Lubersizer Heaters

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Pigslayer posted this 31 March 2018

I made some heaters for my lubersizers using 3/4" thick aluminum flat bar & 40 watt cartridge heaters (110v). They are pretty simple to make. I bore a 3/8" diameter hole in the end of the bar to the length of the cartridge heater and add a receptacle box & dimmer switch & 3-prong cord. If you use a PID simply drill & tap the bar for the thermocouple at the location you choose. Make sure that the thermocouple is of the "K" type. The aluminum bar is drilled for the mounting bolt pattern on your press. McMaster Carr has a plethora of cartridge heaters of various wattages & dimensions. The aluminum flat bar I got on ebay.

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Pigslayer posted this 31 March 2018

Another pic.

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Pigslayer posted this 31 March 2018

Here it is with junction box, dimmer switch (rheostat) with the Lyman 450 lubersizer mounted on it.

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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John Carlson posted this 01 April 2018

I bolted the lubersizer to a piece of 3/8" steel plate then attached one of those magnetic engine heaters to the plate.  Plug it in about 1/2 hour before I start sizing.  Remote sensor says the lubersizer body is about 85F when starting.  Size for about 1/2 hour it gets to around 95F.  Unplug it and continue sizing for 30 - 45 minutes it will be back around 85F.  That seems to be a good temp for my White Label 2500 lube.  I'm considering an RCBS Lube-A-Matic heaters with the rheostat but my usual source is always sold out.

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OU812 posted this 01 April 2018

Stem inside sizing die must have some resistance to seat gas check more flat and square. If lubersizer is too warm you will loose this resistance.

Stem height adjustment should be slightly higher than starting point of sizing diameter of die.

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Pigslayer posted this 01 April 2018

Stem inside sizing die must have some resistance to seat gas check more flat and square. If lubersizer is too warm you will loose this resistance.

Stem height adjustment should be slightly higher than starting point of sizing diameter of die.

I use a gas check seater on my 450. I seat all my gas checks before lubing them. On my older Model 45's I use a piece of 1/8" x 1" wide flat bar laying across the top of the die to when I seat. Never a worry.

 

-Pat

 

If someone else had of done to me what I did to myself . . . I'd have killed him. Humility is an asset. Heh - heh.

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OU812 posted this 01 April 2018

The thicker concave Gator checks usually need a separate way of seating. I usually lube bullets only with lubersizer and oversize die.

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