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Powerize a Lee Chamfer Tool, if you have this stuff

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Automac, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Automac

    Automac Well-Known Member

    Is anybody else out there still trying to twist one of these things by hand? It gets pretty old after a while to me, but it works. I looked on Midway's list for power units but couldnt find somthing simple with power.

    I found a pretty good way, that I'm sure isn't new. I'm sure some of you guys are doing this already, or have better ways. But if youve been doing it the hard way, try this... ;)

    Get one, if you dont have an adjustable speed Dremel (you need it). The 1/2" rubber sandpaper holder fits inside the tool pretty good, and works even tho its a bit loose (-.015?)(snug it up as much as you easily can with the screw 1st). On the lowest speed possible, holding upright, the thing works great with the right touch. You can touch it too, if it isnt burred. Press it down carefully with your finger when its running to position it. Mine doesnt bite me. Then put the case on evenly with just enough pressure to keep it from chattering, for less than a second. It's like a dream compared to twisting them out. With not enough pressure to stop it, you can almost count just the few revolutions needed. Look, its perfect for the inside chamfer, and pretty fast too, no?! :)
  2. Fumbler

    Fumbler Well-Known Member

    I have the Lee case trimmer and chuck the shell holder into a cordless drill, cordless motorized screwdriver, or wood lathe.
    I trim the cases, then after I trim each case I use a LE Wilson chamfering tool while the case is still chucked up.

    the Lee trimmer makes chamfering easy.
  3. Rockstar

    Rockstar member

    I use the same technique as Fumbler, but use the Lee chamfer/deburring tool.
  4. Joemidd

    Joemidd Well-Known Member

    I gave up fighting with Yhis kind of stuff and got a rcbs trimmate. I know it is 80-100 bucks but it works great.

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