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With lead swaging, you adjust the stroke. The excess being squirted out a relief hole keeping the weight uniform.
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With jacketed bullets, you can stall your hydraulic supply, either by a bleed off or by adjusting your regulator because you are not adjusting weight.
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One AND valve is your safety circiut, and 1/16th ID tubing and a quick exhaust valve keeps cost down and speed up.
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To troubleshoot, turn off the radio and listen for a leak.
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Thinking about this..........you can get rid of the hydraulic hose..........
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Let me think some more..........
 
Posts: 320 | Location: South Central PA | Registered: 11 November 2010Reply With Quote
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ALL feed back welcome!


While you're in school look into a spelling class.

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To the OP:
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Purchased or self made dies, or both?
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lead or jacketed or both?
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Compressed air or electric hydraulic pump?
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If you make most of it inline wear will be kept to a minimum.
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What are your choises for machines ?
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What are your choises for materials?
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Can you heat treat?
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How fine can you ID grind?
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What is your build window?
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Do you get prints approved first or can you reverse engineer?
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I am a computer idiot. can you PM a phone so I don't have to type on this phone so much?
 
Posts: 320 | Location: South Central PA | Registered: 11 November 2010Reply With Quote
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Hey guys, just wondering if you all seen my thread over at cast boolits on making a swage press? I was in the same situation last year and ended up making my own.

Another gentleman was even good enough to draw up a set of prints.

http://www.castboolits.gunload...owthread.php?t=76514


 
Posts: 1 | Location: SW Ohio | Registered: 26 January 2011Reply With Quote
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Been thinking of making a press myself. I really like the manual design as the two above.
Hydraulic would be smooth and powerful but the pump, plumbing, valves etc up the complexity and cost.

The other day I had the need to use my Landcruiser jack.
It is a manual jack that lifts as a hydraulic ram does but is actuated with a crank handle instead of a pumping type handle.
This ram, hooked to an electric motor would be a nice compact and very simple one to use. The travel looked to be about 6-7 inches. Must be pretty powerful too seeing as a landcruiser is quite a pig.
 
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Do the manual presses for cast bullets have enough poop to equalize bullet weight?
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Or are we just making jacketed bullets.

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Hydraulic press can be made to use comressed air for the hydraulic pressure and I think I can do it with only one hose, possibly none.
 
Posts: 320 | Location: South Central PA | Registered: 11 November 2010Reply With Quote
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I want to do both. I m busy but, I do read your new posts!


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I wish someone would put out some plans for one of these.......I ordered one over two years ago and I'm still waiting........Kiwi

 
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