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Reloading press mount

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Cowcatcher, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Cowcatcher

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    IMG_2242.JPG IMG_2246.JPG IMG_2247.JPG I'm building some receiver hitch style mounts for my reloading presses. My new bench (one I built for our leather shop and we outgrew it) is 2'x4' with shelves up the back. The borders of it are 2x6 lumber. I'll cut a square hole in a few locations to be determined and bolt my home made receiver hitches to the bench. Then I'll weld a plate to the smaller square tubing that the press will bolt to. Then I can move presses around with the turn of a bolt that I'll weld a t-handle on. A buddy of mine is who I stole the idea off of. He's got 7 presses and various other tools such as a swager. No more space than he has he can't have em all stationary. I'm kinda in the same boat.
     
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    Nice looking welds. Tig?
    How do you keep the presses rigid? Shims or wedges?
    Edit: Never mind, I see how your doing it after re-reading the post.
     
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    Mig. Yep, I'll weld a nut where the hole is toward the bottom of the bigger square tubing.
     
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    Good idea, whoever's (lol, who's ever?) it was.

    Nice work. :thumb:
     
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    Cool. I do something similar so to speak as I have my presses mounted to a piece of 3/4 cabinet grade plywood. I have a couple clamps that I use to hold it in place while I am working and can then just undo the clamps and move it where ever I want. I load single stage so when the weather is nice I can take the press outside to process brass. Not going to prime powder or seat outside but running a thousand cases for size and trim to length is no problem.
     
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    Not being as handy as the rest of you, I just use the setup from Inline Fabrication.
     
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    Damn. I wish my MIG looked that good. I'm happy when I don't get porosity!
     
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    I give credit to the machine. It's crazy easy to make nice welds with this Lincoln 210mp. Keep tip and nozzles clean, set the thickness you're welding, turn the gas on, point the gun at the metal and squeeze button. I will be honest, the above beads are "pulsed". This machine can be set to do it automatically but I just do it manually. It makes a pretty weld. If I'm welding something that shows, I try to do pretty. What I call pulse is: letting off the trigger between each "C" you make, move over a little and fire up again. I can run a decent looking bead holding the trigger and going steady but this pulse thing just looks better.
     
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    Millermatic 252. I got no excuses.
     
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    Yeah you got a nice machine for sure. You know what they say bout practice.
     
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