case length gauge idea

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case length gauge idea

Postby Dannymcmullen » 05 Nov 2018 19

why doesn't Lee mill a flat spot on the case length gauges for a grip spot when screwing into the cutter so you don't mess up and scar the gauge with pliers.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Ranch Dog » 06 Nov 2018 06

Dannymcmullen wrote:why doesn't Lee mill a flat spot on the case length gauges for a grip spot when screwing into the cutter so you don't mess up and scar the gauge with pliers.

Good idea, have you sent it to them?

I use my old Sanders archery "nock" pliers, they work great without marring the gauge's finish.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Old Scribe » 06 Nov 2018 14

Good idea. I wrap a piece of thin leather around it. I suppose I could mill a flat on it, but that'd take work.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Macd » 06 Nov 2018 17

Use a wood vice. If you squeeze the threaded portion together a small amount it is easy to turn.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby daboone » 06 Nov 2018 19

When I use case length gauges they tighten them self up once the cutting starts. Why not use these Pliers. the Tsunoda, PL-150SC-S PLA-iers, Replaceable Resin Jaw Pliers w/built-in-spring..

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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Dannymcmullen » 06 Nov 2018 20

Ranch Dog wrote:
Dannymcmullen wrote:why doesn't Lee mill a flat spot on the case length gauges for a grip spot when screwing into the cutter so you don't mess up and scar the gauge with pliers.

Good idea, have you sent it to them?

I use my old Sanders archery "nock" pliers, they work great without marring the gauge's finish.



yes RD i did but they just kinda blew me off i don't believe the customer service guy actually knew what i was talking about
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Ranch Dog » 07 Nov 2018 06

Dannymcmullen wrote:
Ranch Dog wrote:
Dannymcmullen wrote:why doesn't Lee mill a flat spot on the case length gauges for a grip spot when screwing into the cutter so you don't mess up and scar the gauge with pliers.

Good idea, have you sent it to them?

yes RD i did but they just kinda blew me off i don't believe the customer service guy actually knew what i was talking about

That's a shame.

A short 1/4" square flat on the shank would be awsome.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Macd » 08 Nov 2018 20

Guess extra step would add too much cost for such a low dollar item.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby Ranch Dog » 09 Nov 2018 10

Macd wrote:Guess extra step would add too much cost for such a low dollar item.

Yeah, just the cost of tooling up for it would be tough now. They did increase the size of the shell holder recently (unannounced), to give us a little more diameter for our hands.
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Re: case length gauge idea

Postby daboone » 09 Nov 2018 11

While we on the subject of Case Length gauges I'll add my storage solution.

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