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So, Is a roller handle worth it for the Lee CLASSIC Turret Press??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, Jun 26, 2013.

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  1. HOWARD J

    HOWARD J Member

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    The ball came off my LCT yesterday--appears to be pressure fitted.
    I used some crazy glue---it think it will stay for another 4 years or so.
     
  2. 44vaquero

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    Howard, try some silicone caulk, it makes up for the wood drying out over time. Just fill the hole push the ball on and wipe away the excess.
     
  3. Lost Sheep

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    This may be an odd question:

    Has anyone ever fitted a foot-lever to a bench-mounted press?

    Lost Sheep
     
  4. Eb1

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    Lost Sheep, are you speaking like a pneumatic foot pedal?
     
  5. 44vaquero

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    Actually, I have thought about a foot operated set up like on the old singer sewing machines and decide it a great way to crush a finger or jamb the press.

    The feeling of resistance/equipment friction would be lost.
     
  6. Lost Sheep

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    I was thinking a lever whose pivot point was at or near bench height with a footpad at floor level. A seated operator would use his foot to move the pedal fore and aft to operate the press.

    I thought about the potential loss of fine "feel" mentioned by 44vaquero, but figured that if I can feather a clutch, I can seat a primer just as gently. As far as crushing a finger, I can do that with a hand-operated press just as well as a foot-operated one. I will grant that two hands would be at risk instead of only one, but that just means I have to be twice as careful.

    Lost Sheep
     
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  7. RustyFN

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    I agree with 44vaquero.It sounds like a cool idea to me but I would guarantee that I would hurt myself.
     
  8. djboo4you

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    I just put an 8 ball on mine in place of the crappy wooden one...I drilled it out using a 5/8 bit...it went on about 1/4 inch at first...until i found my 4lb dead blow and persuaded it a little further...works great looks cool :)
     
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