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My idea of a case trimmer

 
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:20 AM
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My idea of a case trimmer

I got kinda tired of the slow process of trimming cases. Especially since I often trim about 2-300 cases per week. I had every trimmer there was: Rcbs, Hornady, redding 2400. The best manual trimmer was the 2400 but it was SLOW! Finally I decided this little lathe wasn't to far off from a rcbs power trimmer and was way more accurate. And it is insanely fast. I can trim a case per minute. What do you guys think?


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Old 07-01-2008, 02:25 AM
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Now that's my kind of work station.

Beside trimming that little unit will be good for bunches of other things.

Very nice.
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:55 AM
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Case Trimmer

Feed and water it well and in a few years you'll be able to chamber and fit your own barrels.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:09 AM
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If he gives it some of the growth hormones they feed the chickens around here he should have a 1.5 spindle bore in about 6 weeks.

Mini lathes work great for trimming cases and neck turning, especially neck turning. I missed a deal on one a few weeks back 20 bucks for one about that size but missing all the change gears.

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Feed and water it well and in a few years you'll be able to chamber and fit your own barrels.
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$20.00? That's insane! I would have bought it for a $100.00. I think I paid $300.00 for this one. Oh well it works well. I need to learn a little more on turning to use it for other stuff.
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:22 AM
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So are you cutting, chamfering and deburing all at the same time?
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:56 AM
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No but you could buy the 3 way cutter from rcbs and use that. I'm in the process of making my own tooling to do the same think with a redding tin cutter. Right now I'm using a standard lathe bit that works fantastic.
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