Mr. Chitlin Posted December 30, 2006 Share Posted December 30, 2006 (edited) I December 18th, I ordered a 1050 set up in 223. It arrived on Dec 22, but due to time constraints, I didn't start setting it up until this week. After assembly, I started the setup process by running 1 case at a time through it just to see how everything operates and make sure everything is running smoothly. (I have owned a 650 for 6 years, so I am familiar with the progressive press operation). All went smooth. Next step was to make sure the swaging was right, the main reason that I bought the 1050 for. Adjusted and good to go. I put 10 primers in the priming tube and was going to run them 10 at a time until I saw that everything was good on this stage. About 6 of the 10 primers don't make it into the primer slide. The slide moves forward empty, and when it returns to the rear, a primer drops out the bottom and onto the bench. Also, one or 2 times during each 10 primer priming session, the groove on part number 20488 hangs up on the stud on part number 11688 -Toolhead Ratchet. I have to reach around and line it back up with the groove so that the machine handle will return to the up position. I have spent several hours doing this 10 primer routine and still have the problem. It only seems to do this when there are primers in the machine. I don't remember it hanging up when I was operating it without primers. I called the tech support today (Saturday 12-30) and talked to Eric, I believe. I explained the primer issue to him and was told that I need to remove 13955 - Lower Plate Screw and add a shim under 13108 - Primer Slide Stop "B" to allow the primer plate to travel further to the rear. When I removed the screw, there was less than 1 thread holding it in place. 1/4 turn with the allen wrench was all that it took to take it out. When I told Eric this, he said that there was a helical insert on the back of the lower tool head and that it was probably inserted too far in at the factory. He said that he took his apart and that about 6 threads were holding it in. His suggestion was to buy a longer bolt and see if this would take care of the problem. When I first started priming, the bolt on the ratchet assembly was loose and the entire assembly slid up on the primer feed body. My issue here is that I have bought a $1500 machine and the tech help I am getting is to buy a bigger bolt to fix a possible factory problem. We didn't even get to the issue of the ratchet hanging up. I need help. If I have a lower toolhead problem, we need to decide how this needs to be resolved. I hate to have to take it apart and send it in, but if that is what it takes, that's what we need to do. Any suggestions?? I wish this could have been taken care of the phone but it appeared that Eric was ready for his long weekend, and I'm not a happy camper with a $1500 machine that isn't working. If you'd like to talk on the phone, give me a contact and I'll call you. Thanks for any help. ADDED 12-31: I have tried to figure out of there is anything that I might be missing. The one thing that I was doing was swaging military brass. I wondered if that might be a problem. Today, I put 30 primers in the tube and used 30 pieces of once fired R-P 223 brass. Of the 30, 17 did not prime, so that eliminates that thought. Also, the lower plate screw on the back of the primer slide stop came out and does not have enough thread to catch. I did insert a longer screw to no avail. Other than this priming issue, every thing else is set up and ready to go. Edited December 31, 2006 by Mr. Chitlin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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