Just the shipping alone to send one in by yourself is over $70.00! Something to ponder. I'm sure they get a lower rate for bulk/frequent use, but their costs for shipping alone on returns and legitimate repairs must be enormous.They have a rebuild/refurbish service for all presses and have had this for some time.
If you take it in there is no shipping.
Here are a few recent posts regarding that. Prices subject to change.
We charge $67.95 for a clean and lube service on the Square Deal B, which includes return shipping. Please first phone or email us with your name and address information so we can create a return authorization number for you. Current in-house turnaround time is about two weeks.
We charge $67.95 for our clean and lube service on your 550B. This includes return shipping. Not feasible to strip and repaint it, as the is a baked-on powder coating.
From Dillon Forum.....here
Just the shipping alone to send one in by yourself is over $70.00! Something to ponder. I'm sure they get a lower rate for bulk/frequent use, but their costs for shipping alone on returns and legitimate repairs must be enormous.
I'll agree that if something fracks up you NEED to clear the frackup and then continue, but it shouldn't need an hour to do so. I have virtually NO experience on my inherited RL1000 and it DID have a learning curve and I did have trouble figuring out proper procedure because as we all know, we experts and I use the term loosely, do not look at the manuals. However...once you end up refracking the machine up in the exact same way a dozen times it DOES make you curious as to what is in the book.You think you 550 is a problem take a good look at a 1050. If you are not mechanically inclined don't even give it a thought. One grain of powder in the wrong place you are out of business for an hour. I am a machinist with 37 years experience and I don't cave easily. So far I have been able to ferret out everything that machine has to offer. If you are not like me stay with your single stage press.