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Lee turret handle

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by atygrit, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. atygrit

    atygrit Member

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    Has anyone made or used a handle similar to this one?

    http://ultimatereloader.com/?p=340

    It is similar the the Dillon lever, but it has a kink in it. Thinking about trying to make something for my classic turret press.

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    handle

    why ask just do it,piece of rod threaded on end with a handle from a machine.:rolleyes::uhoh:
     
  3. atygrit

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    Well, I was kind of curious on how someone make it, hence the question.

    Would you take a straight bar and heat it and bend it in some sort of jig or something?

    Not really all that mechanically inclined, but I know people (father) that could probably do it. But it would help to give him some ideas on how it was done.
     
  4. Noveldoc

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    Maybe find an old bike handle bar and cut it?

    Tom
     
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    Why????
     
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    I would guess for the same reason people swap out the Star sizer handle , comfort
    Give lathesmith a shout over on Cast Boolits , he is making a L roller handle for the Star sizers ,bet he'd knock 1 out for you
     
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    Actually I made a shorter handle for my cast turret press . I did not like the long handle that came with it and had some round stock laying In my shop it was a tie rod from a hyd .cyl . I put a tapper on one end heated it and put a bend in it to clear the press its about 4"shorter than the original and works fine did not need the long travel of the lee handle.
     
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