Case Trimmer

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by T Shot, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. T Shot

    T Shot Well-Known Member

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    So here is the deal, i don't do a huge quantity of loads per year but i am looking for a new manual trimmer that is accurate and trims square, preferably in the $100 region. I already know that about 8 out of 10 of you guys that respond are gonna have different opinions, but i would like to hear what you guys think would be the best investment.
     
  2. sharpshooterbr

    sharpshooterbr Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, the best manual case trimmer for the money is the Wilson or Sinclair/Wilson setup. They are a lathe type trimmer that uses caliber specific case holders to align the brass with the cutter.
     

  3. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Bought a Forster, do not like it. Later, bought a Wilson with the calibrated adjustment, and WOW; what a difference. Great tool.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ My favorite right here. Wilson & Micrometer. Great setup.


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  5. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    Wilson! The best and well within your budgit
    gary
     
  6. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    If you have multible calibers go with the wilson for sure. If you only load 1 caliber go with the lee system, effective and accuate. But, it is slow.
     
  7. T Shot

    T Shot Well-Known Member

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    I have heard and read nothing but great things about the wilson setup. So this pretty much seals the deal. Any preference on which option to choose for the various setups offered?
     
  8. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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    Please do not laugh - I prefer the Lee Case Trimmer and Pilot for all my case trimmings for the reason that it is always exactly the same. Put it in a drill and it is the fastest way to trim, debur and polish necks.

    However, for outside neck turning I use the Foster Case Trimmer.
     
  9. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I would urge you to pick up the Wilson with the micrometer adjustment built in. Great unit. I went with the base as well.

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  10. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    anytime you use a pilot to giude the cutter you are not exactly square at the lip. The Wilson mimmics the chamber and works off the centerline of the case.
    gary
     
  11. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    I like the Lyman case trimmer. The automatic collet holds any shell head and the cutter heads are inexpensive and easily replaceable.