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Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

 
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM
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Re: Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

thanks for the input.i still use this trimmer since i wrote this article and still love it.i never converted it to electric drive but i get by with it.i usually trim 50-300 cases at a time and it gets tiring but its not everyday.also,after the 3 years that i've used mine it has retained it's accuracy.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:19 PM
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Re: Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

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thanks for the input.i still use this trimmer since i wrote this article and still love it.i never converted it to electric drive but i get by with it.i usually trim 50-300 cases at a time and it gets tiring but its not everyday.also,after the 3 years that i've used mine it has retained it's accuracy.
Just trying to add some credibility to your review, moreso than you already had going.

You need to mechanize yours with the power drive adapter (12 bucks at Midway) and a power screwdriver like the B&D that Lowes sells for 18 bucks. It makes life so much easier.

It's worth every penny of the asking price, like all Redding products.

Keep some oil on the spindle and it shoud retain it's accuracy until you give it to your kids.....
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:37 PM
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Awesome,thanks for the tips.it would defianitly make my life easier and my fingers happy.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

After about 500 5.56 LC's I have a blister on my palm from the knurled knob but with a power screwdriver I have none. I keep the screwdriver plugged into the recharger all the time I'm using it, that way it keeps on running.
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This is a thread for discussion of the article, Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review, By Marty Dabney. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.
I just got mine about two weeks ago, I guess the 2400 is better than the rest but I still can't get it to trim square with in .002 on 9mm I hope it does better with .223 and other bottle necks I plan to reload ...
Pretty much tried everything I know to correct the problem, any Idea's ??
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:54 PM
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Re: Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

I purchased the Redding 2400 micrometer trimmer some years ago I guess when they first came out with it. I had a lot of problems with it and ended up purchasing the sinclair micrometer unit.

I had all the pilots to trim everything I needed. Most of the difficulties were with the universal collet and inconsistent trim lengths. The cutter got dull and would cause the cutter head to tighten and change the length of trimmed cases. Then I would have to remove the cutter head with pliers.

I took my case to Redding and they stated that nickle plated cases caused the cutter head to get dull and offered to sharpen for a fee.

I have been very satisfied with Redding everything (nearly all of my reloading equipment) excluding this trimmer. I am very happy with the Sinclair unit.

Good luck and shoot straight

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Old 03-14-2015, 06:37 PM
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Re: Redding Model 2400 Case Trimming Lathe Review

I finally sold mine (on here as a matter of fact for a little morr than half what I paid for it. I could never get it to cut consistently (within 0.01). It wandered all the time.

I've since got a WFT which I'm much more happy with. A bit of a PITA to set but very consistent.
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