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    Thumbs down Well thats bust it.

    No loading for me for now until i can sort a press out.

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    I was only crimping the .222

    spoke to Lee this morning and the postage on replacement parts cost more than the press.

    Will be knocking on friends doors to reload now.


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    well that's a lee for you ! cheap crap cast and full of air holes, but you never know some one may have a bit in the wish i'd never got a lee press bin sell what bits you have left and get a better tool for the job

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    I was only crimping the .222

    spoke to Lee this morning and the postage on replacement parts cost more than the press.

    Will be knocking on friends doors to reload now.


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    just speak to lee they will replace it with the updated part, they now make that in steel rather than cast what happens is the nut slackens giving play on the lever arm and breaks the cast, atb wayne

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    Richard Lee states they are 3 times stronger than needed ??????

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    I cant sell it, it was a gift from a very kind gent.

    i spoke to lee and they can do the upgrade parts no problem but then when i asked how much on postage, well lets just say i sounded like a girl.

    i was thinking of going into a fabrication shopand asking if they could weld it or make a new part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by african jack View Post
    Richard Lee states they are 3 times stronger than needed ??????
    BUT is that not the answer to the question, "How do you make sure your pot-metal presses make it to the dealer & don't disintegrate during shipping?"

    I can ask one of the importers about a replacement part if you get stuck.

    LEE should be replacing it free of charge

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    Quote Originally Posted by saddler View Post
    BUT is that not the answer to the question, "How do you make sure your pot-metal presses make it to the dealer & don't disintegrate during shipping?"

    I can ask one of the importers about a replacement part if you get stuck.

    LEE should be replacing it free of charge
    Buy a RCBS mine was bought in 1968
    Last edited by african jack; 02-10-2013 at 14:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
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    I was only crimping the .222

    spoke to Lee this morning and the postage on replacement parts cost more than the press.

    Will be knocking on friends doors to reload now.

    I am suprised you have not been accused of being a ham fisted gorilla. I break Lee products and the website is at my door with burning torches and pitchforks .
    Do not bother trying to weld it, it is monkey metal. I gave a part to our TIG welder at work. After trying he just laughed and tossed it in the Bin. He suspected a zinc alloy.
    There is a reason Lee is cheap!
    Cue Muir, stage left.

    Yorkie.

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    its a pretty basic design
    and decent fabricator could knock up a steel replacement for significantly less than the postage to the US

    alternatively ring Henry Krank
    they have a parts bin that rivals Lee's own!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by activeviii View Post
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    I was only crimping the .222

    spoke to Lee this morning and the postage on replacement parts cost more than the press.

    Will be knocking on friends doors to reload now.

    Were you jumping on the handle to get a firm crimp - .... Maybe you got a `Friday` made unit, just before beer o`clock.... Lee products have done many people proud, especially those new to reloading..... Might be cheap, but according to many a post / thread on SD, you don`t need mega kit to turn out ammo for deer.

    Sorry to hear of your woes though.

    All the best.

    Neil.

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