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    Cabine Tree chart

    I used to have a scanned copy of the Cabine Tree tester chart online but I can't find it. Also can't find my hard copy at the moment. Does someone have the list they can post the readings and approximate BHN for me please?

    I ran a test of a boolit that ran .085" on the dial. Can't recall the BHN for that one.
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    Tester Hardness Cross Reference

    Material, Dial Reading, SAECO, Brinell

    Pure Lead*, .020-.030, 0, 5

    40-1, .045-.050, 5.5, 8.5

    30-1, .053-.056, 6, 9

    25-1, .062-.065, 6.25, 9.5

    20-1, .068-.070, 6.5, 10

    10-1, .072-.074, 6.75, 11.5

    New WW**, .074-.076, 7, 12.5 (est)

    Aged WW**, .080-.083, 8, 14 (est)

    Lyman #2, .084-.086, 8.5, 15

    Linotype (old), .086-.090, 10, 22

    Quenched WW#, .090-.095, 10.5, 23-24

    Mono/stereo type, .093-.096, 11, 27-28

    Heat treated #, .098+, 12+, 32+

    http://www.castingstuff.com/tester_h..._reference.htm

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    Cabinetree Chart

    Attached is a chart that you might be able to use that I made from the available data...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails CabineTree.pdf  

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    Bob J, thanks for the chart! My OLD Cabinetree tester didn't include data that inclusive.

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    Thanks gentlemen. I looked on his site last night couldn't find the link to the info. Must not have looked hard enough.
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    My pleasure.... I built this chart using a statistical software package to curve fit the data.... Find it much easier to use than the table data....

    Quote Originally Posted by excess650 View Post
    Bob J, thanks for the chart! My OLD Cabinetree tester didn't include data that inclusive.

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    Bob,

    Great chart; my tester came in yesterday and I just came across your post while looking for tips.

    Thanks again,

    Jim

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    Good chart there Bob J.

    Worth making a sticky methinks.


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    'Tis done.


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    Think im going to buy one (cabin tree) only here good things ! thanks nice graph

    its on the way !! tic tock tic tock
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    I looked at their website don't understand how the work.
    I can see it has a dial indicator but how do you know how much to screw it in?
    From what I have read about Lee and others using so much weight or pressure I don't get how this would work.

    Someone that has one of these please educate me on exactly how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swede44mag View Post
    I looked at their website don't understand how the work.
    I can see it has a dial indicator but how do you know how much to screw it in?
    From what I have read about Lee and others using so much weight or pressure I don't get how this would work.

    Someone that has one of these please educate me on exactly how it works.
    I would love to see a youtube clip of one in operation.

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    I bought one a month ago. Very easy to use, just place the sample piece of lead/or bullet in the unit. Tighten down the screw until it just touches the sample. There is a brass pin that is used as a reference point on the calibrated nut. Turn the screw one complete turn. Read the dial indicator and look at the cross reference chart. I looked at all of the available testers, glad I went with Cabine Tree! Its nice as you can test bullets all the way down to .22, 35 grainers and all the way up to ingots or odd shaped blocks. Cabine Tree gets my vote.

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    I just got mine a few days ago, they're GREAT. Member "GUSSY" makes a nice piece.

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    They would have to pry mine out of miy cold old hands, or something like that!
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    best thing is you can test an ingot or any shape. Some like seaco you have to have a boolit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longwood View Post
    I would love to see a youtube clip of one in operation.
    DONE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPE1E8LQ6c

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    Hey Bob-J- Nice work on the chart you posted and many thanks for sharing your labour with us!!

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    For those that might want it. All three pages of the manual included with the current production model.
    I bought one a couple of weeks ago. This is a wonderful tool, easy to use, and very accurate.
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    Great thread, good info, Thanks for letting me use your tester Altheating.
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