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Reloading Bench Ideas #8741554 11/24/22 03:50 PM
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Building a new bench and looking for ideas. Please post pictures if you're willing to share your designs.

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How much space do you have? That’s a big factor.

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Oh man, this has been done a few times on here over the years.

Hopefully someone can dig into the archives and find you the old threads.


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Re: Reloading Bench Ideas [Re: High Country 8] #8741586 11/24/22 04:14 PM
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Re: Reloading Bench Ideas [Re: High Country 8] #8741998 11/25/22 05:38 AM
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Having gone thru several iterations in my garage my current setup has worked the best...but that's for me.
I built my bench out of wood ( mostly 2xs ) but I tie the back to the rear wall with a full length 2x across the length.
double 2x on the legs and 2 sheets of 3/4 MDF for the top with cheap indoor outdoor carpet.
Extremely stable and added storage shelves above and below.
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Re: Reloading Bench Ideas [Re: High Country 8] #8742085 11/25/22 01:51 PM
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If you're building from scratch I'd recommend attaching gym equipment type rubber padding on the benchtop or something similar and foam panels on the floor. Great help for protecting and finding flying / dropped / misplaced components. Also easier on the legs and back. Also build tall enough to where you can work the press when standing or seated in a high bar stool like chair. Also I got lucky with the shape of my garage because I can use the angled bench as a left arm rest when I am feeding brass and bullets into the press. I think when I retire at some point I will build my bench just like this and hopefully it will be in the house!

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Re: Reloading Bench Ideas [Re: High Country 8] #8742176 11/25/22 04:20 PM
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Here is something I found handy along with a couple of suggestion.

I found these Threaded-T-Nuts at Ace Hardware. They cost about a $1 each. My bench is 10' so I flush mounted one every 12" or so. Since I have multiple presses I can mount my priming tool or powder measure anywhere that is handy. Pictures should be self-explanatory. A couple of suggestions, if your bench is up against the wall drop the back 1" so nothing rolls to the front edge. If you ever think you may some day want IN-Line Fabrications mounts, cover your bench top with 3/8" plywood. This will make it easy to cut out for their mounts.

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I had access to a bunch of safe deposit boxes, which worked out great for my reloading bench and storage. I also went with the in-line fabrication mounts.

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Here is mine but old picture from 2017. The whole room is reloading from wall to wall. Even the closet is set up with tumblers etc.

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I do not have pics, but have taken two craftsman tool drawers like this (https://www.acehardware.com/departm...d6IL70SwWBoCsJoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds), took the wheels and handle off and attached a counter top across the top, leaving enough room between them for a chair. I also attached a 3/4" sheet of plywood on the back extending up about 2.5 feet and mounted a light and peg boards to. This works great with plenty of room and the sturdy pull-out drawers are ideal for storing supplies.

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One of these days, I'm going to have a climate controlled reloading room. Now, the bench is in the corner of the garage, and the powder/primer storage is my closet.

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I use this because it’s sturdy, has lots of storage, comes with a power strip, and has lighting.

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If you're not intending something professional like those shown already, an old office desk with drawers is an easy way to do it. Furniture liquidation places or government surplus are sources.

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How do you guys keep your reloading benches so neat, everything put away and in its place? Looks like an open house ready to show. I have crap scattered about everywhere.

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Originally Posted by bluetopper
How do you guys keep your reloading benches so neat, everything put away and in its place? Looks like an open house ready to show. I have crap scattered about everywhere.


You answered in the question. Keep it neat by putting stuff away.


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How do you guys keep your reloading benches so neat, everything put away and in its place? Looks like an open house ready to show. I have crap scattered about everywhere.


You answered in the question. Keep it neat by putting stuff away.


I am a bit of a hoarder and sort of terrible at keeping my work station clean, both my desk in my office and my work bench at the house (which is my reloading bench). My bench is near the front door normally for a home office. So it becomes a easily place to just put random junk for the family, and i do it too. I regularly just clean up my bench, stuff packages and kids toys, before doing work and sometime just to keep the woman from going insane.

Also having a good shelving/storage system to me is key for being neat. I have a large, rolling workshop cabinet with drawers. i also have a small, plastic shelf with little drawers that sits atop my bench. For reloading, it is good to have shelving stoarge for both small and big. And if that is good, the a place for odder shaped objects is nice.

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^^^^^^

I have a large metal filing cabinet, overhead shelves with wire baskets hanging from them, and tote bins under the bench. All for storage. My loading bench is my work bench too so I cannot let the two fight over the space. I do have a smaller secondary bench where I keep a small organizer with little drawers as well as my books/notes. I have Lee bench plates mounted to all my bench tools so I can put them away after use too.

My main bench was purchased use off of craigslist for $75. Probably has $250 of lumber at today's prices. It's bolted to wall studs. (I sold the LAM-II at peak prices when I started powder coating).

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This is my loading bench and setup. I prefer my press (and trimmer) on a separate stand that can be moved into place when needed rather than permanently mounted on the bench. I also use this bench to clean/work on guns, etc. and don't like permanent obstructions.

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