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Thread: Star luber handle

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    Boolit Bub
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    Star luber handle

    I need to know the portion that sticks into the actuator rod diameter size please.

    I have a Phelps copy and a star, I am made to understand the holes are different sizes on older stars vs new stars.

    I am making handles and want to cover my bases for future sizers I buy.

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    Boolit Master bosterr's Avatar
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    .375 I broke one and bought 3 feet of cold rolled at Rural King. Mine is a San Diego Star.
    Last edited by bosterr; 06-23-2023 at 09:31 PM.

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    Went to the pawn shop and bought an old large screwdriver that was the correct diameter. Worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockrat View Post
    Went to the pawn shop and bought an old large screwdriver that was the correct diameter. Worked well.
    Good quality steel!

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    I'm pretty sure the diameter of the rod for Star and Phelps Lubsizers is the same. I actually have a milk carton full of cut to length rods I got from Jim Fausto when the last of the Phelps business was being dissolved. At least I think I have them, don't recall seeing them in a while. I may have used them to make Star lubesizer handles.


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    The handle on mine is made by the Lutz File company. It came that way from Magma Engr. circa 2009.

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    I'm trying to figure what keeps the handle on the sizer in place. I'm moving and try to disassemble both machines to save space in the plastic bin and I'm having a hard time figuring on how to remove the handle on one of the Stars. On one the original straight handle came out really easy but on the other one I think a while back I installed a Lathesmith handles and for the life of me I cannot remove it.
    Now I realized that even on the one that has the original handle if I try to put it back it won't stay there. There is something that it doesn't make sense.
    I'll attach two pictures if I can figure how.
    Thank you
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