pzlehr778
pzlehr778
2 posts
Joined September 2010

Strong Mount question

I just got a 550b and I was looking at vids on set up. I noticed one guy did not get strong mounts and attached the press to a board that he clamps down. I got the mounts...question: has anybody screwed the mounts to a board then clamped it down? If so does it work ok? I like the idea of being able to move the press is need be. Thanks for any reply
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: Strong Mount question

you can do this, if the board is sturdy enough. Avoid using plywood. Use at least one inch thick particle board, or a 2x12 about 12" long.
jforwel
jforwel
82 posts
Joined November 2007

RE: Strong Mount question

Since I have three different presses on my bench I use wing nuts underneath and it's easy to move any press I want when I need more bench space. I use the board and clamp method for sizing cast bullets so for something the size of the 550 use strong metal C clamps.
sstrong824@bellsouth.net
sstrong824@bellso...
2 posts
Joined January 2014

RE: Strong Mount question

I have five presses including a 550B with a strong mount and a Super 1050. All of them are mounted on plywood but not just a single piece. I use two pieces of 3/4" think plywood glued and screwed together and then can position them anywhere I want using clamps to attach the wooden bases to my bench top which is composed of six full size solid wood doors (in a "U" shape) on very sturdy 2x4 frames which have a storage shelf underneath the top and are all bolted together, not screwed or nailed. Has worked great for me for over ten years.