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Thread: Lyman Model 61 Mold Master Electric Frunace

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    Lyman Model 61 Mold Master Electric Frunace

    Driving home from work today
    I had to stop for a *^$*$*^% parked in the middle of the road so his wife could yard sale and not walk 50 yds

    As I waited , I thought I was seeing things from the heat
    A old Lyman pot

    So I parked off the road and took a look
    Sure enough a Model 61 almost full of lead

    In need of some TLC
    As the outside of the pot is rusty and the hing pin for the pour lever is a 10 penny nail

    But other wise in decent shape

    That is expect for the cord
    It looks like the mice had a feild day eating all the insulation off 2/3 of the cord

    Anyone know of a source for a new cord ?
    I guess I could redo the old one if I had to


    But for a $5 bill
    I figure I can aford to fix the cord

    Oh BTW not 1 other item to be found to go along with the pot , as I ask

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    Lyman 61 Moldmaster

    You found a good pot; one of the best made in the opinion of many. it was made by the same company that made the Saeco #24. There's lots of info around in the search dept on this forum for getting parts and repair info. A cord is no problem as any heavier appliance cord from kitchen stuff like toasters, crock pots, irons etc. will usually handle what the 61 needs. If you have to buy a new cord just check the rating before choosing. Home Depot. Ace, Lowes etc all stock what you need. LLS

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    If it is one of the 61's that has a plug on the end that connects to the pot, a cord for a roaster will work.
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    I have a #61 since early 70's great pot .. Picked up a 2nd one while back with out the # 61on it & with a fabric covered cord , assume it to be an earlier version .. Good Find .. Russ.

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    when i had mine i needed a cord too and found the one for an old electric frying pan i had worked perfectly.
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    Off to the thrift store to see if I can find a cord

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    You might want to get the saeco that is on feebay right now for a back up for parts

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    Cool

    Secured my 61 off of Craig's List.
    No idea its age, but it is older than me!

    Works Great!

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    My Model 61 needs a control knob. Any suggestions for a source?

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    swampman,

    If you only need the knob and not the reostat for heat control, the knob I use don mine is just a standard knob with a set screw that I got a lowes in the hardware section. very near where the dillon powder measure knob is located.

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    Thanks, I just need the knob. I'll check out Lowe's.

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    Awesome furnace....mine has a split bottom adjustable depth mold guide. The split bottom works great for hollow point molds....

    I am gonna PID mine soon.

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    Good find, John! These days, the hardened lead inside the pot is worth the $5 investment, so you practically got a free pot right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manleyjt View Post
    swampman,

    If you only need the knob and not the reostat for heat control, the knob I use don mine is just a standard knob with a set screw that I got a lowes in the hardware section. very near where the dillon powder measure knob is located.
    I couldn't find one at Lowe's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampman View Post
    I couldn't find one at Lowe's.
    Try an appliance or electronics store. Or look on the wwgrainger site.
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    I think I paid $40 for my 61 with the cloth covered cord. It would get warm when casting, so just used part of an inexpensive extention cord ,16-3 outdoor cord that I had forgotten to roll up and hit it with the lawnmower (unplugged). Saved about 5 ft of it with the plug and 10ft on the other end to make a short cord.

    Used the short male ended piece and used the female end off the cloth covered cord. Took about 10 min at the most, to fix.

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    What is the difference between the 61 Mould Master and the Mould Master XX?

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    I have had my Lyman Mold Master furnace for almost 40 years now. It is old, but works well yet. I had to rewire it some, and replace the cord, but it is still better than some of the cheap aluminum ones today. I bet none of them will last as long as this one. It was thrown in with some other things I bought years ago. I only paid $35 for two presses, 500 rounds of brass, a powder measure, and a couple of scales, then the thrown in furnace with about 20 pounds of wheel weights and a commercial five pound lead ingot. I thought it a good deal.

    What I would like is to find a manual for this furnace. If anyone knows where I can get, or download a copy I would like to know. Contact me in here, PM, or email with any info.

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