So what is a case kicker? A case kicker knocks the shell out of the shell holder on your single stage press. Once you load a case, run the operation (whatever die you are using), and bring the ram back down the kicker knocks the case out so you don't have to manually remove it. It really speeds up the operation of your single stage press, probably close to doubling the speed or more. There are commercial units available but I wanted to build my own just to see it I could. My first thought was to get out the grinder, bolts, drill, etc. but then I decided to make one that could be easily copied using items I had laying around. All I used was some thick wire and pliers. Gravity turns it out of the way but I added a rubberband to increase speed and reliability. The wire is just thick steel either for fence repair or used to hang ceiling grid in buildings. Any thick wire will work though. As you can see it is a pretty simple build and with some tinkering it works very well. This should be a little project that most can do themselves. Basically it's just a holder with a T shaped wire. The press handle hits the T and swings the other side over the shell holder knocking the case free. I do need to make a chute for the cases to fall into but wanted to show the kicker anyways. The nice part of the design is the T lifts right out if you don't want to use it. Will post a video of it in action.