Received 550b today!


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MeanStreaker
November 25, 2006, 10:13 PM
I received my Dillon 550b today from Graf's and was surprised that there weren't any nuts/bolts to attach it to my work bench. At first I thought, "No Problem" and went through my misc assortment of bolts. Alas, I didn't have any 1/4" that were long enough to go through my bench. :mad:

Why wouldn't they include the nuts/bolts needed to attach to the bench?

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CrackerJim
November 25, 2006, 10:38 PM
Mine will be coming in this week. Appreciate the heads up, I'll make sure I've got hardware on hand.

Jim

Steve C
November 25, 2006, 10:47 PM
Why wouldn't they include the nuts/bolts needed to attach to the bench?

Fasteners are seldom supplied with equipement. Rather than trying to guess what everyone needs they let you figure that one out on your own. You don't get mounting bolts when you buy any other type of tools be it other loading tools, bench grinders, drill presses, etc. Just one of lifes little burdens.

BruceB
November 26, 2006, 11:43 AM
Jeez...do you suppose it might JUST be the fact that they don't know what sort of bench it'll be attached to??

I've seen steel benchtops, aluminum benchtops, plywood and OSB-board benchtops, wooden tops 1/2" thick and wooden tops FIVE INCHES thick.....what sort of fasteners will work for all of those?

FieroCDSP
November 28, 2006, 05:21 PM
I've seen steel benchtops, aluminum benchtops, plywood and OSB-board benchtops, wooden tops 1/2" thick and wooden tops FIVE INCHES thick.....what sort of fasteners will work for all of those?

Duct tape:D

loud-mouth shnook
November 28, 2006, 05:54 PM
"Duct tape:D "

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SwampFox
November 28, 2006, 06:02 PM
I don't rember if my Rockchucker came with bolts but i do remember that I had to hit the hardware store to make it fit the bench.

dmftoy1
November 29, 2006, 05:16 AM
I think in Dillon's catalog they now sell the mounting hardware . .. it's like $5.49 for 4 bolts nuts and washers. I'd rather buy my own. :)

WmCC
November 29, 2006, 10:11 AM
Meanstreaker,

Congratulations on the 550! You are going to wonder why you did'nt take the leap up much sooner.

Neither RCBS or Dillon supply mounting hardware, per se. Too many possible mounting configurations, I reckon.

Enjoy you new press.

ilbob
November 29, 2006, 04:05 PM
years ago when I ordered my 650, I paid a few bucks extra and ordered the mounting bolts.

Valkman
November 29, 2006, 04:26 PM
You're right - Dillon should've asked you how thick your bench was and sent the hardware! :D

But all this is to your benefit because while you're at Home Depot you can buy some of them plastic knobs that make powder adjustment so much easier!

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