To all the casters out there:
I have to add a comment on this topic. I just purchased the most
recent Lucas Centrifugal Casting Machine with the quick release lever
about one year ago.
This is the best unit out there. I would never use or purchase any
other unit. It is made in the USA.
I purchased my first Lucas spin casting machine in 1975. This is
without a doubt the VERY BEST design in a spin casting machine.
The only major change in this unit is an easy to replace inner
spring and the quick release lever.
The quick release make you casting as porosity free as possible if
you know how to melt metal.
The machine is almost indestructible and what I consider an industry
standard going on fifty years.
One of the great new features of the machine is the quick release
handle which not only delivers you metal instantly into the flask,
but it make the casting process safer with your hand release away
from the spinning casting arm.
This is one of the main reasons I can cast porosity free. I
regularly cast gold, silver, bronze, brass, nickel, model alloy and
stainless steel with this unit.