Gunblast readers, and anyone else who has ever
asked my advice on progressive loading equipment, know how much
I like Dillon Precision equipment. I use other brands of
accessories sometimes, from dies to powder measures, in addition
to or along with my Dillon equipment, but for the most part I
recommend and use Dillon presses, for both metallic cartridges
and shotshell loading. Their stuff works, and works well.
I am also always on the lookout for new simple
ideas that either make cartridge loading easier or more
efficient in some way. I recently received one of Dillonís new
tool holders to hold the tools needed to make adjustments and
caliber changes on their 550
progressive press. The tool holder works just as
well on the 650 press, and Dillon also has a version which
mounts on the 550 casefeeder.
One of my presses has the casefeeder attached,
and that is the machine upon which I chose to mount the tool
holder. It took about three minutes to do so, and I was in no
hurry. It is a simple two-bolt operation, no matter which
mounting location that you choose.
The new tool holder will accommodate Dillonís
Allen wrench set, which are thankfully ball-ended, and their
combination 1-inch by 7/16-inch wrench.
This is a handy little tool holder that keeps
the tools needed right at hand. It is a great idea, and I like
it. Currently priced at just under 25 bucks with the wrench set,
or just under 15 without the wrenches, it is a pretty good deal,
and will make using a Dillon press just a little bit more
Order online from Dillon Precision at: www.dillonprecision.com
or call toll free 1-800-223-4570.
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