Lee Turret press problem

This is a discussion on Lee Turret press problem within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I love my Lee 4 stage press, but recently it stopped cycling with each stroke. I have no problem operating it manually; turning it by ...

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Lee Turret press problem

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array Freedomofchoice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, Florida
    Posts
    1,028

    Lee Turret press problem

    I love my Lee 4 stage press, but recently it stopped cycling with each stroke. I have no problem operating it manually; turning it by hand, but I would like it to run as intended. I can't figure why it is not advancing. Any ideas?
    .

    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

    pb

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array navyabf2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    virginia beach,va
    Posts
    42

    same problem

    Mine started doing it a coupke of weeks ago. Gonna try and call Lee after the holidays to see what I can do.

  4. #3
    Ex Member Array F350's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Rocky Mountain High in Colorado
    Posts
    1,706
    I had a 3 stage Lee back in the 80s, the "ratchet" mechanism is made of nylon and wears out. Lee use to ship a couple extras with each press, if you don't have an extra call Lee they stand behind their product.

  5. #4
    Member Array tflhndn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Greensboro, NC
    Posts
    404
    +1 on the nylon bushing... it wears out, especially if you try to turn the turret without lifting up on the handle...

  6. #5
    VIP Member Array frankmako's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Parts Unknown
    Posts
    3,765
    nylon bushing needs to be replaced. call lee to get a new one.
    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

    Red State State of Mind

  7. #6
    Senior Member Array rmilchman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    777
    I had the same problem, a little oil on the center shaft that goes through the bushing made all the difference.

  8. #7
    Member Array speedjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Wichita, KS
    Posts
    144
    SA LW Champion Operator x 2!
    DPMS AR-15

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Lee Turret Press de-priming
    By Fmr18z in forum Reloading
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 28th, 2008, 04:55 PM
  2. Is a turret press much faster than a single stage?
    By showmebob in forum Reloading
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: November 24th, 2008, 12:12 AM
  3. Lee Classic Turret Setup Problem-9mm dies
    By Pitmaster in forum Reloading
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 7th, 2008, 08:53 PM
  4. Looking For Lee Turret
    By sjones in forum Reloading
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 15th, 2008, 07:55 PM
  5. Anyone have lee turret press?
    By friesepferd in forum Reloading
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: November 14th, 2007, 06:30 PM

Search tags for this page

lee classic turret press problems

,

lee reloading press problems

,
lee turret
,
lee turret instructions
,
lee turret press forum
,

lee turret press instructions

,
lee turret press manual
,

lee turret press problems

,
lee turret problems
,
problems with lee reloading press
,
problems with lee turret press
,
the common problem of lee turret press
Click on a term to search for related topics.