Dust Covers for Presses....


March 27, 2005, 07:23 AM
I was wondering what everyone used for a Dust cover for their press if a company doesn't make one for a certain press or if there is anything cheaper than the manufactures cover. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.

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30 cal slob
March 27, 2005, 07:27 AM

give 'em a holler they have a huge catalog.

If you want cheap, just put a plastic bag over it (well, static is a problem).

You can go to Wally world and cut up a vinyl shower curtain for something like $2.50.

March 27, 2005, 08:02 AM
I have a couple cloth sacks made up for dust covers. I had a friend's wife who owns a sewing machine make them up for me in exchange for a bottle of home made wine. The wine's long gone but the covers will probably outlast me

Swamp Yankee
March 27, 2005, 08:09 AM
Nylon drawstring sleeping bag/hiking gear sacks work just fine.

You can usually find them at WallyWorld, Target, or a chain sporting goods company. For the size to cover a large reloading press probably less than $5.

Take Care

March 27, 2005, 08:57 AM
Got two Dillons, one with pretty blue factory cover, other with old T-shirt. Pillow case works nice too, if I can swipe one without the wife noticing.

Will prob get a Dillon cover when I have reason to order some other stuff from them. Ain't real thrilled with paying big postage for small orders. Recently ordered a "spare parts kit"....weighted couple oz... and postage was about $6, for a $13.95 item.

March 27, 2005, 09:02 AM
I use a pillow case or I have a cloth drop cloth to cover the whole reloading bench!

The Bushmaster
March 27, 2005, 10:11 AM
I use clear plastic bags for my press and electronic scale. Any old clear plastic thin film bags. I haven't had any problem with static electricity. At least, not as yet.

March 27, 2005, 10:34 AM
that I put across the entire loading bench. Both reloaders, the drill press (for chamfering), the tumbler and the tool heads, etc.are covered, ;)

March 27, 2005, 10:58 AM
Currenty I dont have any covers for my press's. I just fire up the compressor and use air to blow them off when they get dusty.

I guess I should look into a cover or two though.

The Bushmaster
March 27, 2005, 05:07 PM
Hummm...Now why didn't I think of that. I'll just run my compressor hose right into the gun/computer room and start blowin'. Thanks Lennyjoe. Now I l have another reason to run from my wife and her BBB (Big Bad Broom) L O L.

March 27, 2005, 05:41 PM
I have gotten good milage out of the legs of discarded bluejeans. Cut them off,sew up that end,and slit the sides of the open end to make a better fit around the base of your press.

March 28, 2005, 12:10 PM
Next time the clerk says "paper or plastic?" say paper

Brown paper bag, mouth down, with a hole cut for the handle. Current bag is approching 20 yrs old and the price was certainly right! Next planned mod is to have my grandaughter, the artist, paint some appropriate scene on the bag. Just to make the area more elegant of course.


March 28, 2005, 12:15 PM
I'm supposed to cover it? Whoops. I do keep all the accesories in thier boxes, including beam scale, calipers, dies, etc - just the press sitting out.

March 28, 2005, 07:53 PM
I use a laundry bag with the built in cinch tie that I bought for $6. Keeps the dust out and the kids from playing with the press.

March 28, 2005, 08:47 PM
hehe, big plastic Target bag for me. :uhoh:

The Bushmaster
March 28, 2005, 08:51 PM
WHAT!!!??? No custom covers for our equipment??? WE are all cheapo. Target bag you say. Hummmm.

March 28, 2005, 11:43 PM
I go to Wallys and to the small appliance center and pick up a cover for a cake mixer. works well they come in different sizes.

Guy B. Meredith
March 29, 2005, 01:08 AM
Second the pillow case. Just make sure it is not one of your wife's favorites.

March 29, 2005, 11:24 AM
A couple of old bath towels.

March 30, 2005, 09:32 AM
An old bedsheet.

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