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Which position you pick on handle length will be a variable too.  Be sure to test it with the handle on to see which one works.

I have mine mounted at 39" and it works on the shortest handle setting.  Originally had it at 41.5" with  4" inlinefab mount and it was too tall where I had a hard time seeing inside the case.  RL1100 has a taller frame compared to RL1050, Super 1050 so be sure to mount it where you can see inside the case after powder fill.

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Thanks for all the feedback.  I'll definitely start by mounting it directly to the counter, and then see which handle position works best.  Since it will only load 9mm I don't think I need to worry about needing more torque to work the handle in the short position.

 

It's odd that Dillon chose not to make the front of the press straight across so it would be easy to align with the front of the bench top.  Now I have to eyeball it to try and get it straight.

 

Maybe in a couple of years if primer prices become reasonable again I may even consider automating it with the Mark 7 autodrive.  I think those just sit on the bench and don't get bolted down at all.  But that's a long way off.

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1 hour ago, Cuz said:

Maybe in a couple of years if primer prices become reasonable again I may even consider automating it with the Mark 7 autodrive.  I think those just sit on the bench and don't get bolted down at all.  But that's a long way off.

 

In theory you don't have to bolt down an automated press.

However you will almost for sure need to run it using the manual arm on occasion when you are clearing up problems and for other reasons as well.

If whatever the base the automation is mounted on is not bolted down you'll have problems.

At least that is true for the Ammobot. Perhaps the Mk7 is different but I'd be surprised.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Cuz said:

Thanks for all the feedback.  I'll definitely start by mounting it directly to the counter, and then see which handle position works best.  Since it will only load 9mm I don't think I need to worry about needing more torque to work the handle in the short position.

 

It's odd that Dillon chose not to make the front of the press straight across so it would be easy to align with the front of the bench top.  Now I have to eyeball it to try and get it straight.

 

Maybe in a couple of years if primer prices become reasonable again I may even consider automating it with the Mark 7 autodrive.  I think those just sit on the bench and don't get bolted down at all.  But that's a long way off.

There was a template inside the box that came with my 1100. I used that to mark the spots to drill for the mounting bolts.

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I mounted mine 0.68" (+/-) from the front.  I set the handle down to it's furthest position and then moved the press so I could get a full down stroke and not be at the edge of the bench.

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Well, I played with the press base and handle a bit today.  I tried it on the bench top, and then on some stacked wood to raise it 3.5" and it was definitely more comfortable for me with it raised.  I tried all 3 handle positions from the bench, then on a 2x4, then two 2x4's, then two 2x4's and a 1x2 which brought it up to 3.5".  That's what seemed to work best.  I am going to order the Inline Fabrication mount.  I also plan to put about a 3/4-1" anti fatigue mat on the floor, so I think the 4" Inlin Fab mount will work out well for me.

 

Nothing like a little trial and error to see what works best.

 

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