play in press ram

cornstalker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2008
Messages
377
Location
Colorado
Just today, I discovered that when the ram is up on my press there is some radial play in it.

I would assume that this is not a good thing and that it needs repaired or replaced.

Is that the case?

BTW, it is an RCBS RCII.
 

Chas1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2009
Messages
3,778
When you say radial play, are you saying that towards the end of the upstroke it's rotating either left or right as in twisting?
 

cornstalker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2008
Messages
377
Location
Colorado
No, what I mean is you can detect a slight amount of play when you press horizontally against the ram. (perpendicular to the centerline of the ram in any direction)
 

boomtube

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
1,595
Location
Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
Don't worry about it.

If it has any effect at all, it will actually help in that any small case-to-die misalignment can correct itself. We can't force a case to enter a die straight but we can sure force a case to bend if the alignment isn't near perfect.
 

Primary

LRH Assistant
Here are some related products that LRH members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to LRH’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to LRH discussions about these products.

 
 
Top