The press is actually heavy for its compact size. It is manufactured from a variety of materials best suited for the application. The lever or handles are made of steel and are topped with a molded grip we call the power grip. The grip is completely symmetrical making either hand operation a delight. The upper and lower die carriers are aluminum and the low-stress items are nylon or acetal copolymer. The upper carrier rides on two centerless ground and roller burnished columns. The upper die carrier is counterbalanced by a centrally mounted coil spring. The counterbalance prevents the handle from falling and pinching a finger. The APP is a “frameless” design with nearly all the forces going directly to the dies through the steel linkages rather than through the frame. As a single-stage reloading press, it has almost unlimited visibility and hand clearance. Mounting is easy on any bench or table with no under the swing. Dirty, gritty, lead-contaminated spent primers are 100% captured in a screw-top bottle. The top carrier and base are machined to accept Lee Breech Lock bushings, so they will accept standard 7/8-14 dies of any manufacture. The APP also uses standard press shell holders from most manufacturers. Includes one Spline drive breech lock bushing and universal type shell holder quick-change adaptor. A little over three inches of the stroke allows sizing of the larger belted magnum cartridges. Priced less than nearly all single station presses makes it a perfect starter press or a perfect companion press to an expensive progressive.
Introducing the Lee Automatic Processing Press, the fastest and easiest way to prepare cases and size cast bullets. It is also a very convenient single station reloading press.
X-PRESS shell holders #2, #4 and # 19 Introductory offer for the year 2020
It is the first press of its kind with the ability to mount the die to the top or bottom of the press. This die mounting flexibility allows previously unheard of automation on a single station press. Now you can deprime, primer pocket swage, bulge bust, or size cast bullets as fast as you can operate the lever.