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Thread: RCBS Pro Melt 2 - And the Sale That Never Was...

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    glad to hear it went well

    having it not dripping is always great
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    Good writeup for anyone curious about them. My PM1 takes longer to heat up than the Lee, so no difference there by the look of it. My handle also has a lot of play in it but it's never caused me any problems. I removed the lock nut on the screw that adjusts the travel of the handle and fitted a stiffish spring, this lets me adjust the travel easily whenever I need to. I'm still glad I have an "original" with a separate PID, but I guess that's no longer an option. Looks like a good unit, though.

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    Since it's been a couple of months since the last post, I'm wondering if everyone is still happy with their PM2? I'm considering a new pot and RCBS is about 45 miles north of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aws1963 View Post
    Since it's been a couple of months since the last post, I'm wondering if everyone is still happy with their PM2? I'm considering a new pot and RCBS is about 45 miles north of me.
    I just spoke with RCBS customer service as I inquired about the RCBS Pro Melt II availablility. I was told that it went through a redesign and will be available in one month. That is very good news as I will wait for, what I believe, to be the best under pour pot on the market. I figure they probably fixed the dripping issue that so many have talked about in the threads on this forum. Hopefully, a nice sale will be offered on the “homecoming” of this pot.

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    This is RCBS's first pot on their own. The pro melt was designed and built by another company and RCBS brought them.

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    The China Pot will, ultimately have to be fixed in China. All RCBS can do is try and manage Chinese Production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    The China Pot will, ultimately have to be fixed in China. All RCBS can do is try and manage Chinese Production.
    If your pro melt was made in last couple of years its a China pot too.

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    Thank God my Pro Melt 1 is made in USA
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    It's a total shame that so many companies have fled to China to increase its bottom line. They don't care that the good ole USA is losing jobs and it's ability to manufacture its own goods.
    For you people who are complaining about the position of the PID, go to the dime store and buy a mirror. This is the result of world trade and the rich going to the poor third world countries for the labor force. Our trade is so far in the hole with China that it's pathetic.
    Trump is correct with calling them out but the price we pay for all goods is going to increase tenfold. This problem should of been addressed many years ago, well before reaching the levels that we are facing now. I don't think the USA will return to the America we saw in the 50's for many, many years to come.
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    l think the last USA PRO MELT was around $400... Amazon has the chink Pro Melt2 for $299.

    l expect the PM2 from china to be close $400 once the tariff kicks in... Mag25 is over $300 now

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    I still have and use an original BLACK "pre RCBS" Promelt. Works just fine. I also use a Lee 4-20 and it works fine also. Polished the rod and hole and no drips. And for a dipper pot I have an OLD pot. It has a 3 position plug on it for low medium and high temps. Old(40s-50s) ugly. Probably weighs more than the amount of lead it holds. Made in the USA and still works. Hardly ever use it though. All the SAECO and Lyman pots I still have are going on ebay soon.

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