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newbie, ordered delux lubesizer
« on: May 27, 2013, 04:40:21 pm »
Yep, a month ago, i ordered a delux lubesizer, most all accessories, Bout 800$.

Some things i need to make sure i have.

If ya know any more let me know here.
Magma star

die removal tool
slider & tube (9&45)
5/16 reversible pin vise
15" lube tube
hard blue lube only, no sticky stuff.

post below:

As Lathesmith mentioned the groove in the boolit  has to be centered with the lube holes. I pulled the die and inserted a "sized boolit" into the die and pushed it thru until I could feel the groove come into alignment with a "jewelers screwdriver"  inserted into the lube hole. I simple inserted the die into the machine and with the  [ "ram at its lowest point" ],  I adjusted the punch until it touched the bullet base. Guess what?

My thoughts: Max pressure, adjust with the PID control until the nose dots are gone, Let out the push rod a few turns and then adjust the boolit punch the correct height to allow for the "bounce" This should fix you problem.

I found that when I ordered dies from Lathesmith, I ordered top punches with locking nuts. Once adjusted properly, I keep the punches and the dies as a set. Changeover is a snap, no further adjustments required.


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Re: newbie, ordered delux lubesizer
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2013, 05:16:23 pm »
I'm sure you will be very happy with your Lubesizer.   They can be a little tricky to get adjusted just right but once you find the sweet spot (temperature & pressure) you can size a lot of bullets fast. 

Down the road you might want to consider the air feed for the lube.  I found it to be a great accessory.

I didn't realize that Magma offered the longer lube reservoir.  I have heard of Stars with that option, but they are pretty rare.

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Re: newbie, ordered delux lubesizer
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 03:15:53 pm »
i have 2 now and real happy, 1 for hi-tek-supercoat & 1 for blue stick regular.

Waiting on parts for right one.

Hope to have nose down collator in 4 months.

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Re: newbie, ordered delux lubesizer
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 12:52:25 pm »
Still stuck on hi tek bullets:

Iam putting a foot pedal system on my star sizer.
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