Dillon XL650 Cleaning

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by JonM, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    for years ive just been wiping it down and applying some grease here and there. today i fully dissassemble it for a very thorough cleaning.



    got it all greased up cleaned and put it back together much easier than i though it would be.

    back in one piece again.


    it runs like brand new now. its running so smooth now that i thought i left the indexing ring off and had to double check!!

    anyone else take theirs apart for a deep cleaning and regreasing??
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

    Don't have the 650 but I do it to both my square deal and 550 about once a year.

  3. anm2_man

    anm2_man Member

    I do that to my 650 around once per year. Why - I had a 550 for 22 years, never lubed anything on the press. It did 10's of 1,000's of rounds. Every time it started to wear out (Slop in the linkage), I would just have Dillon fix it. But the 650 is a high volume press, and it seems I do more reloading now than I have ever done before so it needs more maintenance.