Drill vs screwdriver

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by arrow, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. arrow

    arrow Well-Known Member

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    I have heard when reaming primer pockets or turning necks or any other case prep to use an electric screwdriver not a drill. Is there a reason you don't want to use a drill? Does anyone use a drill?
     
  2. sharpshooterbr

    sharpshooterbr Well-Known Member

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    The main reason people advise against using a drill is because of the speed the drill is capable of turning. With a drill, it is very easy to overdo things. I do use a drill for uniforming primer pockets, but use it only on low speed and turn it very slowly.
     

  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I've be using a VSR drill for case work for some thirty years. Like anything else, it's not the tool that matters, it how you use it and knowing what you're doing.
     
  4. bbutturff

    bbutturff Well-Known Member

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    Same here. No problems.
     
  5. jasent

    jasent Well-Known Member

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    Slower is better. To fast and its easy to get it crooked and make your primer pockets loose.
     
  6. Steel Rain

    Steel Rain Well-Known Member

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    That's what she said! Sorry, I had to say it.