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I am thinking of getting one of these presses, but i am wanting to know if i would be able to mount in using only the two front holes, my bench is made using 2x4 basics kit, so there is a 2x4 on edge all the way around the bench, that means that i will not be able to put bolts into the two holes closest to the edge of the bench, since they are only 1 inch away from the edge and the bolt would barely be in wood if i even tried to use them, would just using the two front holes work, or should i come up with another method of mounting the press to my bench. Thanks
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Dexmick,
 

I not sure if I completely follow your description of your mounting problem.  If I understand, you cannot use the front holes because the 2x4 perimeter board plus whatever table top is too thick to run the bolt through of the table top and the 2x4 (assuming a nut and bolt arrangement)  -or-  you are planning to use a lag bolt and its hole alignment will place the lag bolt half in the 2x4 side.   But I do recommend using ALL 4 holes to mount it.

Two possible choices

1)      Mount the press to a small piece of plywood and then mount the plywood to the table top (also works with nut and bolt solution )

2)      Notch out the top of the 2x4 perimeter board just under the table top so you could use a nut and bolt arrangement with washers to control “wood crush”  

I prefer to use nut and bolts to mount my presses instead of lag bolts.  Also good pick with the co-ax press – my favorite single stage press, very smooth operation.

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Nice press. You might try mounting it on a flat base, like 3/4 ply and bolt that solidly to somewhere on the benchtop. Generally, you need all four holes because of the considerable torque.
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I wouldn't mount it using just 2 of the holes.  You need to be able to put a lot of pressure on the handle to resize some cases.  It needs to be really sturdy.  
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The two back holes will be the most important out of the 4.  Both my single and progressive hornady presses only have two holes but they are back into the bench pretty far.  
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