Reloading bench plans

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Cullboss, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Cullboss

    Cullboss Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have good plans to build a reloading bench? I am a rookie reloaded and I am looking to build a bench. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  3. Spuds

    Spuds Well-Known Member

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    Lots of plans on the web if you search. This site has several.
     
  4. Cullboss

    Cullboss Well-Known Member

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    Thanks new to this site also.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I just paid like $200 for the Stack-On brand reloaders bench from Midway USA, and it has been perfect so far. Thinking about getting another one when I get my progressive press setup.
     
  6. notajeep

    notajeep Well-Known Member

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    I reload for precision mostly. So I use a single stage press, simple powder dump and digital scale. Vs somebody with the Dillon big bad boy with a price tag of $1500 and nickel and dime you for every additional accessory. I'm guess what I'm trying to say is start out with plenty of room on a solid sturdy surface. As for plans sorry I don't have any, I went with the tables and cabinets I already had. Don't forget plenty of overhead lighting as well. Good luck!
     
  7. Zep

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    Just make sure it is long enough. I reload metallic and shotgun and since I need some shot shells I will have to take my single stage off the bench and put the MEC up, then take the MEC down and put the single stage up...

    Oh, I am using my father's old work bench. An old heavy duty workbench is the Bee's knees for this kind of work. I mount my presses to 2x12s and I c-clamp the 2x12s to the bench.
     
  8. gamehawker

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    A heads up to people looking to get their first reloading bench.

    Cabelas has the Stack-On brand reloaders benches currently on sale right now.

    I got the deluxe Stack-On reloading bench with back wall for $169.99.

    And with the free shipping promotion Cabelas is currently having right now (there is an extra $18 since it is a large, heavy item) I got it for $187.99 delivered. MidwayUSA has them for $200 plus shipping (they are not currently in-stock too).

    I think that is quite a deal for this reloading bench.
     
  9. Cullboss

    Cullboss Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the insight. I will post a pic.
     

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  10. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a 70.00 work bench from northern tool and then modified it to fit my needs. Works great for me and cheap too.
     
  11. BrentM

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    This is my set up. I just got the new bench on the right and had not moved or set up stuff yet. Above it I installed more shelving so all the reloading stuff is one place and I can smith on the left bench.
     
  12. BrentM

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    Technical difficulties. Oops
     

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  13. Nimrod

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    I made mine from leftover lumber from a cabinet project and a shipping skid we got some sheet metal on at work.

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  14. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Haha...how do your kids feel about sleeping in the same room as the reloading bench? :)

    Seriously though...your bench turned out well.

    I have been over to Cullboss's house and that 16 ft reloading bench needs some more equipment on it!