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I just polished off my second box of 100 bullets :-*

I noticed my lee press making a noise that indicates to me that the main shaft should probably be greased. There is nothing in the lee manual about greasing the shaft. Before I do this is there anything I should be aware of? It operates fine, but just seems that it needs some grease.

Any thoughts I why I should not do this?
 

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The shaft on my rockchucker gets pretty cruddy from depriming. I spray a silicone lube on it to remove the gritty feeling and slick up the stroke. I read sometime after I did this that lubricants attract the crud and should not be used...too late on that one for me, but I found it to be true. It's no big deal, but I do have to lube the ram every once in a while, and wipe it up after lubing.

I've seen that some guys use nothing but graphite to lube their presses with. If I ever take mine apart and clean the ram and bushing, I might try that.
 

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I use a little white Lithium grease every now and then. I also pull the ram out every five or ten thousand rounds and clean it off, then re-lube and re-assemble. It seems to help a lot when the ram starts getting gritty and dry. :)
 
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