Case Trimmers


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wolfe28
March 21, 2006, 11:38 PM
Since I started reloading, I have been using the Lee case trimmers for all the trimming that I have been doing. Problem: after trimming ~150 .308 cases, I had quite a few nice blisters on my fingers. Ouch.

Anyway, I started reloading 22 Hornet amunition, and the case length gage won't fit into the case after it has been sized, so obviously, that won't work to trim cases (winchester brass, new and unprimed). The projectiles still seat just fine (dummy round, no primer or powder, used to set up the dies and make sure OAL will fit my TC Contender; everything is good on that end). Also, even if I can get the Lee case trimmer in the case, it's going to mean more blisters, not good.

So hear is the deal: I am thinking of getting a bench mounted case trimmer, and I currently have a Lyman on hold for me at the LGS. Product bias aside, is this a good trimmer to go with? The kit comes with 9 "of the most common" pilots, and is able to be adapted to electric power.

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R.W.Dale
March 21, 2006, 11:43 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y96/krochus/Hpim0518.jpg

You my friend need to invest in an el-cheap-o cordless screwdriver and a ball handled cutter.

loadedround
March 22, 2006, 12:02 AM
I have been using a bench mounted(actually mounted on a 2x3 in a bench vise) Lyman Case Trimmer for over 30 years now and have never had a problem with it. Never converted to a power and still turn the crank. Have wore out three cuting heads and finally switched a carbide head. This od Lyman will out last me.

WayneConrad
March 22, 2006, 12:27 AM
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More power!

I agree with krochus. The Ball Handled Cutter (http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=136199) is the cat's meow. Add a cordless screwdriver or variable speed drill and case trimming is almost a pleasure.

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