Redding primer pocket uniformer


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jhansman
April 20, 2008, 12:28 AM
Did a search, but could not find anything on this tool. Sooo....

Anyone out there with experience with this primer pocket uniformer? Up til now I've been using the one that came with my Lee kit, which works well but is just too small to get a decent grip on. The Redding comes with a plastic screwdriver type handle, and can also be adapted for a drill chuck. Looks like a winner, but I wanted to check here first. TIA.

Linky: http://www.redding-reloading.com/pages/primpockuniform.html

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mallc
April 20, 2008, 09:13 AM
Redding handles are larger diameter than RCBS. I have not tried the drill adaptor but will probably do so in the near future.

Scott

Ol` Joe
April 20, 2008, 10:09 AM
The Redding should do well, they make great tooling. I`ve never handled one though. I use this one and can recommend it from experiance if it helps.
http://www.sinclairintl.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=RECPUN&item=UN-8K&type=store

jhansman
April 20, 2008, 01:35 PM
$48 for a pocket reamer? Ouch! That's Sinclair pricing alright ;) I know they only carry quality products, and that one looks it, but the Redding is a bit more in line with my budget. Thanks.

Ol` Joe
April 20, 2008, 10:59 PM
jhansman the Sinclair I posted has both lg and small primer pocket cutters and handle, they offer it in either cutter size for $27.50.
http://www.sinclairintl.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=RECPUN&type=store

welshgrouser
April 21, 2008, 10:57 AM
If your using the standard double ended lee.. It should fit in the chuck of a elect drill.. mine does and works fine.. if you place the cases upside down on your bench you shouldnt have any hand fatigue at all...

JFettig
April 21, 2008, 11:38 AM
I have the lyman uniformer. It doesn't really cut all that great in some cases. I've powered it by using a drill press, it helps but its still difficult to use on some cases.

Jon

jmundy
April 22, 2008, 11:17 AM
Seems like there is an apple to oranges comparison going on here. As far as I know, Lee only makes a primer pocket cleaner. This is the little double-ended device designed to clean out the old fired primer residue.

The Redding uniformer is designed to cut the primer pocket to standard dimensions.

I think most if not all of the reloading tool manufacturers sell varying forms of primer pocket cleaners with appropriate handles. Any of these should be a better replacement for the Lee at a much lower costs. If you buy the pieces separately, you can purchase a single handle to lower the overall cost.

For what it's worth, I like the handle marketed by Hornady. It is smaller than the Redding and RCBS ones, but it has a good feel in my hand and is large enough for a good grip.

Jim

mkl
April 22, 2008, 05:06 PM
[QUOTE]Seems like there is an apple to oranges comparison going on here. As far as I know, Lee only makes a primer pocket cleaner. This is the little double-ended device designed to clean out the old fired primer residue.[QUOTE]


I think Jim is correct with his apples to oranges comment.

A primer pocket cleaner just scrapes out the carbon residue from the pocket.

A primer pocket uniformer actually re-cuts the primer pocket to correct dimensions (both diameter and depth).

Three weeks ago I got in an order of 150 30-30 Winchester cases from Midway. In about 20% of the cases the primers were almost impossible to fully seat. After the first couple of times that happened, I decided to use a the Sinclair uniformer to clean up the pockets. I could not believe the amount of brass it cut out of some of the pockets. I guess bad quality control at Winchester on that batch, but I sure was glad I had invested in a uniformer many years ago. I seldom use it, but when you run into out of spec primer pockets, no other tool will do the job. I just chuck it up in the drill press and can process about 4 cases per minute.

Sinclair International sells the uniformer for $21.95. They chuck up in a drill or drill press just fine. Run them at 500-750 rpm.

Sinclair SKU numbers are: UN-8001, UN-8002, and UN-8003 depending on the size you need.

jhansman
April 22, 2008, 10:10 PM
Yep, I agree. I was so eager to find a replacement for the Lee tool that had a handle, I missed the difference. Thanks Jim for pointing it out. I'm not sure if I'll need the Redding tool or not, but for now all I need is a 'handled' tool that does what the Lee tool does, i.e., clean out the primer pocket. Suggestions, anyone?

mrawesome22-250
April 22, 2008, 10:40 PM
but for now all I need is a 'handled' tool that does what the Lee tool does, i.e., clean out the primer pocket. Suggestions, anyone?

I like the Hornady primer pocket cleaner. A couple twists and all the crud is gone. Or you can chuck the cleaner in your drill and one quick pull of the trigger gets them sparkling. Using this method I would guess you could clean hundreds of cases in no time flat. Which makes me wonder why some people don't clean pockets. It takes very little time so why not do it? Maybe I'm just anal.

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