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Best case trimmer I have ever used!

 
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:46 PM
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Best case trimmer I have ever used!

I just got my new LE Wilson case trimmer a few days ago. I have had a Hornady trimmer since I started reloading but have always had problems with it making smooth, square cuts. I have also used a friends RCBS and Lyman, these seemed to be decent trimmers. The Wilson trimmer blows them all away. I just got finished trimming a batch of 300 winmag, and they are amazingly consistent. I know there are quite a few guys on here that use this trimmer, but for everyone else, you need to try one of these.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:54 AM
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The Wilson is very accurate, if you are using the micrometer to set length, and learn how far to spin the handle. I also have an old CH trimmer which is like the Wilson, and I run it with a cordless drill for coarse cutting. But the Wilson is more expensive than RCBS, Hornady and Forester, etc. because you need to buy a differenct shell holder for multiple cartridges.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:22 AM
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Re: Best case trimmer I have ever used!

I agree that it is a great case trimmer. While it is more expensive, it can also be used as a runout gauge. I set up a dial indicator and spin the loaded cartridge in the tool watching for runout. It works pretty well.
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Re: Best case trimmer I have ever used!

I got one 2 years ago, absolutely love it.

I wish you or someone else would do a full blown review of the Wilson case trimmer.

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Old 02-08-2011, 10:43 AM
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I just got my new LE Wilson case trimmer a few days ago. I have had a Hornady trimmer since I started reloading but have always had problems with it making smooth, square cuts. I have also used a friends RCBS and Lyman, these seemed to be decent trimmers. The Wilson trimmer blows them all away. I just got finished trimming a batch of 300 winmag, and they are amazingly consistent. I know there are quite a few guys on here that use this trimmer, but for everyone else, you need to try one of these.
I also use one, and think it's the best I've ever used. But you can make it better! The cutter that Wilson uses is not ground to cut brass, but regular steel. I had mine resharpened, and the difference was amazing! It now cuts even better will almost no burr left over. Now I kinda want to try the neck turning version
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:00 PM
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Re: Best case trimmer I have ever used!

I used an RCBS trimmer until I got my Wilson last year. I love it! It's quicker, easier to adjust, and I think better. Wish I had the micrometer adjustment add-on, but it's a little pricey.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:30 PM
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But you can make it better! The cutter that Wilson uses is not ground to cut brass, but regular steel. I had mine resharpened, and the difference was amazing! It now cuts even better will almost no burr left over. Now I kinda want to try the neck turning version
gary
Help me out here: How did you resharpen the cutter or who did you have do it - I'd be forever grateful as I think you just hit on a problem that I am having.
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