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Posted: December 31 2016 at 10:19pm | IP Logged Quote badt00d

Any recommendations about Trim-It vs WFT? I just saw
these today on the innerweb, and am seeing pluses and
minuses on both. I need a better way to trim 308 brass
than the lee thing I've been using. Anyone here have
experiences with these? TIA.

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Posted: January 01 2017 at 5:20am | IP Logged Quote Rex

I still use the Lee trimmer and electric drill.
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Posted: January 01 2017 at 11:00am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I've never used either of the ones you mentioned, so I can't help you there.

What do you not like about the Lee thingy? Not fast enough? Not accurate enough?
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Posted: January 01 2017 at 1:23pm | IP Logged Quote Buffalogun

The best way I have found to trim brass is with the LEE system.

But.....I chuck the cutter into my 1/2" drill press. Then I screw in which ever length gauge I need and trim. Then I change the length gauge and trim the next brass. And, on and on until all the brass for each cartridge has been trimmed.



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Posted: January 01 2017 at 6:00pm | IP Logged Quote badt00d

I use the Lee with the cutter in a little
harbor freight drill press with the shell
holder held in a stubby screwdriver
handle. It works ok. I think the length
gage is getting worn down a bit, I need to
buy a new one. I would like to find a
trimmer that is more
substantial/easier/quicker-fill in the
blank?? After running 50 pics through the
Lee, the hands are getting tired. Kinda
looking around for something different
without spending big $$$.

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Posted: January 02 2017 at 9:43am | IP Logged Quote RT58

I have a small HF drill press in my loading room. Before I got my mini lathe I had a 1/2" drill chuck mounted on the table to hold things like that. I don't know if that would make it easier on your hands or not, but you can use the drill stop as a case length guide.

My biggest problem with the Lee trimmer is that after mounting it in my lathe, I realized just how bad it really works, as in lack of precision. I use a crank style trimmer now and made power adapters to use with power screwdrivers and drills for long operations.
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I chuck the Lee trimmer in a 1/2" drill and put the shell
holder thingy in a vice.





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Posted: January 03 2017 at 7:01am | IP Logged Quote Rifleman 52

I use a Lyman Universal Case Trimmer. Since 1997, I've never
changed the cutter. Works perfectly. I got mine at Midway
USA as a part of a reloading kit. They sell separately for $
97.99.
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Posted: January 10 2017 at 12:58pm | IP Logged Quote twillis

I use a Forster lathe type and chuck a cordless drill on it. Been using it since the late 70s with the same cutter.

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