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Getting bench ready for a new Spolar

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by leadhead358, Mar 3, 2010.

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  1. leadhead358

    leadhead358 Member

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    I am getting my bench ready for my new Spolar I just ordered. Graduating from a single stage mec and a mec grabber. I will probably keep the single stage for heavy loads. I would like to see with pics, if you shooters have them, how the set up is made for the drop tube for the finished shells to fall in a bucket, box, etc. The size hole I need and size pipe. I have drawers under my bench and do not want to loose them if possible. Thanks Tom
     
  2. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    Tom, give Spolar a call, they have a paper template available that lays it all out for you.

    Robert
     
  3. skeeljc

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    This is what I did on my P/W. I started with a 2" 45 degree PVC elbow. I had to add the aluminum to keep the .410's in line. My shells drop into a container in the drawer below.

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  4. leadhead358

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    I have taken some pictures of my spolar, when I get the pictures, and can get them down loaded to this site.you can see what I did.
     
  6. Baron23

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    I just got a 4" PVC connector....bottom half of the connector goes down into the table. In the top half, I cut a slot for the shells to enter. Put a bucket underneath to catch them.
     
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    I have taken some pictures of my spolar, when I get the pictures, and can get them down loaded to this site.you can see what I did.
     
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    I just got a 4" PVC connector....bottom half of the connector goes down into the table. In the top half, I cut a slot for the shells to enter. Put a bucket underneath to catch them.
     
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    Ditto Baron23. I purchased a workbench at Menards, bolted it together, and bolt the Spolar to the bench after I drilled a 4" hole and put drain pipe through it. Use a 45° to drop them in the bag. I use Bucket Boss bags that slide in on a shelf and hole 300 12 ga. rnds. Slick as snot. Put the hydraulic unit on a lower shelf, where it sits happily (but a little noisy).

    Best thing you can do is put carpet under the loader, and a rim at the edge of the table to catch falling shot. And have a small shop vac plugged int. I put a socket in the wall with one outlet switch to turn the machine on and off.
     
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    How is it possible for a bench to be so neat and organized? Nice set-up ALF
     
  12. KEYBEAR

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    rodbuster It don,t always look like that (LOL) .

    When I ordered the Spolar I was told 6 weeks and that was fine I had a P-W . Well a friend bought the P-W the next day still fine ok . Then I shot alittle more then I thought I would and bang no shells . So the day I got the Spolar setup I loaded 11 bags of shot . Talk about a mess it took me two days to clean up .

    It,s nice when you have time to do the stuff you never had time to do before .

    Thank You ALF
     
  13. Willus

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    leadhead where do you plan on putting your loading bench, in your gun room, den, etc.
     
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    Alf, Where did you get those fancy Hull & Wad containers?

    Jeff
     
  15. KEYBEAR

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    Jeff the Wad and Hull containers are P-W made for the old 800 B . You can find them on e-bay from time to time .
     
  16. leadhead358

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    Willus, I already have the bench. I put it in the basement and I am limited to space. I purchased a kobalt steel bench with drawers from Lowes. I reinforced the top with a 3/4" piece of sanded plywood and put it over the top the fiberboard Kobalt put on the bench top and tech screwed the top down through the angle iron. I extended the top an extra foot in width, so I could mount my Mec I will keep. I was wanting to see the set up on the back of the Spolar to see where the shell fell and how big of a hole I would need in the bench top. I have seen a 4 inch opening and I have seen the one as posted on this thread above. I am open to any and would just like to see pics. I should be able to cut the hole and the shells should fall in the big drawer on the bench. Thanks for asking Tom
     
  17. Willus

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    Tom, this is how I did my reloading bench, as you can see the one reloader is the one that my father used in the 30's. Someone had a post a few weeks ago about the oldest reloader. I do not know the age. but maybe someone can help.


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    Thank you very much Willus. Those are the pics I wanted to see. Especially the third one. I wanted to see how the shell fell. Mine will fall into a large drawer instead of a bucket or bin, but same theory. Again thank you very much. Tom
     
  19. Baron23

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    Leadhead - that's exactly (the 3rd pic) how I did mine and tried to explain above.

    On suggestion, use a 4" coupler and not just a piece of 4" pipe. The coupler will have a flange in the middle that will rest on the top of your bench so it doesn't slip, etc. Also, a coupler is made to fit inside a 4" ID pipe, hence a 4" hole saw will work very well.

    Cheers
     
  20. leadhead358

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    Thanks Baron 23
     
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