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Not the first time this has happened but don’t remember when previously or how many rounds ago, maybe 50 to 75k. Guys said would send out no charge. I may just buy one to have on hand. I read on the forum somewhere that is a known design flaw. Sort of concentrates the force on the right hand side. Guess the Square Deal would be different as in more symmetrical. Anyone else run into this? I think the cranks on the 550C have a grease cirque, however that is spelled


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I have seen photos of folks that have become them on SD’s, 550’s and 640’s.

After 30+ Years loading on Dillon presses, I haven’t broke one but now that I said that I expect to break all three next time I use them.

Actually I think they are all safe fore sure not that I lube all my cases. It takes significantly less effort on my part to load, has to be easier on the press too.
 
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Mostly pistol and use the carbide dies and always lube the rifle ones. Since both cranks have failed in the same place I suspect is a design flaw and the crank is a sacrificial part in the vast scheme of things. Will afford me the opportunity to deep clean and relube.


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So what exactly broke? Can you post a pic?


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MY 1st 550 went about 150K before that happened. Fixed for no charge.


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So what exactly broke? Can you post a pic?


I will try to post a picture but is the crank part-just to the left of where the handle goes in. Exactly where the last one broke.


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MY 1st 550 went about 150K before that happened. Fixed for no charge.


Fred,
yes new part on its way, no charge. Maybe i will keep a round count on this one. Been reloading about 27 years or so all on a dillon 550.


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Metal fatigue,you guys are plain wearing the things out
They mothball ship and planes because of metal fatigue Wink
 
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Metal fatigue,you guys are plain wearing the things out
They mothball ship and planes because of metal fatigue Wink


Guilty as charged. I don’t know how many rowing machines I went theough earlier in life. Was pretty hard on my hoist machine too but that mainly suffered from being moved and disassembled and reassembled. I plan on leaving my 550 B out on the desert of Davis Monthan air base next to a B 58 Hustler


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Metal fatigue,you guys are plain wearing the things out
They mothball ship and planes because of metal fatigue Wink


All back together huzzah. Need to install the new light. I think I will order those parts to have on haand and see if I can get the C version of the crank.


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