Question about Possum Hollow trimmer


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leix26
December 31, 2011, 08:52 PM
For those with the Possum Hollow trimmer I have a question. I am thinking about loading .223 and using the Possum Hollow trimmer chucked up in my lathe or milling machine. Is there any reason I would need the power adapter? In the pictures the cutter looks like a straight body so I see no reason I could not just chuck that up. The lathe I know could handle the diameter, might have to buy a collet for the mill.
Thanks in advance,
Tim

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helotaxi
December 31, 2011, 09:04 PM
You could put it in a lathe chuck, certainly.

rcmodel
December 31, 2011, 09:59 PM
The W.T.F Trimmer looks worth a look to me:
http://www.littlecrowgunworks.com/wft.html

rc

CMV
December 31, 2011, 10:18 PM
it's only $9 for the adapter & you can run it on a smaller drill instead of having a larger tool running. Plus you don't have your hands/fingers right there at the larger chuck.

But it is a nice, heavy, well-made tool body and just holding the entire thing in your mill should work fine. The diameter of the cutter body is .626, & the OD of the power tool adapter is .875 if that helps.

glockky
December 31, 2011, 10:32 PM
Just an idea last week i bought a lee chuck that holds the cartridge, adaptor to use it on a drill, and the cutter and case length gage for $20. And now i can add other calibers for $4 and do it all with a drill.

Seedtick
December 31, 2011, 10:32 PM
If you find out you do need an adapter.........make one.

You know, :neener: with the lathe?

Seedtick

:)

leix26
December 31, 2011, 10:36 PM
RCmodel: I just do not see the justification for the additional cost of the *** over the Possum Hollow, but I have not seen either in person.

CMV: Thanks for the diameters. For the $9.00 I will most likely just buy it but I am not sure if I will use it. There is something to be said for not having your hands next to a spinning 3 or 4 jaw chuck. It is just that the more you have mounted into each other the less it runs true, but I am not sure that really matters in this case.

I would like to run this in a stationary piece of equipment as opposed to a hand drill because I think it would be more comfortable and keep my hands free.
Thanks,
Tim

leix26
December 31, 2011, 10:37 PM
Seedtick: For whatever reason I did not even think of that but you are correct.
Thanks

Walkalong
December 31, 2011, 10:56 PM
I run my Possum Hollow trimmers in a small lathe, and it works perfectly.

leix26
December 31, 2011, 11:04 PM
With it running in a lathe do the brass shavings clear out as it is on it's side?

Walkalong
December 31, 2011, 11:09 PM
It slings out the shavings pretty well. I don't have to stop and clean it very often.

leix26
December 31, 2011, 11:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys.
Tim

CMV
December 31, 2011, 11:20 PM
http://cmv.zftp.com/IMGP2440.JPG

When I want to use mine, I clamp a 1/2" corded drill to the bench. It has a trigger lock so it just spins as I feed cases into it. Mounted at this angle it clears most of it's own chips. Have to stop occasionally & give it a tap to help clear them. It's hands free (except holding the cases of course).

I put a box under it to catch the chips. It's a very fast way to trim a bunch of cases at once for $29 assuming you already own a drill.

I watched the 2nd video for the WFT linked above & it looks very similar. One thing I noticed was the operator seemed like he had to pull hard to get the case out of the tool. The PH doesn't do that.

rcmodel
December 31, 2011, 11:24 PM
I use a Lee cutter & depth pin in a drill press.

The cast iron table is the depth stop.

Hand hold the case on the table, trim it, and drop in a bucket on the floor while I pick up the next case and trim it.

I was using my lathe and the Lee case chuck, but the drill press is about 4 times faster.

rc

popper
January 1, 2012, 05:12 PM
I use my worthless primer cleaner and some masking tape, put it in the electric drill and trim away. Keep it cutting or it will heat and dull the cutter.

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