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Old 12-18-2009, 11:27 AM
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Default Giraud Trimmer Shipped Today - Woohoo

Excited - I got notice that my Giraud Trimmer Shipped today and will arrive on Christmas Eve via UPS.

As of late I must say UPS has been good to me. Most of the stuff I ordered have arrived a day ahead of schedule.

Excited because I have two weeks off for the Holidays and I have a bunch of 223 brass that needs to be processed.

Got something to keep me busy for a day or two.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:11 PM
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Better start cleaning & sizing brass now. Also get ready for some tender & sore finger tips for awhile!

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Old 12-18-2009, 2:04 PM
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I wear a batting glove on my brass hand... keeps a good grip on the brass and I can trim a LOT of brass without sore fngers..
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Old 12-18-2009, 4:23 PM
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Yeah I was thinking a glove myself maybe like a Mechanix glove or something.

I also had an old hand crank trimmer that has a shell holder collet on it that I was using with my RCBS Prep Center. Seemed to work pretty well and I got proficient at switching cases out while I was doing them. Definitely helped as before I was doing a power trim and then just holding it on the RCBS Prep center moving between the stages.

Oh I have a ton of cleaned and sized brass already and have quite a bit already cleaning now as well. Two tumblers humming away in the background right now as I type.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:25 PM
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You are going to love it and ask yourself why you didn't get one sooner.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:40 PM
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Excited - I got notice that my Giraud Trimmer Shipped today and will arrive on Christmas Eve via UPS.

As of late I must say UPS has been good to me. Most of the stuff I ordered have arrived a day ahead of schedule.

Excited because I have two weeks off for the Holidays and I have a bunch of 223 brass that needs to be processed.

Got something to keep me busy for a day or two.
how long ago did you place the order??? just curious what their turn around time is....
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Old 12-23-2009, 6:08 AM
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congrats. you will love it.
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how long ago did you place the order??? just curious what their turn around time is....
Website Says...

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Due to the continuing backlog of orders, delivery before Christmas

is not guaranteed for orders placed after Thanksgiving and

questionable for orders placed after December 1st.



The current waiting time for trimmers is between four and six weeks for orders.
Their time estimates are spot on. I received mine within the stated waiting period window.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:20 AM
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how long ago did you place the order??? just curious what their turn around time is....
Turn around time is pretty good right now actually.

I order mine on last week in the early part. It shipped on last Friday and UPS tracking says it should be here on Xmas eve.

I think it depends on what parts they have on hand. When I called the lady that I spoke with said they just received some motors. So I have a feeling that was the backlogged item they were waiting to get in.
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Old 12-23-2009, 7:35 PM
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Thumbs up Giraud

Yes, if you have a good wife, that was a good decision But buying the Giraud will possibly be the best one you will ever make You now have moved to the head of the line with the big boys
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My work issues HyFlex 11-600 gloves that I use while trimming cases on my Giraud and they work great. Very light and thin and grip great. Ge a pair that fit snug for better control.http://www.ansellpro.com/images/photos/hyflex_lite.jpg $2-3 a pair or so.

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Old 12-24-2009, 8:15 AM
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My work issues HyFlex 11-600 gloves that I use while trimming cases on my Giraud and they work great. Very light and thin and grip great. Ge a pair that fit snug for better control.http://www.ansellpro.com/images/photos/hyflex_lite.jpg $2-3 a pair or so.
Those look nice. Do you know of anywhere other than online that might sell them? I'd like to check out their sizes.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:10 AM
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Trimmer arrived on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to me and this thing is great.

Quickly had the instructions read and had the length set for my 223 in between basting the Prime Rib roast in the oven.

Sliced bread ain't got nothing on this gem of a reloading tool.
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So what do you need to switch out to another caliber say 308 when you machine is configured to 223....
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Old 12-25-2009, 6:52 PM
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So what do you need to switch out to another caliber say 308 when you machine is configured to 223....
The shellholder.
Then you adjust the cutter brade.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:59 PM
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The shellholder.
Then you adjust the cutter brade.
Yep just the shell holder but I bought a second blade so I could have one less step for the swap.

Figured it would make it just a little easier having the blade preset for 308 and if ever needed I would have a spare blade.

They preset both blades for me so all I have to do is swap out the blade and the shell holder.
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Yep just the shell holder but I bought a second blade so I could have one less step for the swap.

Figured it would make it just a little easier having the blade preset for 308 and if ever needed I would have a spare blade.

They preset both blades for me so all I have to do is swap out the blade and the shell holder.
I think I am going to end up with 3 preset blades by the time I'm done tooling mine, 6mm, 6.5mm and 30 caliber.
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:11 AM
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I think I am going to end up with 3 preset blades by the time I'm done tooling mine, 6mm, 6.5mm and 30 caliber.
Yeah I just ordered the two most common calibers I reload for right now. I plan on getting some others later on for other calibers as well as I start to reload them more.
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