Originally Posted by RKB
ElvinL and others,
I have the same bench kit with the plastic legs/etc, I use it as a general-purpose workbench. It is super-sturdy, easy to build, and can be disassembled if you relocate, as I am in the process of doing. I have a vise and a drill press mounted on it now with room for more stuff. I am very pleased with that bench.
My loading benches were built from scrap, I think I have some pics somewhere.
Per the manufacture's website, 'the materials are made of heavy-gauge resins and are impact-and solvent-resistant, for long-term durability.' Each shelf will support 1,000lbs. It's very strong when completed
Thank you both for the info on that workbench sold on Amazon.
I , too, have a small vise and a small drill press that I plan on mounting on one of the benches...so the bench's sturdiness, and how much weight it could safely support were two of my main concerns....it surely looks like it is the answer for my workbench.
BTW Nothing wrong with using scraps if they are in clean & good condition, and assembled correctly/in a professional manner.
Unfortunately, however... my scrap built work bench was a quite a bit less than "spectacular" in assembly and appearance, as well as function ......And was built out of dirty and rough condition scraps.......back in the 1970s.
Plus it has had lots of different loaders (7) mounted, unmounted, and then remounted as time went by, not to mention addition of drill press and vice in a location on the bench that didn't allow much use of either one easily,.
And all the different loaders being moved around left the top full of open holes for powder, screws, and other small things to fall through.
I feel it's now a bit of a safety hazard in those respects.Plus it just didn't look very nice/professionally done.
Plus it is really too narrow, and was wedged between the walls so as to not tilt over
because it's too narrow.
The whole set up had gradually, but surely, become a real mess over the years..LOL and I'm sorta persnickety about function/appearance........ So I am *totally revamping the whole room*.
For more room to work, and everything located/mounted in a manner that makes sense ... and allows them all to be much easier to access/use.
There will only be a pistol/rifle cartridge reloader and one shot shell reloader,on one bench and a drill press, and vise mounted on the other work benche when I'm through. And I hope to mount both of the bench's tops in such manner that it can be easily replaced later on,such as screwed on with wood screws for when/if I decided to buy a nicer reloading machine (no leftover holes)
As I hope, to some day , get a much nicer/faster progressive cartridge reloading machine (maybe a Dillon Precision 550B?)
And then I'll use the other bench on opposite wall for cleaning rifles/pistols as well as my other hobby, model car building, which I really enjoy. This should leave room for me to have my Craftsman tool box against the shortest wall for tool storage.
Luckily there is already some pretty decent storage cabinets mounted on the walls, for powder and components /bullets, etc....and I've already collected a few items for "themed decoration" of the walls as well.... should be a nice but small "reloading cave"..... I'll be sure to post pics in this thread in a month or three/four when I'm done with the whole deal.
I think it'll be a pretty clean and well thought out/ set up reloading area when I'm finished.
Although the room is rather small, it will be enough for my plans/purposes.
Thanks Again! Time to go do some more work to accomplish this feat...........