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fc60

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Glass Powder Hopper
« on: January 11, 2024, 04:15:15 pm »
Greetings,

I purchased a new Glass Powder Hopper with shutoff slide via eBay.

Very nicely machined.

However, the mounting thread is WRONG.

As supplied, it is a 9/16-27 STRAIGHT thread and does not fit the powder housing correctly.

I notified the Seller; but, no response.

I plan to chuck the offending part in my lathe and machine the CORRECT TAPERED THREAD when it warms up a bit.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Glass Powder Hopper
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2024, 06:06:34 pm »
They looked great on eBay but I am always reluctant to buy anything with a cut off in the powder hopper. I've never had a squib in over 300,000   rounds and find it easy enough to unscrew the power hopper and dump the powder into the proper container.
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Re: Glass Powder Hopper
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2024, 07:59:27 pm »
Greetings,

Good point. I believe Star would not endorse shut off devices on the hopper.

For me, I would be lost without a hopper with a shutoff.

I am constantly changing powders and weights to support my testing needs.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Glass Powder Hopper
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2024, 01:42:21 pm »
Greetings,

I was able to cut the thread to the proper Star Tapered 9/16-27.

So, I install it on my machine and, grrrrr, when you push the slide in to stop the powder and try to unscrew the hopper the slide is too long and binds on the tool head.

So sad. A nicely machined part that does not work.

Cheers,

Dave

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Re: Glass Powder Hopper
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2024, 10:03:28 pm »
If it's the one I think it is that's not the only problem.

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Re: Glass Powder Hopper
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2024, 11:44:19 am »
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I have not used mine yet. I need to trim the cut off slide so it fits the machine.

What other issues should I watch for?

Cheers,

Dave