Chamfer / Deburring Tool


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TenDriver
February 9, 2013, 11:33 AM
I have found the first component that needs replacing. I don't like the Lee tool that came in the kit. Any suggestions?

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rcmodel
February 9, 2013, 11:37 AM
One that looks like this from any manufacture will last a lifetime.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/789334/le-wilson-chamfer-and-deburring-tool-17-to-45-caliber

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/143728/rcbs-chamfer-and-deburring-tool-17-to-45-caliber

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/364181/forster-chamfer-and-deburring-tool-17-to-45-caliber

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/268443/redding-chamfer-and-deburring-tool-17-to-45-caliber

rc

GT1
February 9, 2013, 11:57 AM
Those work fine, I have an RCBS one but without the little pilot shaft thing on the debur side.
I should say they are fine, until you have a pile of brass to work through then they turn into torture devices.
It has made me shop for a case prep center.

mdi
February 9, 2013, 12:47 PM
http://www.mcmaster.com/#countersinks/=lelqow
I've used countersinks for years (machinist, mechanic background). I like a 60 degree for removing primer pocket crimps and cleaning up case mouths. I've attached file handles, used one in a hand drill and drill press, and just by hand...

45lcshooter
February 9, 2013, 01:25 PM
Been using the same RCBS chamfer and deburr tool for over 15yrs. And I even bought it used. So it has many years on it.

Offfhand
February 9, 2013, 03:08 PM
I've owned and used about every type of chamfering tool ever offered on the reloading market, and even more that were custom one-of-a-kind. Currently the best I know of among commercial hand types is made by KM precision. It comes in a couple sizes, and it's main feature, aside from it's obvious superior quality, is that it can be set to cut to a specific depth. Thus insuring that case to case inside chamfer bevels are uniform. It costs more but well worth the difference.

maxyedor
February 9, 2013, 04:00 PM
I use the "ati vibration through hole" style countersinks in my mill, just hold the case up to them for a second and you're good to go. http://www.mcmaster.com/#countersinks/=leo88i

Have not found a good external chamfer tool yet. Probably going to just machine something out of tool steel. I made a bushing to hold the Lee chamfer tool in a mill collet, but I'm not happy with how the Lee cuts. It seems to smash the burr more than it removes it.

gamestalker
February 9, 2013, 04:07 PM
RCBS makes a really nice one. I bought the Lee about 25 yrs. ago and I agree, it just isn't all that great.

GS

gamestalker
February 9, 2013, 04:09 PM
BTW, the RCBS one is made by Wilson, exactly like the one RC has posted.

GS

Centurian22
February 9, 2013, 04:28 PM
I bought this as a replacement right from the start.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/135615/lyman-case-prep-multi-tool

I've been very happy with it and its much easier on the fingers when working alot of brass. Especially with the brass chucked in a cordless drill with the lee lock stud.

Good luck.

izhevsk
February 9, 2013, 06:48 PM
The Lee tool is pretty bad. The RCBS one seems much better suited to the task.

GLOOB
February 10, 2013, 03:26 AM
+1maxyedor. Lee outside chamfer isnt perfect. But IMO it works a lot better than the pronged type. Esp if you are doing motorized trimming. Dont throw it out yet.

Blackrock
February 10, 2013, 09:59 AM
I like the Lyman tool and the tools will screw tight onto the studs on my RCBS prep center. Good sharp tool that do the job quickly.

witchhunter
February 10, 2013, 08:16 PM
RCBS case prep center. I hate the chamfer tools and I have a few of them.... love the prep center.

Jesse Heywood
February 11, 2013, 01:19 PM
If you have a bunch of brass to deburr and the caliber is roughly .30 or larger, one of the twisty style deburr tools with the blade for brass works.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#bur-tools/=lfn69z

kingcheese
February 13, 2013, 06:31 AM
You mean i shouldn't use my pocket knife to clean up my cases?

NeuseRvrRat
February 13, 2013, 07:20 AM
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/295771/possum-hollow-chamfer-and-deburring-tool-power-adapter

this will eliminate the hand cramps

Centurian22
February 13, 2013, 02:03 PM
That power adapter is an interesting idea and I suppose would work in batch loading where you deburr all the rounds then chamfer. I much prefer chucking my lee lock stud into the drill and spinning the brass to trim (if needed), chamfer and deburr (with the Lyman 6 in 1), brush the inside of the necks and pass some extra fine steel wool over the outside for a little cleaning/polishing; then move on to the next case.

To each their own.

fallout mike
February 13, 2013, 02:11 PM
I concur with the RCBS tool.

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