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Default Lee full length sizing die problems?

Just got myself a Lee Pace Setter 3 set die for the .223
as I am decapping/resizing I noticed the sizing pin would move around up and down and I cannot deprime or size at all.

What is the problem?
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Bent pin? Need pics

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Bent pin? Need pics

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Pics are on the way, this is seriously frustrating me
I just got them today and when using them in my breech lock press they just slide around won't even decap AND resize
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as I am decapping/resizing I noticed the sizing pin would move around up and down and I cannot deprime or size at all.
Tighten the collet on top that holds the decapping stem.
The stem floats in that collet when it's not tight enough.

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Pictures are up! it's that pin that keeps moving around

now how do I tighten that collet? because I've tried every wrench and method possible...
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now how do I tighten that collet? because I've tried every wrench and method possible...
Takes two wrenches.
One on the body and one on the hex nut looking piece at the top of the die.
Tighten that nut against the die body.
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Takes two wrenches.
One on the body and one on the hex nut looking piece at the top of the die.
Tighten that nut against the die body.
I've been doing that, but the whole body just moves...
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I've been doing that, but the whole body just moves...
You're doing it wrong.
The 2nd wrench goes on the die body on those two flats, NOT on the locking nut at the press.
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You're doing it wrong.
The 2nd wrench goes on the die body on those two flats, NOT on the locking nut at the press.
OHHHH where the cut outs are?
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I had the same problem when I first got my Lee dies, the collet wasn't on tight enough and as a result, I got the sizing stem stuck inside of a case, was not fun trying to get it out. Once I got it out and tightened the collet down enough, I never had any problems.
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finally fixed the issue
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I had this same problem with Lee's Universal Decapper...
Majorly crimped primers would push the pin back.

Same fix.
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That rod needs to be tightened pretty tight. There is a very fine balance between tight enough to decap crimped primers and not so tight as to break the pin. I've broken a couple of pins and unfortunately they are part of the rod and the entire rod needs to be replaced. Lee kindly replaces them for free.
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