melpolderconst
melpolderconst
1 post
Joined March 2014

Thank you Dillon

Just want to thank the guys and gals at dillon for the great support of their product. I had a primer get caught in the pick up tube, I called support and asked how to safely remove it the said not to and sent me a new pickup tube. I am really glad that I bought a dillon press 1 because of the quality of the press and 2 for the great customer support THANKS DILLON
Bkreutz
Bkreutz
41 posts
Joined May 2013

RE: Thank you Dillon

It gets better as time goes on. 
dillon
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dillon
2,923 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Thank you Dillon

Most welcome. We are happy to help keep you loading
Glennred
Glennred
15 posts
Joined March 2012

RE: Thank you Dillon

That happened to me as well and they sent me new tubes without question.  Great support from Dillon - I am fixing to purchase the D-terminator Scale this week. 

I did learn something about Primers (at least for me).  Let's say for some reason a primer has gone through the primer feed but not used you can not put them back through a primer tube.  They will get stuck every time.  At least that is my experience.  I have asked several re-loaders about this problem and they all say that the primer will not work a second time in through the primer tube.  I guess something happens to them (expand or something) when they go through the Primer feed.  Has anyone else experienced this situation?

Bkreutz
Bkreutz
41 posts
Joined May 2013

RE: Thank you Dillon

Regarding using the primers a second time. I've never had a problem doing that. Before I got the case feeder (I purposely didn't get it at first so my wife had something to get me for Christmas) I would often forget to fill the case tube before it ran out so I would have an empty slot in the shell plate. Next time I filled a primer tube I put the extras in without a problem. I suspect what is happening with yours is that the decapping pin is pulling the old primer back in and then when you get to the primer station, the new primer won't load because there is still a primer there. If you put too much pressure on that stage, the lips of the new primer will get flared out and then is too big to go through the primer tube. At least that's my $0.02.