Originally Posted by LRHWAL
There seem to be several ideas as to whether or not you allow the press to toggle over - despite Lee's instructions.
I've been using mine for only about 6 months now, so I don't claim to be the expert, but after many internet searches and reading several comments regarding the dies mine are set up to allow the press to toggle over.
I believe that this is more accurate than trying to gauge a consistent 20 or 25 lb pressure which also provides no reliable area to stop.
I set mine up do that the press only just goes over and I only require very light pressure to do so (although of course with a compound press that could be a lot of pressure).
So far so good.
I broke a Rockchucker Press by togling over on a collet die with 100 pounds at the knob of the press handle.
But that could happen with any die that resisted my foolish power.
I now follow the instructions.
I polish the collet, collar, and mandrel in a lathe with fine abrasive paper.
If Redding had the patent, these things would be polished and cost 3 times as much.