fwb
fwb
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Joined October 2014

XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

There is an add-on swager for the XL 650 being sold on EBay - "G.S. Custom Primer Pocket Swager";  According to some on-line sources, installation of this device on an XL650 voids the Dillon warranty. 

Is this correct?  If so, why?

Many thanks.

dillon
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dillon
2,891 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

This item is an unauthorized modification to the machine, and installation of one on a Dillon machine voids the warranty.
Jacky-earl
Jacky-earl
18 posts
Joined February 2012

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

I've seen this same thing myself. In my opinion, it would put too much upward pressure on the shellplate that is not supported. Could break the shellplate bolt. Even with the Dillon super swager you have to make adjustments or you will over swage. Its hard to explain but the crimps are different. If you are using the gs custom swaged on light crimps and then get a heavy in there it could ruin your day. You can't expect Dillon to warrant an aftermarket part. I wouldn't. You will also hear that the 1050 does it. Why not the 650. The 1050 is a whole nuther beast. Compare toolheads and you'll see what I mean.
sjnewkirk
sjnewkirk
3 posts
Joined October 2015

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

on press swagers abuse the press. The 650 is a well engineered machine, but not designed for the heavy stresses that a swager can inflict. Respect your machine and find some other solution. I prefer to bevel with an $8 home depot device in an electric drill.
imdamnedifido
imdamnedifido
2 posts
Joined December 2014

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

What is your "$8 home depot device in an electric drill"
Tkd Brad
Mcodde
Mcodde
3 posts
Joined July 2015

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

Not sure what sjnewkirk uses, but I’m guessing it’s what I use. Just a cheap counter sink bit has worked fantastic for me: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-1-2-in-Titanium-Countersink-Drill-Bit-CST1/203530165

I’ve tried several swagers, including the RCBS bench mounted and have seen friends use the on-press 650 swager. All of the swagers I mentioned seem to do ALRIGHT but don’t clear the crimp well enough in my opinion. My experience is a heavy crimped case will still give you issues unless you bevel. I’m really curious how the on-press 1050 swager does, but wouldn’t want to abuse my 650 with an aftermarket one. Counter sink bit works well, cheap, and allows the new primer to slide in like butter.
Fishobaby
Fishobaby
8 posts
Joined December 2017

RE: XL 650 swager - warranty voided?

The countersink SJ uses is a half-inch diameter with a 1/4" hex shank.