Case trimmer lube

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  1. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter Well-Known Member

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    What kind of lube do you use for your case trimmer? I usually just drip some case sizing lube on the shaft but I've noticed it gets kind of sticky. What should I use?
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    None.
     
  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    A bit of machine or gun oil will work on the shaft but you don't need any on the cutting head....
     
  4. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiosity and to better understand.

    What part of trimmer are you lubing?
    What trimmer are you using?
     
  5. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter Well-Known Member

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    Just the standard rcbs that comes w/ the kit. The shaft.. not the cutting edge, isn't bright and shiny new plus the adjustment piece comes into flush contact w/ the trimmer which is where I noticed the case lube probably isn't the best. I'll probably drip some M7 or teflon grease on it and see how it works. I didn't know if anyone used anything in particular.
     
  6. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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  7. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter Well-Known Member

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    Those 3 are all basically the same, but its the trim pro minus the pro attachemnt aka quick case holder. A shaft that spins in w/ a stopper that contacts the unit flush on the rotating side. Basically you have to flat pieces of metal in contact w/ one another.

    Case trimmer-2 09368 to be specific
     
  8. MagnumManiac

    MagnumManiac Well-Known Member

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    Just give it a LIGHT coat of gun oil on all spinning and mating surfaces, this is how my trimmers are lubed. I even lightly lube the pivot point on the handle ball.

    Cheers.
    gun)
     
  9. Rack

    Rack Well-Known Member

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    I use motor oil it's a little thicker.