kevinc247
kevinc247
2 posts
Joined January 2013

RF100 Rheostat too fast

Hello,

I have a Dillon RF100 made for small primers and the rheostat appears to start on a very fast setting. I cranked it as low as it can go but it is extremely too fast as most of the primers are getting dropped off or forced in there incorrectly. Is there a fix for this? Some videos on youtube suggest different springs but I believe this rheostat is just calibrated a bit higher than what it needs to be.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Kevin
MarkHarrison
MarkHarrison
52 posts
Joined December 2012

RE: RF100 Rheostat too fast

I'd like to pass along a MOD I did to my RF-100s. Cost $0.10.

Completed the '10 cent noise modification' for my 2nd Dillon RF100 Primer Filling machine. Both machines run very reliable, and are now much, much quieter. Getting the small primer RF100 machine fine-tuned was a little trickery than the large primer machine, due small primers having similar width and height dimensions. They will invert much easier than large primers. As you can see, I don't have that issue, even after my 10 cent noise modification.

The modification consist of a 10 cent rubber foot trimmed, to keep the nipple adjustment screw about the thickness of a medium guitar pick from touching the top of the primer filling tube. I used some expoy to secure rubber foot on the bottom side of the bowl. I'm no mechanical engineer by any means, but this mod accomplished two things. First it isolated the filling tube from the bowl, which in turn virtually eliminated inverted primers, and second, it reduced the noise tremendously.

Video > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV-ZPFeMnF4


Photos > http://ncpatriot.net/rf100/1.jpg     http://ncpatriot.net/rf100/2.jpg



kevinc247
kevinc247
2 posts
Joined January 2013

RE: RF100 Rheostat too fast

Thank you Mark. I will try this out. I appreciate it because this problem has been driving me nuts! Your video looks amazing. Thank you for your help.