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Old 02-02-2013, 8:22 AM
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Default Interest level in custom floor standing press stands

I just spent the last month or so making a press stand for my Hornady LnL. I'll call it my prototype.

I was at my local welder's shop yesterday picking up my final addition to my press stand and he asked me if other reloaders might be interested in a similar stand. Interesting thought.

I know when I was looking around last year, the only stand/mount put out by a press manufacturer was Dillon at http://www.dillonprecision.com/#/con..._Mounting_Post

If you don't want to mount it to the floor, you're stuck and if you own a read, black, orange or green press, it wouldn't "fit" without modifications.

So my local welder (his profession, not hobby) and I started throwing around ideas for a product in this space along the lines of:
  1. Standard stand (base, colum and top plate)
  2. Base plate would have either longer/wider dimensions for wheels or smaller for mounting directly to the floor. Your choice.
  3. Top plate to fit your specific brand of press
  4. Price - ?? at this point. Trying to gauge interest more than anything.

Options (obviously at some additional cost)
  1. Custom top plate (that isn't part of the standard listing/offering)
  2. Column sizing differences (taller/shorter)
  3. Base plate differences
  4. Possible coatings (powder/paint)
  5. Shipping by freight due to weight

Just trying to see what the interest level might be for something in this space. Modifying grinder stands doesn't fit the bill in my book. Maybe offering a 90% complete stand and letting the buyer finish it (paint/finish, etc.) might fill a need.

There are plenty of bench top strong mounts to choose from, but very limited floor standing/mount stands and we aren't all welders or builders.

Just a thought.

Here's my stand link: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...5#post10398885
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Old 02-02-2013, 8:36 AM
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Full height press stand? Interesting. Shipping would be brutal.
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Old 02-02-2013, 8:45 AM
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Old 02-02-2013, 9:59 AM
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Please insert pics in this thread....linking to another thread that then has links to photobucket is not doing it.

1) Capture the image info on photobucket "Direct Link"

2) Click the mountain pic image icon at the top of your posting box

3) Paste direct link info...

And, presto, images in the thread.

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:55 AM
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I made a home made stand. I used a plow disk as a base (obtained for free by a farmer in the family). I purchased two couplings and a threaded piece of galvanized pipe from Home Depot. I had one coupling welded to the disk and another to a plate of steel that my press mounts onto. It worked so well that I made another plate/disk assembly for my shotgun reloader.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:27 AM
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Simple steel framing plate from Home Depot with a section of C-channel welded to it fits rock solid in your weight bench upright or workbench vise.

Multitasking at it's best.

A sales point for your stand would be accessorizing, plenty of small parts go with this job - are the handy?
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Old 02-02-2013, 3:24 PM
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I'd definitely be interested in a stand. Of course depending on cost and maybe picking up the stand would save on shipping?
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Old 02-02-2013, 4:26 PM
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How about a vise plate similar to the one that I made? He could make them easily enough and they would fit into most any vise. Since most vises swivel, multiple loader space could be planned and one loader can be used at a time when multiple calibers are waiting.

Here is what mine looks like, it currently has four SDB's on it and works great.

Most home benches have a vise mounted to them already anyway, multitasking.

You also could make a slider plate that would accommodate different loaders instead of making specific top plates. Just make bolt holes in the top plate and have slider plates for specific loader that bolt onto the top plate.



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How about a vise plate similar to the one that I made? He could make them easily enough and they would fit into most any vise. Since most vises swivel, multiple loader space could be planned and one loader can be used at a time when multiple calibers are waiting.

Here is what mine looks like, it currently has four SDB's on it and works great.

Most home benches have a vise mounted to them already anyway, multitasking.

You also could make a slider plate that would accommodate different loaders instead of making specific top plates. Just make bolt holes in the top plate and have slider plates for specific loader that bolt onto the top plate.



Interesting. I'll run it by him.
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Old 02-02-2013, 6:42 PM
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How about a press mount that attaches to a standard drill press column?

It could be mounted to the column just above the table, swing the table out of the way and the press into position...etc. I have an old floor standing drill press that weighs hundreds of pounds, it seems like it would be a good base for a reloading press as well.
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