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Posted: 3/7/2010 4:55:55 PM EDT
I just got a lee challenger press and I want to mount it to something but I don’t want to mount it to a bench. So my question is how I would get about mounting so I can move it around and use it easily? I’m sorry if this question has been answered before.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 4:57:57 PM EDT
Mount it to some sort of a plate and clamp the plate to your bench?


I mount all of my presses to 1" thick aluminum plates that have a specific bolt down pattern in them.  All of the plates are then interchangeable in mounting to my bench.   (I am on the overkill end of things)
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 4:59:36 PM EDT
Thats what I was thinking but I wanted soem imput from more experanced people first.
Thank you
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:42:39 PM EDT
Bolt press to 2 x 6, 2 x 8, what ever you got, C clamp to table, bench, ect.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:08:55 PM EDT
Birch or Oak plywood is your friend.



Take 2 pieces of high quality plywood 3/4" thick, mount the press to one of them.

Countersink some holes in the second piece to line up with the end of the bolts sticking out on the bottom of the first piece, then attach them together with heavy duty wood screws.



Now you have an assembly which can be clamped to any table, and if you need to take it apart, it's just a few screws.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:53:13 PM EDT



Originally Posted By dryflash3:


Bolt press to 2 x 6, 2 x 8, what ever you got, C clamp to table, bench, ect.


All 4 of my presses are mounted on 2x8 or 2x12. I countersink holes in the bottom and run the bolts up from the bottom to secure the press. Then I use 2 C-clamps to put it where ever I want on the bench without drilling holes all over my bench.



 
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 8:26:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Bolt press to 2 x 6, 2 x 8, what ever you got, C clamp to table, bench, ect.


This.  I used my RC for a long time bolted to a 2x6 C-clamped to the table.
Link Posted: 3/8/2010 4:10:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
Bolt press to 2 x 6, 2 x 8, what ever you got, C clamp to table, bench, ect.


+1

I have stuff bolted to boards and C-clamped all over the place. Works great.

jonblack
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