone evaporates. Remove and clean sizing die thoroughly with acetone. Seems like I did that once when I changed to Alox lube and wanted to get all the old lube out of the sizer.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB

    ps: Acetone is available in paint dept at home repair stores.
     
  5. ReloaderFred

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    Until you get a lubrisizer heater, you can always warm up the tool with a hair dryer, or place a shop light next to it with about a 100 watt bulb in it. I used both methods before I bought my heater about 15 years ago.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  6. fecmech

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    I use a piece of aluminum 1/8" thick, 5" wide and about 12" long under my Star lubrisizer. I set a "garage sale" iron on the aluminum behind the sizer and set the temp to just under the "Steam" range. In about 10 minutes the sizer is ready to go with hard lubes. You can adjust the temp with the iron temp control as needed. Total cost $1.00 at a garage sale. Not pretty but it works. Nick
     
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