I've made a change to my case pushers.

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erle
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Postby erle » Fri May 13, 2016 11:31 am

Sorry to hear about your daughter. Pray that all is well with her & she will soon be out.

Erle

websterz
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Postby websterz » Fri May 13, 2016 8:23 pm

She's doing fine and will get to come home soon. Thank the Good Lord for insurance!

I made another on-the-fly design change to my crank actuators. I moved away from the dimpled cover plate and am using a springy steel shim instead. This eliminates a lot of fiddling to get the proper amount of tension. Plus, with the shim being the same width as the square rod it applies tension much more evenly. The Tip-Stops are done as well. All that's left to do is powder coat the steel parts and everything is ready to go. :-)

gooffeyguy
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Postby gooffeyguy » Sat May 14, 2016 12:36 am

How much are the tip-stops?

websterz
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Postby websterz » Tue May 17, 2016 7:04 pm

The Tip-Stops are $10 a piece.

Speaking of that, here are the red Tip-Stop bodies and cover plates for the crank actuators.

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The flat black parts are in the oven.

websterz
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Postby websterz » Tue May 17, 2016 7:29 pm

And here are the flat black parts.

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beretta92_fs2003
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Postby beretta92_fs2003 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:09 pm

Hey websterz, How Do I go about ordering some of your parts?

websterz
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Postby websterz » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:31 am

You can PM me for ordering details or email me at websterz@cableone.net

john127
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Postby john127 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:17 am

Why is your version any better than Lee's?

Does yours move more smoothly?

Sparky45
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Postby Sparky45 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:36 am

Pretty much ALL after market products for the LLM ARE better in fit and smoothness.
Thought you already knew that John. 8)

john127
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Postby john127 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:43 am

Well, some after market items are but not all, IMO. So far, I haven't had a problem with the Lee case loader/pusher other than the adjustment seems to need changing with a full column of cases weighing down on the pusher vs. only a few. Does this aluminum system prevent that?

Sparky45
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Postby Sparky45 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:06 pm

John, I don't have the Websterz Loading block and stuff, but everything I've heard and read about the setup makes me believe his product(s) are far superior to Lee's stuff.

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Postby magic mike » Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:38 pm

Funny how all this stuff works out. On my press, I can say that the only thing I have never had an issue with is the case feeder. As long as I keep the under-side of the sliders lubed with some dry film lube so they won't chatter it just runs and runs and runs without any kind of adjustments.

I have made some mods to the sliders to make changing from one caliber to another easier but that's about it.

mike

gooffeyguy
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Postby gooffeyguy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:11 pm

I'd be curious of wear. The carrier is some type of aluminum and the case slider is some type of plastic or polymer. I'm sure if anything wears it'd be the softer/cheaper to replace case slider.

if both are aluminum I'm guessing that whichever is made of the softer type of aluminum would wear more.

websterz
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Postby websterz » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:53 am

Why are my parts better than Lee factory stuff? Well, my case pushers are made from a solid piece of aluminum so they will not chip or crack like plastic parts will. I also make a removable ramp for rifle cases. The ramp helps the longer cases to transition more smoothly from tube down into the pocket of the case pusher. My crank actuators are aluminum with a steel wear strip and cover plate. They don't flex like the plastic parts do. Also I use two stainless steel button head cap screws with lock washers to provide more positive tension. The factory part has a molded in plastic button that applies tension only to the center of the crank. And my Tip-Stop prevents cases, particularly the last case in the tube, from tipping over when they drop from the tube.

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Postby john127 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:30 pm

Thanks for the description websterz. Just wanted to know how yours was an improvement over Lee's & you gave a decent explanation. Makes sense that yours would slide more smoothly.

Will the metal to metal contact cause the carrier & feed rod to wear sooner?


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