Well, while I don't have much Lee equipment,, I do have a Lee lead melting pot. Way back when I was younger, without much $$ to spend,, I bought mine. It has lasted me a long time,, but it has been used off & on over the years. Usually I cast a bunch,, then don't bother for months,,!
The temp dial setting could be better by having temps vs lines for the adjustment dial. You have to guess at the temp unless you have a thermometer. A few times the shut-off nozzle has not shut it off like it's supposed to. But,, for an inexpensive unit,, it will work very well.
"A few times the shut-off nozzle has not shut it off like it's supposed to. But,, for an inexpensive unit,, it will work very well."
Yeah., mine too - the shut off nozzle DOESN'T sometimes. :lol: But for an inexpensive unit, it's okay. Mostly I use my Lee Production pot for casting ingots of the perfect (IMO) alloy, which I later re-melt in the home-made pot on my Coleman stove. That's the way I learned bullet casting, a cast iron pot on a Coleman stove, and I just never got used to doing it any other way.
I've had one of the Lee Pro 4-20 pots for maybe ten years now and have been pleased with the performance. No it is is not perfect but few things are. The only problem I have had is the valve dripping at times as has been mentioned. This is the only furnace I have had contact with so I am unaware if others brands have this problem or not. One thing I do know is that Lee products enabled me to get into casting at an affordable price. 90% of my bullet molds are Lee as well.