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Thread: RCBS new lube sized heater. Anyone try it?

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    RCBS new lube sized heater. Anyone try it?

    This might be moved to equipment but in my minds eye a heater goes to lubing.

    I was goggle searching and came across a new luber heater with a rheostat knob. Sells for around $65 online.

    Anyone try it or see it work?

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    I have two Lyman lube heaters and love them.

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    No experience with the RCBS device mentioned but I made my own using a standard dimmer switch, single outlet and plastic double outlet box. Just find an old appliance that doesn't work and use that cord to connect the rheostat knob to the power, jump that to the outlet side and plug in your heater to that. Then you can adjust to whatever temp you want. Once you find a setting your specific lube likes you can just make a sharpie mark on the dial and viola - every time you get the perfect temp!

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    so this is a heater you put under your lubrisizer? or is it a new heated lubrisizer?
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    Rebel - if you are asking about my post - it works for either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Rebel View Post
    so this is a heater you put under your lubrisizer? or is it a new heated lubrisizer?
    It's a plate type heater for under the lubamatic2. Or any other luber.

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    This goes under the unheated luber-sizers, like the Lyman 450.

    I just looked up the RCBS heater - says "coming soon" https://ads.midwayusa.com/product/20...eater-120-volt
    For $65 with rheostat included it beats the Lyman universal at $55 without rheostat.

    Guess it just depends on what 'coming soon' really means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz64 View Post
    No experience with the RCBS device mentioned but I made my own using a standard dimmer switch, single outlet and plastic double outlet box. Just find an old appliance that doesn't work and use that cord to connect the rheostat knob to the power, jump that to the outlet side and plug in your heater to that. Then you can adjust to whatever temp you want. Once you find a setting your specific lube likes you can just make a sharpie mark on the dial and viola - every time you get the perfect temp!
    I made 3 heaters doing it about the same way as you did. I cannablized the control guts and heat wire from yard sale crock pots.Robert

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    My LAM 1 came with a Midway Heater and is much bigger than the new RCBS model. The midway has a recessed screw to adjust the heat. Works fine, looks like the new RCBS model will be much more convenient.
    Maybe it will be released next year like the melting pots!



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    I am still using my CH heater I bought a long time ago. Some things never die.
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