Electric lead melting pots.

 Hi guys anyone had any experience with Electric Lead melting pots and feed back good bad or otherwise. Ive tried the gas burner method before and ok with results but just looking for something a little more dedicated to the job.

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 Getting wet is part of the Fun

Boston Whaler 235 Conquest

Image Upload: 

scubafish's picture

Posts: 791

Date Joined: 15/08/12

all good

Thu, 2020-10-22 12:42

gun shops used to sell to make bullets.
Used a lot in the States.

____________________________________________________________________________

http://img.gg/BQ91Sys

dmck's picture

Posts: 158

Date Joined: 07/03/19

the only way to go !!

Thu, 2020-10-22 14:21

 

I could NOT go back to gas burnes etc having used my electic pot for around 10 years.

 

Much faster and less burns.

big john's picture

Posts: 8404

Date Joined: 20/07/06

Good

Thu, 2020-10-22 14:47

Particularly on smaller sizes up to 2 or 3oz.

If you want to pour larger sizes, the Lee 20lb magnum pot and a cast iron ladle is the way to go.

____________________________________________________________________________

WA based manufacturer and supplier of premium leadhead jigs, bucktail jigs, 'bulletproof' soft plastic jig heads and XOS bullet jig heads.

Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!

abrohlosorbust's picture

Posts: 89

Date Joined: 08/06/12

Thanks for the responses guys.

Thu, 2020-10-22 15:12

 

Thanks for the responses guys. Is there a preffered brand or is it a holden vs ford thing.

 

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 Getting wet is part of the Fun

Boston Whaler 235 Conquest

Posts: 69

Date Joined: 20/01/14

I've had a Lee as in your photo

Thu, 2020-10-22 15:35

For about twenty years, its main use was for making projectiles, and it's worked very well.

Make sure that you only put clean lead in it, because of the bottom pour any sediment will collect in the pour hole and either block it or not allow it to shut off, I used to melt scrap lead in a large pot and flux it with bees wax, skim off the dross and then pour it into small ingots that will fit in the melting pot.