Mounted my MEC 9000 to a bench grinder stand


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hAkron
September 22, 2012, 04:41 PM
I didn't have enough room on my bench for my MEC 9000, so I bought a bench grinder stand at Harbor Freight and bolted an old cutting board to it.

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The top of the stand seems thin so I sandwiched the cutting board with a piece of 2x6
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I hung a couple of plastic bins for hulls and wads, and an empty kitty litter container for my finished shells

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tightgroup tiger
September 22, 2012, 04:45 PM
Looks good, like something you would buy for it, but probably a lot cheaper.

You may need weight under it to hold it down but I like the setup.

cfullgraf
September 22, 2012, 05:53 PM
Looks like a good set up. It will probably do fine just the way it is.

I used to load shot shell with a MEC 600jr on a particle board typewriter stand. Much less substantial than your grinder stand.

It will be handy to be able move it out of the way when not in use.

hAkron
September 22, 2012, 06:20 PM
It's got rubber feet on the bottom that help it grip the floor. It seems to be heavy enough to be stable.

FROGO207
September 22, 2012, 07:45 PM
Great idea for sure. I would consider putting a cookie sheet between the MEC and cutting board to catch the lead and propellant that will inevitably spill out of it if it were mine. I did that and it keeps my work area and floor lots cleaner.:)

hAkron
September 22, 2012, 09:41 PM
Great idea for sure. I would consider putting a cookie sheet between the MEC and cutting board to catch the lead and propellant that will inevitably spill out of it if it were mine. I did that and it keeps my work area and floor lots cleaner.:)

That's not a bad idea! My basement floor is pretty well covered in shot.

Another improvement I'm planning is to drill a hole for the spent primers to drop into a bottle of some kind.

hAkron
September 22, 2012, 09:50 PM
This is the stand I'm using
http://www.harborfreight.com/universal-bench-grinder-stand-3184.html

oneounceload
September 22, 2012, 10:09 PM
Where are you going to put the hydraulic unit you are going to want?.... ;)

Kp321
September 22, 2012, 11:31 PM
Ironic! I built a reloader stand 40 years ago, before I had a place for a real bench. That stand now holds my grinder!

hang fire
September 23, 2012, 02:15 AM
That HF stand worked out great, I never thought of that option. I made a plate for my Mec 600 JR to make temporary mount on my drill press table.

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FROGO207
September 23, 2012, 07:03 AM
A little OT.:o
hAkron---To catch primers I use an old sardine can (large sized, kippers) it catches all of them with ease and holds a bunch. A bit of trial and error and you will get a good placement of it. I also use the sardine cans (opened by a can opener to avoid the lip) to hold small lots of brass as I process them to keep track of amounts before putting in loading blocks. Or to dump bullets or primers into so I can pick them up easily without spreading them all over the bench.

hAkron
September 23, 2012, 07:10 PM
Don't the cans smell fishy??:barf:

Nobody eats meat in my house, but I guess I could give the sardines to the cats and keep the tin :):) I'm currently using those plastic ziplock food containers. I get 4 of them with lids from walmart for like $2.00 I keep brass and small parts in them

FROGO207
September 23, 2012, 09:38 PM
Only if you fail to wash them well.:D I like them because they will be heavier than plastic and not move. Your solution sounds great also. I was just using something that I otherwise would just recycle so it becomes a useful item for no cost.

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