I'm looking for a portable/collapsible reloading bench for a Dillon Square Deal.
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February 27, 2006, 07:24 PM
A Craftsman portable table/vise might work.
February 27, 2006, 08:16 PM
See if MidwayUSA has anything that you can use.
February 27, 2006, 08:20 PM
I used a piece of plywood secured to my kitchen table with C clamps for years. When not in use, the C clamps went into a tool box, the plywood behind a book case.
February 27, 2006, 10:12 PM
I use the $15 HarborFreight (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=47078) knock off of of the original Black & Decker Workmate.
March 1, 2006, 08:51 AM
When I got all my equipment (I'm still relatively new at the reloading thing), I picked up a frankfort arsenal portable reloading bench. The actual bench top is about a 12 inch square, and it comes with a pattern to tell you where to drill the holes for different things. I have a press and a powder measure on mine, along with the two plastic bins that come with it (the bins just clip on the sides, easy to move or remove). I have reloaded hundreds of 308 amunition on it (not to mention other stuff) and it works fine. Just the thing for the appartment dweller. They are about $25 from Midway, if I remember correctly.
My first apartment loading stand was a piece of 3" steel tubing with a 12" square 1/4" steel plate welded on each end. I bolted the base using 4 ea 3/8" bolts on a piece of 3/4" plywood which I stood on while reloading...used three spacer boards on the bottom to clear the bolt heads from the floor. Powder measure and scale, and other eqpt are on an adjacent table. That lasted me for years...
Currently I use a Black & Decker folding workbench with a piece of 3/4" plywood bolted to the top. That does me fine for any pistol reloading, and all rifle operations except full-length case resizing, which I do in batches on a sturdy workbench elsewhere. The Black & Decker is large enough and sturdy enough for all the reloading gear except the beam scale I use to check the powder measure, which must be located on an adjacent surface to avoid jarring.