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Chamfer / Deburring Tool

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TenDriver, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. TenDriver

    TenDriver Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    BTW, the RCBS one is made by Wilson, exactly like the one RC has posted.

    GS
     
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    The Lee tool is pretty bad. The RCBS one seems much better suited to the task.
     
  12. GLOOB

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    +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.
     
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    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.
     
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    RCBS case prep center. I hate the chamfer tools and I have a few of them.... love the prep center.
     
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    You mean i shouldn't use my pocket knife to clean up my cases?
     
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    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.
     
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    I concur with the RCBS tool.
     
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