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Dust Covers for Presses....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by wscato, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. wscato

    wscato Active Member

    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.
  2. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Well-Known Member


    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.
  3. Rottweiler

    Rottweiler Well-Known Member

    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
  4. Swamp Yankee

    Swamp Yankee Well-Known Member

    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
  5. ulflyer

    ulflyer Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. P0832177

    P0832177 member

    I use a pillow case or I have a cloth drop cloth to cover the whole reloading bench!
  7. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. Tory

    Tory member

    I have a small sheet

    that I put across the entire loading bench. Both reloaders, the drill press (for chamfering), the tumbler and the tool heads, etc.are covered, ;)
  9. Lennyjoe

    Lennyjoe Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. capbuster

    capbuster Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. pilroler

    pilroler Member

    Just say paper

    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.

  13. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. OneFireStick

    OneFireStick Active Member

    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.
  15. gobabygo

    gobabygo Well-Known Member

    hehe, big plastic Target bag for me. :uhoh:
  16. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    WHAT!!!??? No custom covers for our equipment??? WE are all cheapo. Target bag you say. Hummmm.
  17. boohsdad

    boohsdad Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. Guy B. Meredith

    Guy B. Meredith Well-Known Member

    Second the pillow case. Just make sure it is not one of your wife's favorites.
  19. armabill

    armabill Well-Known Member

    A couple of old bath towels.
  20. halvey

    halvey Well-Known Member

    An old bedsheet.

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