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Thread: I love Lee Pots!

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    I love Lee Pots!

    I have used Lee pots for years. This last one for over a decade. A 20# pot. No drips at all. When I got this one as I got my others, I removed the spigot, put Clover on it, replaced it and turned it untill smooth and turned it every time i turned it down or off. I also always melted my raw ingot stock outside the pot.
    No drips and works well.
    I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
    Lee for me. All the way.

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    I have had great service from Lee pots since 1981. My old Saeco #34 from Carpenteria California works too, since the 60's that I know of.

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    I have a great Lee pot as Well, Thanks LEE

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    I use a Lee Magnum Melter 20# pot it never drips unless I get sloppy with the ladle. Good pot at a good price. Lot of pots to choose from in the market place, many of them good but Lee tends to get the job done for me in most cases.
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    I also have had great service from my Lee pots. I have 2 at the moment that get used real regular. Also have a Mag 20 that never gets used as the spout freezes up when trying to cast below 720 degrees or so on the melt temp.
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    I switched from 7" cast iron pan on the kitchen stove to a small lee dipper pot. Wow, set it up on a casting table, no clean up, no fuss, plug it in, wait a few minutes and go.

    Then I upgraded to a new one with a rheostat on top. Hey we are in the business now.

    Then I heard about the magnum melter. Yeah I got one, yeah I love it.

    Call me old school I like dipper casting. It just plain works. Hums more than the smaller ones did, but its working harder.

    Yeah I love Lee pots as long as they are not bottom leakers.

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    decone 31 hate to sound dumb what is. I removed the spigot, put Clover on it. I just bought a lee A 20# pot and if there is a upgrade im interested.

    Thanks

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    I bought a Lee pot , the 4-20 in 120 volt and it work fine.

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    I also just bought a Lee pot , the 4-20 in 120 volt. My problem is that the thermostat just doesn't work right. I start out at setting it at 7 on the scale and it goes to close to 900 degrees. I turn it down to 3 and yes it cools down. if I set it to 5 and it just keeps going to may be 800. It doesn't seem to matter where I set it it just does what it wants. Does any body have a ideal what to do. I did send a email to LEE.
    Thanks

    I just got a reply from LEE and they are going to send out another thermostat. That was fast as I just sent them a email a few hours ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerDat View Post
    I use a Lee Magnum Melter 20# pot it never drips unless I get sloppy with the ladle. Good pot at a good price. Lot of pots to choose from in the market place, many of them good but Lee tends to get the job done for me in most cases.
    I wish I had bought one years ago. I love that big boy. That 20 lbs of metal is sweet !
    I started with the little precision melter 1971 ( 5 lbs ?). Then felt the need for a bottom pour so got Lee production pot...liked the 10 lb. capacity but I could never master the bottom pour technique.
    Got that Magnum Melter with 20 lb. capacity when they were on sale at Midway ($57.00) and sent the bottom pour to a fellow member so he could use it.
    All three are still working....I use the 1971 small pot for casting sinkers....for the price the Magnum Melter is a good deal .

    Lump me in with the old school bunch...I'm a dipper too.
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    This is my first dealing with LEE and they were awesome. I just got another reply from LEE. The parts are on the way. All in a matter of hours amazing.

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    The post where he said he put clover on it. You take clover valve grinding compound onthe rod set it back in the hole and spin it to mate the two serfices togeather. It will polish the stem and hole to make it not drip.

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    Lump me in there too.

    A while back a new website hit the web. Being free to join, I offered as my dues, a thread on Lee bottom pour ten pound pots. In the thread are several improvements that can be made to the humble tool. The modifications address the most common complaints with many pictures and input from several Lee pot users. http://gunsrus.proboards.com/ is the address.

    The thread is in the casting section labeled "Lee #10 redneck racing version". You wanna produce match grade projectiles? Read this and enjoy the difference.
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    Like my 10#ers as well. Picked up some good tips from the site mentioned. Never actually saw a 20# but being used to the 10's I suppose didn't care for the looks of the pouring mechanism on the 20. Haven't looked at that site for some time as it wasn't doing much. Think I'll have another peek.
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    Me too, I've used fine valve grinding compound.
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    Good to see a positive post on Lee.
    There is a lot of negative post on Lee, they are in a good price point, and a decent product.
    I have a 20lb so-called drip-o-matic, so what if it drips a little? Does it really matter?
    It doesn't drip over a spoonful over a whole casting session.
    Mine works good enough that I cannot justify spending 6x the money for a different brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kens View Post
    Good to see a positive post on Lee.
    There is a lot of negative post on Lee, they are in a good price point, and a decent product.
    I have a 20lb so-called drip-o-matic, so what if it drips a little? Does it really matter?
    It doesn't drip over a spoonful over a whole casting session.
    Mine works good enough that I cannot justify spending 6x the money for a different brand.
    I have one 40# Magma,one 20# RCBS and 3 10#Lee which I don't use any more.But since I started on the Coleman stovewith a 4# iron pot,I'm not about to badmouth the Lee.Even if it drips,it sure is an improvement over the 4# on Coleman pot.I see the Lee pot(s)as part of my progression in casting.And you know what?I'm looking with lush eyes at the Magma 90#pot!Hope my bank account lets us meet one of these days!

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    Also love Lee pots been using one for ten years or so works great.

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    Used my 10 lb for 16 years I smelt in it ( I know I shouldn't) but I do flux well only get the odd drip .cold never have afforded to start without Lee kit!

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    I started with a Lee, accumulated several for different alloys. Haven't seen the need to "upgrade"

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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