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Dillon Allen Wrench Tool Holder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MoreIsLess, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. MoreIsLess

    MoreIsLess Member

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    I was thinking of getting one of these for my 550b as I am tired of having allen wrenches laying all over my work bench. I asked the Dillon service rep if the screws/bolts to bolt it down come with it or not or do I have to supply them. He told me that it is supposed to be bolted down using the bolts that secure my press to the table. I don't see how this could be possible because:
    1. The holes in the tool holder appear to be a lot smaller than the bolts that hold the press down.
    2. The holes on the tool holder are on the side of the tool holder and the allen wrenches are inserted in the top of the tool holder.

    Maybe he misunderstood my question. Btw, I do NOT have the strong mount, if that was he was referring to.

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    I Appreciate any comments
     
  2. dcbridgwater

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    If you could look at the other side of the tool holder you should see 2 tabs with holes that line up with the back 2 press mounting bolts. I can't see why the strong mount would make any differance, since it sits on top of the press mounting flange and then the bolts go through both. As long as your mounting bolts are long enough to make up for the thickness of the metal bracket it should bolt right up.
     
  3. MoreIsLess

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    This looks lile a little better camera shot. This picture is shown with the toolholder that includes the wrenches. This better depicts how it attaches than the picture Dillon is showing with the tool holder that doesn't include the wrenches shown in my original post.

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  4. mahansm

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    If you're getting the toolholder then the longer, ball end, dipped allen wrenches optional with the holder are much nicer than those supplied with the press. The wrench has one end that fits the 1 inch lockrings and the other end fits the adjustment on the powder bar.

    It's real convenient to just reach around the press and grab the tool you need for whatever adjustment is necessary instead of hunting for it.

    I've got one (with toolkit) on my 550 and also on my SDb.
     
  5. Kevin Rohrer

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    Here's a pic of my holder. Just use long bolts.

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  6. jmorris

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    I use a magnet.
     
  7. NeuseRvrRat

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    drill some holes in a piece of 2x4 and spend your money on components
     
  8. Ken70

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    "drill some holes in a piece of 2x4 and spend your money on components."

    These are Dillion peeps, they don't do anything simple and inexpensive. They remind of the German car guys; they could blow impressive amounts of cash whenever given the chance. Just different mindsets....
     
  9. NeuseRvrRat

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    i've got a dillon 550 and i keep my allen wrenches in a block of 2x4
     
  10. Ken70

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    "i've got a dillon 550 and i keep my allen wrenches in a block of 2x4"


    Well you're just a disgrace and none of the other Dillion owners will have anything to do with you with an attitude like that :). I'm a Lee aficionado, I have Oak blocks from trees on my compound that are the tool holders....I must be a latent Dillion owner....
     
  11. FROGO207

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    I do not own a Dillon but I DO own a couple magnetic tool holder bars. They are red:eek: but you could color them BLUE if wanted. I got mine from the local NAPA store for about $5-$6 each a few years ago. The bonus is they will hold LOTS of other things handy to your reloading station besides your Dillon tools.:D
     
  12. Sport45

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    My allen wrenches are in holes I drilled in the 2x6 my 550b is bolted to. The 2x6 gets C-clamped to my bench when I want to use the Dillon.
     
  13. Ken70

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    Another disgrace...:)
     
  14. rfwobbly

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    I also use magnets to hold hex wrenches to the side of the Strong Mount. Works great.
     
  15. Ken70

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    Don't you understand, you MUST spend the $28.95 plus shipping for the Dillion toolset and holder? "Lee" level improvisations aren't going to cut it with the Windex drinkers. If you're going to do stuff like this, you might as well own a Loadmaster....
     
  16. jmorris

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    Mine is red too.
     
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