View Full Version : WTB a case trimmer

04-28-2010, 4:47 PM
I need a reloading case trimmer. Thanks guys let me know what you have. One like this one not brand specific. Or if you know of a good deal on a site let me know.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/common/product/popupzoom.jsp?company=cabelas&image=s7_215297_imageset_01&inStockColor=1111&displayName=Redding Model 1400 Case Trimmer&tProdID=0024169215297a

04-28-2010, 10:28 PM

04-28-2010, 10:38 PM
i42nDelSKf8 (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=127743)




and your cordless drill (prefer a small drill press)


to trimming with the Possum Hollow trimmer. I have never trimmed before, I played with the rcbs one 1x, and didnt seem my style for MY purpose. Maybe if i had one for my 25-06 or something but for bulk 223, a hand one doesnt make sense. it is set for 1.745 and man, just eats through brass.

Has anyone worn one out? does the bushing wear out before the cutter? I have processed about 1500-1800 so far in just a tiny bit of time on my drill press ($100 cheapy from osh/lowes) set on the lowest speed. any thoughts on lubing practice?

Anyways, cant say enough what a great preoduct for the $16.99 or whatever from midway.


04-29-2010, 8:15 AM
Cool, Thanks alot Freon, I would have never come across that. I could get everything you posted above for cheaper than i was looking for.

04-29-2010, 12:15 PM
msand, I am a newb to reloading. the thought of trimming more than 100 cases by hand sucks to me. so far I have trimmed 4kish with the $32 between the trimmer and "power adapter" granted not every one has a small drill press or the room for one, but as you see in the video, even a drill works. imho, the drill press is the way to go. my press was like $85 @ osh/homedepot. heck harbor freight may have em cheaper, but i use the press for other things anyways. i had posted a couple of times in the past about consistency vs Giraud/gacey w/ no response that I recall, other than you dont need to chamfer/debur with those. in the .223 i honestly felt it really didnt need that with the Possum Hollow.

BUT, with that said, i have a 2nd cheapy drill press with a counter-sink drill bit (maybe 3/8? that i use to decrimp the military brass. With both presses on, I trim, chamfer w/ countersink then flip over and ream the mil crimp. kinda nice. The trim I believe i mis spoke above, on highest speed, ream/chamfer on the next press the lowest speed. ymmv