Modular Reloading Bench Anchoring

Jack Master

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Hey all, Though I would share how I mount and move my reloading press and accessories on my bench.
I was looking for a way to move things where I wanted and to attached and remove other items. Trimmer, Primmer, powder drop etc. This to me is a cheaper way to achieve the same idea as Ultimate Reloader can do.

My bench is a piece of counter top that is 1.5" thick ( 2 layers of particle board) that was free to me, so I used it. I installed 3/8" threaded inserts with 1/2" washers on a standard interval (8" for me) and mount all of my tools on 3/4" oak boards so I can attached them to the table. ( See Photos) This has worked really well for quick attaching or moving things. My Press has a double thick base to deal with the extra pressures.

I do have holes in my bench but have not had an issue with this.

Note - I started the 8" measurements from each end so I can mount the main press on either end. This happily left me with a 4" interval near the middle of the bench.

I used some of these = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WC8TVG/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1/2" washers and a 10MM hex wrench to install them. I recommend the proper size drill bit for installation as well.

On a side note the Vise had been one of the best thing ever on the bench, and I can easily remove it.
Vise - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YS401X0/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - I won't say it perfect but it works.
Vise Jaws - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FT2QTDA/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The shelving above the bench is an old mail slot for a church. Works pretty well to hold all the little crap we all want to pile in there.

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skatz11

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Cool idea! I like it. I’ve been using the quick mounts from Inline Fabrication. You may want to check them out. Pretty reasonablly priced and well thought out.

https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/quick-change-press-mounting-system

I switch out a rock chucker and Dillon 550 on one spot on my reloading bench. I also have a vise on setup with one so I can take it off my gun cleaning bench when not needed.
 

Rprecision

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Hey all, Though I would share how I mount and move my reloading press and accessories on my bench.
I was looking for a way to move things where I wanted and to attached and remove other items. Trimmer, Primmer, powder drop etc. This to me is a cheaper way to achieve the same idea as Ultimate Reloader can do.

My bench is a piece of counter top that is 1.5" thick ( 2 layers of particle board) that was free to me, so I used it. I installed 3/8" threaded inserts with 1/2" washers on a standard interval (8" for me) and mount all of my tools on 3/4" oak boards so I can attached them to the table. ( See Photos) This has worked really well for quick attaching or moving things. My Press has a double thick base to deal with the extra pressures.

I do have holes in my bench but have not had an issue with this.

Note - I started the 8" measurements from each end so I can mount the main press on either end. This happily left me with a 4" interval near the middle of the bench.

I used some of these = https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WC8TVG/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1/2" washers and a 10MM hex wrench to install them. I recommend the proper size drill bit for installation as well.

On a side note the Vise had been one of the best thing ever on the bench, and I can easily remove it.
Vise - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YS401X0/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - I won't say it perfect but it works.
Vise Jaws - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FT2QTDA/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The shelving above the bench is an old mail slot for a church. Works pretty well to hold all the little crap we all want to pile in there.

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I have all my presses mounted to receivers for passenger car trailer hitches. I have a main frame under my bench th that doesn't disrupt powder scales.
 

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