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What are the dimmensions of the Dillion 550B base?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jwc17, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. jwc17

    jwc17

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    I am considering building a stand for a Dillon 550B and would like to know the length and width of its base and how far apart its mounting holes are.
     
  2. woncrzymof0

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    if no one gets to this I'll let you know in about a half hour..

    I am in the middle of something but I'm going down to do some reloading and will measure it up for you
     

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    the part that clamps to the table is about 4*5 a little bigger than the rockchucker
     
  4. woncrzymof0

    woncrzymof0

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    the base of the actual loader is roughly 4 3/4" x 3 3/4"

    the extended base the comes from dillon shown here..

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    sits roughly 10" x 12 3/4"
     
  5. OzzyOsbourne

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    One additional note I want to make: when you pull the handle, the linkage at the bottom comes down below where it sits at rest. So, you want the blue linkage section at the bottom (look at mofo's photo) to extend beyond the edge of your bench.

    Additionally, I mounted my 550x to a solid piece of wood, and then clamp that wood to my bench. That way, if i need additional bench space, I can just unclamp the holding block and move the entire thing out of the way, without having to mess with the bolts on the 550.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. jwc17

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    Does the 550B need clearance behind the ram to operate properly? If I bolt it to a large solid upright post will I have any trouble with the ram hitting the post?
     
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    yep forgot to mention that.. I actually put mine as close as possible and lightly sanded a notch out so it fits smooth.

    Clamp is not a bad idea.. but I built an 8' bench.. I got plenty of room. :supergrin:


    not sure I understand the question... the bottom of the lever does pivot forward a little and will need to be a few inches away from anything.. if that is what you were asking?
     
  9. n2extrm

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    I had this pic from before I rebuilt my bench. This is the 550 with the handle all the way down. Hope it helps.

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  10. Harley08

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    Buy the 550
    Best thing I have ever done.
     
  11. jwc17

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    Yes, that helps thank you.

    I want to know if the back of the handle would hit the wood behind it if it extended several inches lower.

    Does the edge of the bench you bolt the press to need to extend a bit beyond the face of any vertical surface below?

    If you had a workbench with a solid top and solid front that met at a 90 degree angle, would the back of the handle hit the front of the bench?
     
  12. PCJim

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    jwc, I have my 550b mounted directly to a benchtop that has no front lip. I'll check it tonight and let you know how far forward of the front edge, if any, I ended up mounting the press. I am sure that I clamped it in place and checked clearances before marking and drilling the mounting holes.
     
  13. woncrzymof0

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    I agree.
     
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    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    Yes it will hit with a top and solid front that meet at a 90 degree angle if you are using a 2x6 or bigger front face.
     
  15. jwc17

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    I ordered my press yesterday and am planning benchwork (actually a vertical 4x6 post) now. How much overhang should I use with a 2x6 or bigger front face?
     
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    You want the 550 mounted tight against the top and front of your bench. It just needs that overhang like in the picture.
     
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    Yes, if the bench is over 6" deep (from the top surface to the bottom).
     
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    Yes the handle and pivot go under the bench. Like C4W said if the surface is deeper top to bottom then 6" you will have interference. If you use a 6X6 or similar you will have to notch it out. If you have a 1 inch overhang then it will clear.
     
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    I just rebuilt my bench with 2X4s and 3/4 plywood very solid. I doubled the front 2X4 and carige bolted it, and glued it. I also doubled the plywood, with glue between the joists and the two top pieces.

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