Can I trim cases with my drill press?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Troutslayer2, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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    Is there something I can chuck into my drill press that will allow me to trim my cases and make them close to uniform in length? If there isn't can someone recommend the best bang for my buck case trimmer?
     
  2. aggie99

    aggie99 Well-Known Member

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    Lee case trimmers can be used with a press or hand drill.
     

  3. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure you can chuck a cutting head, the question is whether or not it will do the job you want it to. I would recomend an RCBS case trimer and save the hassle.
     
  4. flashhole

    flashhole Well-Known Member

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    Forster makes this device. It requires one of their collets. Each collet will do 3 different case sizes. For example, the #1 collet will do 223, 30-06, and one other larger case. Accessory and collet retail for about $100. If you are interested I might consider selling mine.

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    jerrschmitt Well-Known Member

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  6. BigJakeJ1s

    BigJakeJ1s Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps the quickest way to trim brass on a drill press is to chuck the Lee cutter/gauge in the drill press, and move the table so that the gauge pin does not fall into a hole, but stops on the table. Then just hold the deprimed brass down on the table with a leather glove, and lower the spinning cutter/gauge into it. No fumbling with case holders or anything else.

    Andy