Saw something intriguing on Ebay: Multi-colored CNC machined tool heads for Dillon 550 and 650 reloading machines. Then I noticed the price was also much better than Dillon !
In swapping out a Dillon 550B for an XL650, one of the main costs was going to be replacing the 8 tool heads. Dillon is asking $33 for each tool head on the 650, so besides the price of the press it was going to be an additional $230 just to hold my dies ! That was a serious impediment to the upgrade plan.
As with all things Ebay, expectations were for some cheap junk from China that broke the first time it was used. You can image how delighted I was when the package arrived and the tool heads were even higher quality than Dillon !!!
And, they are available in different colors, which will help identify the units.
These tool heads are USA made, CNC machined to very high tolerances, and then anodized to different colors. The quality is high enough to be aircraft grade. My 3 samples have been bouncing around my bench for a week, in and out of the new press, and show no signs of wear. The fit is excellent !
If you go onto Ebay, you'll want to bookmark the Jofer Ebay store and watch the prices. The list price for the 650 tool head is a competitive $24 to $29, but on Christmas I saw these same items for $12 each. Later on New Years day they were $18. So the price varies day to day
and you can really save if you're willing to wait.
Check them out on the web... http://www.joferusa.com/?page_id=3610
Check out their Ebay store... http://stores.ebay.com/joferusa-outlet?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
And on top of the good prices... the shipping for one unit was $4. They shipped all 3 of these for the same low price. They used USPS Flat Rate boxes, so delivery was on-time and right to the mail box.
Color me pleased !