single stage press mount

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by flatsticks, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. BigBlue 94

    BigBlue 94 Member

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    Do those types of track need to have the ends open to insert the T-nut? The way my bench is set up, I have a wall on one end, and the other end has a 4ft length of 1/4 steel plate as the top. So running length wise might be a challenge. I could cut a spot out of the track foe the nuts be be inserted through i suppose.

    Do you think running the track perpendicular to how yours is would work? I could insert the nuts from the front edge of the bench.

    Any pics of what the nuts look like or a close up of the track?

    I really like the t-track setup, but also need the steel top plate.

    The bench also serves as my gunsmithing bench and general catchall (like every flat space in a shop lol)

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  2. MCMXI
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    @BigBlue 94, you can buy t-track with access points every x" so that you don't need to leave the ends accessible. If you want to run standard t-track parallel to the width of a bench it works just as well, depends on what you want to do. I included a link to t-track in post #6 and it will take you down the rabbit hole if you're so inclined. If you look at Armor Tool Quick Track you can see that they offer access points.

    36" Quick Track - Armor Tool (armor-tool.com)
     
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  3. flatsticks

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    That homemade riser is awesome looks like it is built like a tank , don't have the skill to make on of those .

    BigBlue 94 has a little helper on one of his shelves , looks funny just hanging out there but whatever works .
     
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  4. MauriceSam

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    That's totally awesome. Great job.
     
  5. irishlad

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    I use it for my my Rock Chucker and Lee LCT. Have another set up for my powder measure and bench primer.
     
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    I like that, the bench comes with it's own mouse trap.
     
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  8. Guy48065

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    Yes--you slide the bolt or nut in from the end.
    But yes--you could grind the "lips" off a small section of track to drop the nut in from the top.
    THIS particular t-track doesn't need special nuts or toilet bolts. It's dimensioned to hold an ordinary 3/8 bolt head or thin jam nut. A regular nut needs to be ground thinner to fit.

    That would work but doesn't give you the flexibility to position your press anywhere along the front edge.
     
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  9. deadeye dick

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    I would never reload while being distracted by TV. Maybe a radio on low sound. Any distraction is a distraction. Safety first. My .02
     
  10. HankC

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    No distraction if anything powder related, sizing and bullet seating is not as critical.
     
  11. Armored farmer

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    I built this crude riser for easier spent primer management, and for proper height when sitting on a tall stool. 20200722_140124.jpg 20200429_160301.jpg
     
  12. Uffdaphil

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    Man MCM, those stands look like you could mount a Ma Deuce on them! Nice work. I went with the IF hi-risers as I have zero fabrication talent. Press is clamped for now. Pretty stable as the industrial bench weighs 150 lbs. If/when I get a second press I will probably lose the drawer to free up mount space. Went with stand-up as I’m on the couch too much as it it.
     

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  13. deadeye dick

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    Did not mean to be critical of your methods. If not powder related i see no problem either. Sorry
     
  14. HankC

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    No problem, you have good will, nothing to sorry about. I actually learn a lesson from distraction! A few years ago, I was measuring powder and my daughter called, I answered the phone and interrupted the rhyme, forgot the brass had no power and moved to next brass. Did not check powder when seating the bullets either. When I went shooting, I could not chamber next round, open the bolt and found a bullet lodged in the throat preventing next round to chamber. I wore ear protection and was shooting reduced power, so I didn't sense from recoil or sound. Glad the primer did not push the bullet deeper, would be a Kaboom! Since then, I always check powder with a flash light before I seat bullets. Cannot tell my daughter don't call me! One time I forgot to check, I measured every round on an electrical scale! Safety first! I keep that bullet to remind me safety first!
     
  15. Phantom 309
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    I love these threads since there are so many great ideas and options presented. I'm really leaning towards doing some T-slots and a riser when I redo my bench top.

    On another note: Not to sound nitpicky, and maybe the photo was staged, but as a friendly suggestion to @tightgroup tiger lets get your little buddy in the habit of wearing safety glasses in Grandpa's shop. Especially with so much of the action taking place at face level.
     
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