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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by John3354 View Post
    Why would you need a lathe? Why would you need anything more than something to cut suitable material to length?
    Look at the pic. how do you get the skinny tip if all you have is rod stock?

    Depriming pins are not a single diameter rod. there are two diameters in play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameramonkey View Post
    Look at the pic. how do you get the skinny tip if all you have is rod stock?

    Depriming pins are not a single diameter rod. there are two diameters in play.
    Never used an RCBS die I take it?
    I believe Redding ( what the OP said he was using) are the same. Removable collet on the end that hold the pin.
    De-priming pin is 1/16" in diameter and about 1" long
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    Quote Originally Posted by red_zr24x4 View Post
    Never used an RCBS die I take it?
    I believe Redding ( what the OP said he was using) are the same. Removable collet on the end that hold the pin.
    De-priming pin is 1/16" in diameter and about 1" long
    I see. I stand corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameramonkey View Post
    So we're talking about these things, right? Not some straight rod? That last narrow bit seems to be the hangup to self manufacturing.



    Any savings will be eaten up with screwing around making the tip.
    See post #3, the pic you posted is a Lee manual decapping rod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Pigeon View Post
    See post #3, the pic you posted is a Lee manual decapping rod.

    See post 13. Mea Culpa already...
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    also, where do we sign up to touch Frank's equipment?

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Pigeon View Post
    See post #3, the pic you posted is a Lee manual decapping rod.
    No, I think the pic is a de-priming pin out of a set of Lee 9mm dies. Look at the pic in post 3, see how the end away from the pin is knurled ? thats a manual pin, CM's pic is from a set of dies
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Price 1/16" O1 tool steel (because it's relatively easy to heat treat at home). Cut, round and polish the tips of each pin. Heat pins to cherry red and drop in oil. Heat your oven to it's max and temper the pins back to a spring temper. Then all you need to do is clean up the scale on each pin and you're ready to put them to use. Get them too hard and they will snap, too soft and they will bend.

    $1 a pin looks like a bargain to me.

    You could also buy 1/16" drill bits and cut a pin out of the shanks and hope they are not hard enough to be prone to breaking, but again, $1 a pin seems cheap/
    I don't think the OP would have to go to all that trouble, I'm sure it would work fine to just cut the rod to length and round the ends
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    Never broke a Lee pin just bend them back with pliers. RCBS are crap. Replaced those with a Brad nail I heated up and quenched. Used it like that for years.

    Sold it all now drinking the blue koolaid. Haven't had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper 79 View Post
    Never broke a Lee pin just bend them back with pliers. RCBS are crap. Replaced those with a Brad nail I heated up and quenched. Used it like that for years.

    Sold it all now drinking the blue koolaid. Haven't had any problems.
    Now that you mentioned it, My cousin told me one time he did the Brad nail thing and it worked just fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by red_zr24x4 View Post
    No, I think the pic is a de-priming pin out of a set of Lee 9mm dies. Look at the pic in post 3, see how the end away from the pin is knurled ? thats a manual pin, CM's pic is from a set of dies
    ^^^What this guy said^^^

    FWIW, the Lee pistol dies and the Lee Universal decapping die all use the same pin that CM posted.

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