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jbean66
03-16-2005, 10:31 PM
Hello,

What bench would you use to mount a Dillon Square deal with strong mount???

Thanks for any help.
Jbean66

jbean66
03-16-2005, 10:31 PM
Hello,

What bench would you use to mount a Dillon Square deal with strong mount???

Thanks for any help.
Jbean66

bwiese
03-16-2005, 10:58 PM
Ted...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I would love to have a Kennedy 1550 but at $350 + shipping it's pretty costly. Often, Home Depot sells a similar steel "workshop bench" with a thick wood counter top that only costs $100. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Home Depot one is lame compared to Kennedy - light weight, tinny drawers, crappy slides.

I believe the higher end Craftsman/Sears one may be same as Kennedy and you won't have to pay shipping.

I'm sorry, I can't solve your space problems for you though.

But you're welcome to store it in my garage http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Bill Wiese
San Jose

BigAL
03-17-2005, 6:22 AM
I got one of those large $100 work benches from Lowes. Weighs over 100lbs and plenty sturdy for my Dillon 650 without bolting to the floor.

Sheldon
03-17-2005, 6:34 AM
Your bench should be stable....so weight is your friend. One of my benches is a Craftsman rollaway that I bolted a homemade top onto, made from a doubled up piece of plywood. I then bolted that to the wall for better stability.

Kennedy Bench that's neat and tidy.
http://www.kennedymfg.com/images/1550.jpg

My loaded Kennedy bench....not so neat, but I'm working on it!!! The drawers drag really bad on that Kennedy bench. You'de have though for the money they would be on bearings. You are paying for the nice table top on that model. I lucked out on buying the entire reloading setup from a guy who was moving and had lost interest and I got the Kennedy bench thrown in for FREE. I would never have bought it on my own....I'm too cheap!! I have started to clean up my reloading areas. I have two reloading benches that have gotten too cluttered over the years.
http://home.earthlink.net/~hommbs/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/reloadingroom2.jpg

shooterx10
03-17-2005, 9:10 AM
Ted,

I have heard of apartment dwellers (or reloaders who lack room) who use a Black & Decker Workmate bench. The reloading press sits on top of a thick pine board clamped with C-clamps or bolted down. There is a piece of 2x4 that is bolted down the middle of the board which is then clamped to the Workmate. You can use bags of lead shot on the legs to hold the bench down.

The whole contraption is disassembled and/or folded away for storage when not in use.

I have a picture somewhere of a similar setup and I'll post it up if and when I find it. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Rikarin
03-17-2005, 3:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shooterx10:

I have a picture somewhere of a similar setup and I'll post it up if and when I find it. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pretty please! I am thinking setting up inside the closet with Ikea shelvings. Not studdy but I can nail three posts to the walls and figured that will be good enough. But disassemblable would be reat

pre-aklon
04-06-2005, 10:26 PM
Shootewr:

I was once an apartment dweller and the Black & Decker Workmate was just the ticket. I mounted a sheet of plywood on top, drilled holes where various devices fit - heck, it worked so good I still use it out in my garage now that I have my own place.

Why change a good thing?

ivanimal
04-07-2005, 1:00 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/reload.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/reload2.jpg

I make my own benches out of office furniture worksurfaces and angle iron from industrial shelving. I also made my own mount for the dillon 550B, this give me the proper height I needed and is more compact. It is also used to store allens and various die wrenches. If you are interested shoot me an e-mail and I can share more info.

PGBsuperior
05-02-2005, 4:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bwiese:
Ted...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I would love to have a Kennedy 1550 but at $350 + shipping it's pretty costly. Often, Home Depot sells a similar steel "workshop bench" with a thick wood counter top that only costs $100. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Home Depot one is lame compared to Kennedy - light weight, tinny drawers, crappy slides.

I believe the higher end Craftsman/Sears one may be same as Kennedy and you won't have to pay shipping.

I'm sorry, I can't solve your space problems for you though.

But you're welcome to store it in my garage http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


Bill Wiese
San Jose </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well, my own approach to this was to just go the the local lumber yard and get some 4x4's and some 2x12's, some lag bolts, and go to it. Works well and you get what you want.

Amy

gobabygo
05-02-2005, 11:43 AM
My approach was similar to PGB's except I used the 2x4 Basics legs: http://www.2x4basics.com/WorkBench-Legs.asp

I wanted a big workbench and don't have any way of transporting anything premade. This way I just made it the size I wanted and had homedepot cut out boards for the top and shelves the size I ended up making. Works great with my 650 though I still need to fasten it to a wall one of these days.


http://www.kywon.com/Guns/gunroom2.jpg