Device for holding dies....?


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nojoke
February 6, 2013, 06:07 PM
I'd like to be able to simply swap dies from one caliber to another - I do hand gun reloading on my Hornady LnLAP.

So far I've only loaded .38sp and .357 - so I haven't had to worry about changing calibers.

I'd like to start reloading 9mm (walmart is sold out as are many retailers around here).

Is there a device for holding my decap/sizing die, my bullet feeder die, my seat/crimp die on the benchtop? I use a mix of redding and Hornady dies and for simplicity - at least for now, I'd like them on the bench sitting up.

A 2x4 with 2-1/8" holes drilled out seems kinda rough.

Suggestions?

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NeuseRvrRat
February 6, 2013, 06:08 PM
one of those racks for making jalapeno poppers on the grill

Cosmoline
February 6, 2013, 06:11 PM
I just keep them in their cases and stack the cases on a bookshelf. I try to have only one around the bench at a time to avoid mixups. Remember not all dies are well marked, or marked at all.

Spammy_H
February 6, 2013, 06:40 PM
I use the Hornady boxes as well, and you can buy extra Hornady boxes to fit your extra non-Hornady dies, in the bushings.

Alternatively, Inlinefabrications makes die trays, for use with or without the LnL die bushings:

http://www.inlinefabrication.com/bushing_die_holders.html

cfullgraf
February 6, 2013, 06:59 PM
Dies with the Hornady L-N-L bushings will fit in an RCBS die box. You have to cut out one of the saddles near the box's snap closure. This allows the bushing flange can clear the box's closure

The boxes stack nicely on the shelf.

I do not have many Hornady die sets so I do not know how well those boxes would work.

Joatmon
February 6, 2013, 08:22 PM
RCBS used to make a nice die rack, basically a folded sheet metal box set at an angle, with a lot of holes stamped into it. You could easily make one using a piece of masonite and drilling 1" holes in it. Mount it on thin boards glued together to make an open box. Paint it to match your favorite koolaid (I mean press).

tooltech
February 6, 2013, 10:51 PM
Try here: http://inlinefabrication.com/bushing_die_holders.html

He's got all kinds of handy accessories.

BYJO4
February 6, 2013, 11:42 PM
I went to Office Depot and bought stackable bins for each caliber. Since I have a Lockout Die, Quick Change Powder Die, powder metering insert, and dies for each caliber, everything fits nicely into its own bin. Since shellplates can work with various calibers, I do keep them in their own factory boxes but all the boxes sit in a master bin.

vtail
February 7, 2013, 02:41 AM
Could you post a picture of this? This sounds like a great way to store everything together, but I'm having trouble picturing what the bins look like.

HighExpert
February 9, 2013, 04:03 AM
One more reason to use a Dillon 550b. Dies installed in their own toolhead and sitting on a stand with powder measure already installed. Beautiful sight when you get about a dozen different calibers.

nojoke
February 9, 2013, 02:50 PM
tooltech and sammy - thanks - for $7.50 this option can't be beat. :D

Spammy_H
February 9, 2013, 02:58 PM
Glad to help. Fyi - check out the hornady boxes too. They're like $3.50 and can hold the dies in the bushings and have a spot for the powder measure insert as well.

-Spammy

HighExpert
February 11, 2013, 08:54 PM
Why don't you cut a wood circle that will fit in a CD (50Pack) and drill the required holes. I use the same thing for storing broadheads and it works great.

jack44
February 11, 2013, 09:01 PM
Try Dillon you looking for tool heads?

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