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Lee New Auto Prime Hand Priming Tool
The original and world's most popular hand-held priming tool. Fast and economical hand held priming with unmatched feel and accuracy. Lee New Auto Prime uses inexpensive Lee Hand Prime shell holders, eliminating the need to endlessly swap your press shell holders to prime. Ships with 1 folding primer tray, 1 small and 1 large adapter. Includes a FREE molded storage box to keep your priming tool shell holders and tool together. Molded storage box holds up to 18 shell holders.
Please note: Lee Precision has tested the tool by intentionally setting off a variety of brands and types of primers. Our testing has demonstrated that wearing safety glasses and hearing protection will prevent serious injury. However, all types of FEDERAL BRAND LARGE PRIMERS frequently caused the entire tray to explode with sufficient force to cause serious and painful injuries. These primers must be fed individually, see step 7 of product instructions, single priming option.
Read 8 Reviews - Average Rating: 3.4 stars
By William R.
on Apr 15, 2020
It is a big improvement over the old design. Primer tray is large, and handle is able to give me enough leverage to put in some right primers
Worthless, best way to say it.
By James B. L.
on Feb 14, 2020
I was looking forward to getting this to replace my decades old Lee priming tool. It arrived yesterday, 2/13/20. I immediately opened it to put it to work, and, very unlike myself, read the instructions. To my surprise, amazement and total disbelief, the instruction says "These primers (Federal Brand Large Primers) must be fed individually", since they "frequently caused the entire tray to explode", (i am not making this up.)
How Lee could even put this product on the market, I do not know. The only way it can be used effectively is to not use Federal Primers? Go figure, That is kind of like saying you have to fill your car's gas tank one quart at a time if you buy a certain brand of gasoline. IMHO, this product should be removed from the market, it is not safe to use.
Sugar Land, TX
By Bruce E.
on Jan 26, 2019
This tool took a bit of practice as at first it would not load a primer and I did get a lot of jams. With a gentle touch it does work ok but you just need to be careful. Not sure if I like the way it "feeds" each primer into the chute.
It does the job well.
By Kale J.
on Aug 12, 2018
I've tried others and disliked them. They're all a bit crabby, but the Lee seems better. They are so inexpensive I have two. I've gone through several over the years. They are relatively durable. I don't agree with Paul W ascertains about quality. You get more than you pay for.
Lee Priming Tool With Fold-Over Tray
By Paul W.
on Aug 09, 2018
Don't waste your time or money. The Small and Large size links that fit between the primer tray and the priming tool body will probably shatter if a butterfly lands on them. If you get 400 primers seated before it fails completely, congratulations.
Works most of the time
By John L.
on Aug 07, 2018
It will occasionally fail to pick up a primer but works well most of the time and is a great deal for the price.
Lee XR Priming Tool
By Eric S.
on Jun 25, 2012
Works very well
Took some getting used to, but an improvement
By Jerry L.
on May 26, 2012
This took some getting used to, but it is an improvement over the Ram Prime. Instead of having to touch the primer and the shell each time only the shell has to handled each time. The little "nipples" on the tray work very well for flipping the primers.
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