Lee Invention Factory Case Trimmer


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4895
February 13, 2012, 06:58 PM
Has anyone seen this video where Richard Lee uses his prototype case trimmer. It looks like a hybrid case length trim die with a spin type cutter that cuts and chamfers all in one. Check it out. I will be looking at those when they come out for all that 5.56x45mm brass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzNTuQuebvs

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Romeo 33 Delta
February 13, 2012, 08:31 PM
I thought I had read somewhere that it would be sometime this year ... only time will tell. I also like the bullet puller ... right now I'm using a Hornady, but I'm always up for something new ... at least to try.:D

CMV
February 13, 2012, 08:57 PM
Neat!

I really like the bullet puller. Looks much better than my plastic hammer.

I like the case trimmer & it looks pretty quick. But with that orientation it's going to dump all its shavings into & around the case. If it's doing the chamfer & deburr operations at the same time, it might be worth dealing with the mess it makes on the press & inverting & flicking each case to get the shavings out.

The clamps to hold the press? Not impressed & would rather stick to C- or squeeze clamps. Repeatedly screwing in & out of wood like that is going to tear up the table top. Plus traditional clamps are quicker.

Why do I have a feeling that in order to use these tools you'll need to separately purchase a set of Lee "press mounted trimmer shell holders" and a set of Lee "bullet puller shell holders" - they'll both be just a little different than the current press, trimmer, and hand primer holders...

The integrated FCD looks interesting.

3006mv
February 13, 2012, 09:57 PM
is something similar to this design, but somehow more universal?

http://www.forsterproducts.com/catalog.asp?prodid=733710&showprevnext=1
no longer made "superfast bullet puller"


http://www.forsterproducts.com/client_images/catalog19938/pages/files/Universal_Bullet_Puller_UP1010.pdf

don't know how that trimmer works though. uses lee case shell holder?

DM~
February 14, 2012, 12:25 AM
I can't see the vid, but if it's the push through bullet puller i saw in an eariler Lee vid, Bonanza designed/made/sold that bullet puller MANY years ago. Lee is just copying an old design.

DM

Bentley4700
February 14, 2012, 01:22 AM
I really need that trimmer.....It might keep me from finally buying a Giraud.

x_wrench
February 14, 2012, 07:42 PM
i just want to know how the bullet puller works

NeuseRvrRat
February 14, 2012, 07:44 PM
it actually pulls the bullet on the down stroke. the bullet popping out the top is the bullet from the previous round being pushed out of the bullet puller by the next bullet. it's like a chinese finger trap for bullets. only grips going one way.

by "down stroke" i mean when the ram is going down. the press handle would be going up. realized it sounded confusing.

WBA
February 14, 2012, 08:20 PM
That video was posted 16 months ago, wonder what is taking so long to release the products.

beatledog7
February 14, 2012, 08:27 PM
I like the trimmer, but I'm not too thrilled about where the brass shavings are gonna wind up.

The puller doesn't seem very different from the RCBS collet-type I already have except it appears to be spring loaded, requiring no manual gripping step. In the video the neck tension must have been moderate, as the up-stroke of the handle didn't seem to take much effort. Still, pretty sweet.

Hondo 60
February 14, 2012, 08:42 PM
That video was uploaded Oct 8, 2010.

Not sure what the holdup is, and I too, am concerned about the brass trimmings.
Seems like it might be messy unless you have a small plastic drape setup.

RustyFN
February 14, 2012, 10:47 PM
I really need that trimmer.....It might keep me from finally buying a Giraud.

I was thinking the same thing.

dnmccoy
February 14, 2012, 11:40 PM
Apparently lee is WEEKS behind on current production needs so I doubt there putting a lot of time in r&d projects.

4895
February 15, 2012, 04:06 AM
<beatledog7> I like the trimmer, but I'm not too thrilled about where the brass shavings are gonna wind up.



I have a couple cans of compressed air and a couple sizes of paint brushes to keep powder out of my progressive, knock away brass chips, etc. Besides, I always turn my cases when I inspect them and give them a flick of a finger to ensure all of the media is removed. Doesn't look to be much of a problem, especially compared to my current method of LEE zip trim.:banghead:

chris in va
February 15, 2012, 08:42 PM
I'd be more interested in an ergonomic Hand Press.

MrOldLude
February 16, 2012, 04:28 PM
They got a response from Lee here, but suffice to say, they haven't gotten any ETA on a coming to market date.

www.gunandgame.com%2Fforums%2Fhandloading-reloading%2F116944-holy-crap-new-lee-products-2.html

.338-06
February 16, 2012, 05:03 PM
The clamps to hold the press? Not impressed & would rather stick to C- or squeeze clamps. Repeatedly screwing in & out of wood like that is going to tear up the table top. Plus traditional clamps are quicker.

The screws that tighten the clamps screw into a metal base plate that in turn is bolted to the bench top. It's actually pretty slick and less bulky than C clamps. I still use C clamps for my presses that don't have the bases for Lee's system and I like Lee's system better.

trapper500
February 20, 2012, 08:39 PM
I wished Lee would hurry up & market that bullet puller i am gonna get 2 of them one for a back up NO MORE HAMMERING THEM OUT WHOO!!!!!!!!

Bush Pilot
February 21, 2012, 12:43 AM
That video was posted 16 months ago, wonder what is taking so long to release the products.
Because they have the same engineer working on the Glock carbine.

area51
February 21, 2012, 02:36 AM
You've got to love American ingenuity. Second to none. Been a Lee Fan for ages.
Hardly wait for the products to hit the market. Bravo Mr Lee !!!!!

4895
February 21, 2012, 02:48 AM
That cutter looks awesome. I have to get one when they hit the market. Richard Lee says in the video that it cuts, deburs, and chamfers, all-in-one. Good stuff.

NeuseRvrRat
February 21, 2012, 08:52 AM
I wished Lee would hurry up & market that bullet puller i am gonna get 2 of them one for a back up NO MORE HAMMERING THEM OUT WHOO!!!!!!!!

there are already several alternatives to inertia (hammer) bullet pullers

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