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Old 03-13-2018, 12:32 PM
bernie bernie is offline
 
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Default 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?
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:42 PM
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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.
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:46 PM
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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...
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:04 PM
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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.
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:05 PM
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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.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:59 PM
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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?

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Old 03-13-2018, 08:14 PM
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I use a giraud. Its a little spendy but I also like to process a lot of brass quickly.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:53 PM
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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.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:54 PM
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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
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:57 PM
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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.
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