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P/W Auto-Drive

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by skeeljc, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. skeeljc

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    Is repetitive handle pulling bothering your shoulder?<BR>
    Would you like more consistent powder drops?<BR>

    It is time to apply the principles of automation to your reloading with the Ponsness/Warren Auto-Drive.

    In order to appreciate how well the Ponsness/Warren Auto-Drive works you need to see it in operation on a loader actually loading shells.

    Here is a video of my 800 Plus with the Auto-Drive loading .410 gauge shells.

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    The following video shows how the Auto-Drive operates with the Joystick Control.


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    The following video shows how the Auto-Drive operates with the Foot Control.

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    Here is a shot of the Foot Control.

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  2. dss8110

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    Foot petal is the only to go!
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    If you want maximum production the foot control is the way to go. It allows you to hold shell(s) in your right hand and wad(s) in your left. As long as you have wads that stay open you can really go fast.

    The joystick's advantage is it lets you back up instantly. I know that you are not supposed to back up as you risk double charging. P/W has designed their loader so that you can back up very slightly without double charging if the powder and shot have not been dropped. This is easier with the joystick because you just need to move the stick in the opposite direction. To back up with the foot control you must change a switch on the control box, depress the foot control, then change the switch on the control box back to resume forward motion.

    I believe the joystick is the way to go if you load lots of .410's. If you want high production then go with the foot control.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
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    Hey Jim, the auto drive looks like a good feature. I just moved and was looking at replacing my MEC 9000HN. (I left it back home with dad) I absolutely wore that thing out. Looking at the Spolar, P/W 800 and other various models. I noticed you were a dealer so thought maybe you could shoot me some prices for the loader and the automate? Thanks Jake.
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    Are there any videos of the autodrive, with the auto shell feeder on a spolar? I would like to see this combo making shells to see how smooth everything works together.
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    Guinner, here is one on a Pw


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    Rick is that you in the video? Because I know that guy and his name isn't Rick. LOL.

    Bryan
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    Thanks for the video rick. That is a pretty trick set up. I think I know what my Christmas gift is going to be this year. Just in time for winter reloading.
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    How much bench is needed for the loader and auto drive in inches? Bill
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    How hard is it to hook up for a none mechanically inclined person?

    Thx Bill
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    Hey Jim -- how much for one for my Dillon 650?

    Thanks!

    Rich
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    I'm looking forward to getting mine tomorrow. It was a pleasure dealing with Jim and I recommend him. I just emailed the fellow about the shell feeder as well and asked about gauge conversions. I'll report back soon.

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,
    Do they make a unit that will work on the Hornady 366?
    Thanks,
    Fred-napawino
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    Bill---You don't want a electric PW with a auto shell drop if you're not very mechanical. Take my advice, there is something that is always in need of adjustment, and you won't even know where to start. Don't get me wrong, I like my auto PW800+. But configured as noted above, it is not for the faint of heart or nontechnical.
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    Jim, what is the advantages of the Spolar over the PW? Bill
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    Bill,

    Advantages? None that I can think of. Both loaders are nice machines. The P/W is easier on your wallet.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
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    Jim can you put a auto drive on a Dillon 900SL? Bill
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    P/W has never done a Dillon SL900. When I talked to the factory they thought the SL900 bottom end was like the XL650. P/W does make an Auto-Drive for the XL650.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
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    Dick,

    I am sure they will stand behind the product if it is ever needed. I have not heard of any problems with the Auto-Drive. Mine has been going for three years now without a single problem.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor