12 posts
Joined July 2010

Die lock rings

I'm new to die adjustment as I've used a SDB for mamy years and have now moved up to a 550C.
Is there a General rule for how tight the die lock rings should be? I've seen finger tight but wasn't sure if that is correct. Feedback is greatly appriciated.
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Die lock rings

Finger tight, then snug with a wrench. No need to torque them down. BUt using just finger tight, they can vibrate loose.
21 posts
Joined September 2014

RE: Die lock rings

I have problems with the RT1200 working the nuts loose.

What I did is snugging the nut on top and then snugging a nut on the bottom of the tool head for the dies that have exposed threads on both sides of the toolhead.

So far it is working.