Trimming Brass

Hawk

Well-Known Member
Using a Dewalt 18 volt power screwdriver, will cut cases down like they're butter.
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
I know, I know......bring it on...…..Some of us are slow to learn...….good grief...…...
 

Brad

Administrator
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Slow learner but good at videos? We all have strengths and weaknesses?
 
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Rally

NC Minnesota
I just got a Girard in the mail a couple days ago. Opened the box to make sure it wasn’t broken and went to Chicago the next day. Got back from there and am in Sd hunting pheasant now. Can’t wait to fire it up.
 

Winelover

North Central Arkansas
Used a power adaptor on my RCBS trimmer for a while. Got old fast, especially when trimming large batches of brass. Added the optional motor assembly and never looked back.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I remember getting my first power trimmer.
I was cutting some reformed 0-6 down to 7.65 argentine,,, done 2 by hand and headed out to get one.
that was quite the upgrade.
then later when I got the Dillon,, woo boy sizing and trimming all at once.

then reality set in, I just trimmed and annealed like 2,000 cases in a couple of hours.
now I gotta champher all of those case mouths.
 

Rick

Moderator
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Dynamite? Butch? :headscratch:

Just trimming down 414 Super Mag brass to properly fit the cylinder of a FA 41 mag.
 

Jeff H

NW Ohio
...............then reality set in, I just trimmed and annealed like 2,000 cases in a couple of hours.
now I gotta champher all of those case mouths.
Back when people used real pencils, or at least when wooden ones fell out of favor in drafting rooms, I snagged one of those powered pencil sharpeners someone was going to throw out. I was going to adapt it to deburr case mouths and clean primer pockets but it went missing and I've never found another. It's ok now, I guess because I don't get into large batches of brass much these days. Maybe someday when I have to buy a bunch of new brass...
 

Hawk

Well-Known Member
Just impressed by your setup and the size of the pile of your trimmings.
I thought I was doing good when I used some wooden blocks to support my power drill.
My setup looks like a "caveman could do it" compared to yours.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
I see a little powered hand unit that does all 3 operations at once.
I use the rcbs powered unit for case prep stuff but it wears my hands out in a hurry.
I really wish I could clamp the case down in my lyman trimmer and use that.
 

Rick

Moderator
Staff member
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid - a reference to "overkill?"
Overkill? Ya wouldn't think so if ya had ever used it. It does everything to brass that ya don't need a press for. 5 output shafts, two motors, chain and gear/sprocket driven.