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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Reloading bench

I'm am building a dedicated reloading bench this winter and I was looking for ideas. I have a general idea of what I want to build. Has anyone mounted their press on a removable tray like this picture? If you did how well does is work? Also what is a good height for the bench? Right now I use my workbench and it is about 31" and it feels way too low. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reloading bench

My loading bench is at a normal counter height, and I used a wooded stool.

The mount you show looks interesting if you are going to use a couple different presses. Would certainly save on some space.

If you only use one press then it looks over engineered. Dust and dirt will have to be cleaned or it probably won't fit together right after awhile.

My press is perminantly mounted to the left side of my bench (I'm left handed). I have a couple accessories mounted on 1x4's that I screw to the bench when I need them. I've done this with my trimmer and powder dropper.

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Re: Reloading bench

My press is through bolted to the bench with a steel plate on the underside. You can generate a lot of torque when resizing, especially if you don't have enough lube. I don't think a removable piece like you have shown will be substantial enough in the long run.

The height of my bench is 33 1/2"
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Re: Reloading bench

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My loading bench is at a normal counter height, and I used a wooded stool.

The mount you show looks interesting if you are going to use a couple different presses. Would certainly save on some space.

If you only use one press then it looks over engineered. Dust and dirt will have to be cleaned or it probably won't fit together right after awhile.

My press is perminantly mounted to the left side of my bench (I'm left handed). I have a couple accessories mounted on 1x4's that I screw to the bench when I need them. I've done this with my trimmer and powder dropper.
hmm im right handed and my press is on the left side of the bench....i just tend to set stuff on the right side and was bumping dtuff off the press. so i moved it on the left side, now im used to it.

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Re: Reloading bench

Been reloading about 45 years and the last 31 years of it has been out of this closet. It's desk height made with 1/4" steel angle frame, press is bolted through the frame, small but very heavy. I just roll my chair back and forth between the bench and computer. It's all ready to go except I have to stand up to get the powder.


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Re: Reloading bench

Thanks for the input everyone. I still have a little work to finish up in the area where I'm installing the bench.

Tundragriz that looks like an nice and cozy setup.
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Re: Reloading bench

my main bench is made of 2x4's. It's 8' long and is 34" high. I have a piece of 3/4" plywood with a piece of masonite for the top. It's a comfortable height for me when sitting. I have a shorter bench with two shotgun presses on it. It's not as comfortable but I don't use those two as much. I also have a smaller bench (same height) for sizing cast bullets.


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Re: Reloading bench

I built my bench over the holidays. I still have to apply a few more coats of sealer and mount my press. Everything sort of fell into place with this project. I was able to get a few wall cabinets to mount over the bench for free. Can't wait to start using the bench.

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Looks good so far.

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Re: Reloading bench

Good looking bench.
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