Portable stands for reloading presses??

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45flattop

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Not THAT long ago, I remember seeing ads for such a product, it
was made for use in restricted spaces where a conventional bench
wasn't possible but I cannot find a source for them, does anyone
have a source reference or link? Thanks in advance fulks!!
 

Dale53

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Another possibility is the use of a Black & Decker Workmate for a reloading bench. My son was in the Army and needed a portable bench. The Workmate was his choice and it works well.

FWIW
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Three44s

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I have built two homemade stands ..........

One is built out of 2X4's and has a fabricated steel top ....... my RCBS Jr. of 35 years mounted to it.

The other, I built out of a farm disc blade sitting face down with a worn out PTO shield tube welded upright to it. Atop this is a 3/16" steel plate shaped in a rectangle. The presses that are used on this are all bolted to wooden blocks and fasten with a couple of C-clamps.

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45flattop

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Thanks to all for your suggestions, I've looked at the one Midway sells
but wonder about the top being plastic that you bolt a press on to, it
makes me wonder if it might flex too much when resizing full ength
rifle cases but I'll look at Cabelas and the Sinclair sites too.
 

the fatman

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I also use the workmate. Not quite as nice as my old home made work bench. But it does work for the apartment.
 

Flash

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45flattop":b6cxmhbj said:
Thanks to all for your suggestions, I've looked at the one Midway sells
but wonder about the top being plastic that you bolt a press on to, it
makes me wonder if it might flex too much when resizing full ength
rifle cases but I'll look at Cabelas and the Sinclair sites too.

I thought about the plastic before offering the info but with carbon fiber being so common, I doubt it's the same plastic as in our lap-tops.
 

45flattop

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I'm leaning for now towards the Midway offering, I found the
one in Sinclair's catalog just now and it still requires somewhere to
clamp the stand to, and the ones at Cabelas appear to need lumber
and still just make up a bench larger than I have a need to for now.
Thanks everyone, again!!
 

Dale53

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If you have access to a welder, you can get an old steel wheel for the base, a short length of scrap steel 2" pipe for the column, and weld a slab of steel on the top (or build a top of the proper size out of 2x10 or-r-r. You can thread the pipe on both ends and install flanges - weld the lower one on the wheel and screw the upper underneath the wood top.

That'll certainly be sturdy enough and also reasonably easy to move.

Good luck!
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