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|3 of 3 people found the following review helpful|
||Well Thought Out Equipment - 12/19/2012|
|First, this is a review just after setting up the machine and only testing its functionality for depriming and resizing.
This machine is very well thought out. The bushing system makes changing out dies a breeze. Say if you only want to resize and de-primer some cases, you can just set in the one die and go to town. The half index on the up stroke and the half index on the down stroke is very interesting. Movement is kept to a minimum. The EZ ject system works very well so far. It's a very tight package when you load it up with dies in every station.
The shell feeder works well. However, it tends to get stuck occasionally when used with .38 Special.
The workmanship kind of lacks on a few parts. For example, the base plate on my machine has very crude marks left from the machining process, they are on a surface that does not need to be machined but it is an eyesore. The drop tube for larger cartridges was too large to fit the bottom part of the cartridge feed system. It took lots of effort to get the tube inside the metal piece and I still couldn't get it to seat completely. My machine was shipped complete, minus two set screws for the bullet feeder. They are the set screws that hold the spring swipers.
This machine is solidly built and overall easily earns the 4 bullets just in presentation. Once I have loaded some rounds through it, I will edit this to reflect how it performs.|