OK--thought I'd better post this as I guess I'm out of date with Lee's Auto-Hand Primer. Lee recently redesigned their time proven, long made auto primer according to what I read on Midways site about the hand primer, haven't paid any attention to them as I wasn't in the market to buy. The base looks sorta the same, but they've redesigned the trays to a triangular shape vs the square (what used to be round once upon a time). According to the reviews (and their were more negative than positive), Lee cheapened the parts, ie more plastic, and a lot of the reviewers are saying the new Lee is not as good as the former. Several said Lee needs to bring back the old design, some advised they had parts break and had to send the primer back for repair, only to have it break again. Guess I'd say to anyone interested in the Lee Auto Hand Primer is to check out the reviews around the web and other forums before buying. I checked on various sites about the reviews for the primer, a lot of negative ones. *** My former 5 stars was on the old Lee design.****
Lee also has a new bench mounted auto prime that has a lot of negative reviews of breakage, many reviewers said of that item that they were long time Lee reloading equipment fans and that Lee missed the ball on this product. Buyer beware again I guess. A lot of pot metal and plastic construction on many of Lee's products has always been my main gripe with them, that's why Lee's products are a lot cheaper overall vs Lyman, RCBS, Hornady, and Redding.