CMP Forums

CMP Forums (http://forums.thecmp.org/index.php)
-   Reloading (http://forums.thecmp.org/forumdisplay.php?f=94)
-   -   Best Trimmer solution (http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=225133)

bernie 03-13-2018 12:32 PM

Best Trimmer solution
 
I have been having issues with my current trimmer. I would prefer a non-electrical trimmer but am open to all suggestions. Unfortunately, my budget now is not a wide-open check book. What trimming methods do you personally recommend? Has anyone here used and like the Lee Quick-Trim?

Rimfire 03-13-2018 12:42 PM

I use the old tryed and true L.E. Wilson stuff. Somewhat pricey but the highest quality. I still have my Dads stuff bought more than half a Century ago.

Bayou 03-13-2018 12:46 PM

I was using a Forster hand crank trimmer. However, lately, I've been using the Lee hand held cutter with the case chucked in a drill with a 3-jaw chuck. Very inexpensive set up and trims pretty quickly, in my experience...

rcolarco 03-13-2018 01:04 PM

I have a Forster, and it is a thing of beauty.

However, Lee trimmers work fine, and they are dirt cheap. I have a couple of them also.

sigman2 03-13-2018 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayou (Post 1696022)
I was using a Forster hand crank trimmer. However, lately, I've been using the Lee hand held cutter with the case chucked in a drill with a 3-jaw chuck. Very inexpensive set up and trims pretty quickly, in my experience...

Try putting the cutter in the chuck. You won't have to keep turning the motor off and on. If your cutter is too large purchase one of the ball grip cutters which has a smaller diameter cutter. Just remove the cutter from the ball and chuck it in the drill press.

Bayou 03-13-2018 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sigman2 (Post 1696030)
Try putting the cutter in the chuck. You won't have to keep turning the motor off and on. If your cutter is too large purchase one of the ball grip cutters which has a smaller diameter cutter. Just remove the cutter from the ball and chuck it in the drill press.

I've never tried that technique before. Question - if the cutter is chucked in the drill, what do you use to hold the case tight against the cutter while it is being trimmed? Is finger pressure sufficient or is something needed to hold the case tight so the cutter doesn't turn
the case while it's being trimmed?

Thanks!

Bayou

Tothemax 03-13-2018 08:14 PM

I use a giraud. Its a little spendy but I also like to process a lot of brass quickly.

pinholeshoot 03-13-2018 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcolarco (Post 1696029)
I have a Forster, and it is a thing of beauty.

However, Lee trimmers work fine, and they are dirt cheap. I have a couple of them also.

i second this.

F4wso 03-13-2018 10:54 PM

I use and like the Lee trimmer in drill on several different cases. Very cost effective if only for one or two types of cartridges

lapriester 03-15-2018 12:57 PM

You might consider this. Works as good as a WFT, is more adjustable and less than half the cost:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/30-06-Case-Tr...UAAOSwuAVW1Kev

I have them in several calibers.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 AM.