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Average Ratings
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
Easy To Set Up 4.8 / 5
Usability 4.8 / 5
Features 4.8 / 5
Value for your money 4.2 / 5
Meets expectations 4.8 / 5

RCBS Pro-Melt Furnace 120 V-ac - 81100 Reviews - Reviews from 1 to 5 out of 5

RCBS 22# Pro Melt Furnace

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:3 / 5

Author: davy (verified customer) , retired, from Sandy Lake, PA on Apr 5, 2014
Pros:  What's not to like?
Cons:  Pricey
Would recommend:  yes

davy wrote:

OpticsPlanet had the lowest cost for this furnace anyplace on the web. Plus shipping/handling included. Although the price has increased substantially in the 2 weeks since my purchase. Another plus was they had it in stock. A lot of other e-tailers did not. Ship time was 3 days! I got my $$$ worth from a 10# Lee bottom pour furnace I bought more than 20 years ago. The heating element went bad and although I could have repaired it I decided to upgrade. I couldn't wait for the yet to be released Lyman digital 25# furnace. Patience was never my virtue as I like to cast when it's cold out and shoot when it's warm. I did my due diligence by reading every online review of this RCBS that I could...I never found a bad one. Now I know why. I smelt wheelweights in my furnace and flux with Marvelux which tends to rust the pot and pour spout rod. This Pro Melt has a stainless steel pot. I've melted 50# of wheelweights so far and not one single drip. I nicknamed my old furnace, the drip-0-matic. ...
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A good investment

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
4 / 5
Easy To Set Up:4 / 5
Features:4 / 5
Meets expectations:4 / 5
Usability:4 / 5
Value for your money:3 / 5

Author: Michael (verified customer) from Dallas, TX on Jan 28, 2013
Would recommend:  yes

Michael wrote:

I have had a chance to drop several thousand rounds with this furnace since received from Optics Planet. Setup and operation in this time has been flawless. I have only a couple of observations worth sharing... My furnace will trip any GFCI (ground fault interupting circuit) to which it is connected. An internet search indicates that this is somewhat common. An exention cord to a standard outlet resolves my problem. This occured on all three of my GFCI outlets. Second thought is that the mold support bar under the pour spout could really use a roller or perhaps a smoother finish. This is only an annoyance because the mold does not slide smoothly from one void to the next. I'll probably just thread a plastic straw and replace if I drip. Speaking of drips... this thing will only drip if I bump the handle. The pour speed adjustment is also a great feature. While this is my first furnace, and I doubt it will need replacing, I would definitely purchase again and the price ...
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RCBS Pro-Melt Furnance

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: doctorggg (verified customer) , Retired Dentist, from Chesterfield, VA on May 31, 2012
Pros:  Best of the Best. Trouble Free
Cons:  Expensive
Would recommend:  yes

doctorggg wrote:

I started out with a Lee 20 pound furnance and it works well but drips a lot. I moved up to a Lyman Mag 20 and it gave me trouble from the beginning. For $300 a machine should work well. 2 calls to Lyman and the nozzle still stops up. This RCBS has been trouble free. I am very impressed with it. The mold guide is adjustable for all size molds unlike the Lyman which has a 1 width only. You will not be dissappointed with this unit. The temperature settings are right on the money. When you set it to 800 degrees that is what you get. No guessing like the Lee and Lyman. Buy it.

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Only cry once

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: cmemiss (verified customer) , Longtime shooter/reloader, from Texas on Feb 5, 2012
Pros:  Does what it is designed to do and does it well.
Cons:  Instructions could be better, price.
Would recommend:  yes

cmemiss wrote:

For my entire life I have heard "Buy quality only cry once, buy poor quality and you will always cry." This furnace works better than the other two I have tried (Lee and Lyman) by a factor of at least 5. It melts 22 pounds in about 20 min. and the temp. control seems to be outstanding. The price is a high hurdle but once you take a big gulp and plunk down the $$ you will begin to enjoy casting as never before. I had to call RCBS over my dumbness once (a GFI problem) and received great help and was not treated like the dummy I really was for not troubleshoothing the problem better. Couldn't ask for more--except extending their rebate.

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RCBS Pro-Melt Furnace 120 V-ac

Product Ratings:
Overall rating:
5 / 5
Easy To Set Up:5 / 5
Features:5 / 5
Meets expectations:5 / 5
Usability:5 / 5
Value for your money:5 / 5

Author: mattygfunk94 (verified customer) from norristown pa on Aug 25, 2011
Would recommend:  yes

mattygfunk94 wrote:

this thing is great takes half the time then my old lyman

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