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Old 12-03-2012, 10:26 AM
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Default Chamfer and Deburring Station

I'm just getting into reloading for rifles. I started using my chamfer/deburr tool and I was sick of the task within 20 rounds. I wanted to set up a powered station to perform the task but I was concerned about a couple of issues.

1) over chamfering at high speeds, and sharpening the case mouth excessively or even shortening it beyond the trimmed length.
2) Running the tool at speeds higher than designed and reducing tool life and heating the brass
3) Sticking my non-replaceable digits into the region of a spinning metal object.

1) I don't have a lot of room for a permanent install,
2) I don't want to dedicate my only battery powered drill to the task, or buy a dedicated tool for the job.
3) Noise

I realized I already had the perfect tool in my box. An old manual crank drill! It has an adequately sized chuck to fit my deburring/chamfer tool. The tool runs at low speed. I already own it. And I can control the cut by counting the rotations of the handle.

Tah Dah!!!:

It chamfers, deburrs, it even makes potato chips.

Anyway it has certainly reduced the agony of the task, and is really speedy. I can chamfer, swap ends, and deburr a hundred trimmed cases in about 15 minuets.

Last edited by 23's Dad; 12-03-2012 at 10:27 AM.. Reason: fix typo
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:59 AM
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I wonder if i could convert my mothers old foot pedal sewing machine like this...
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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my next purchase will trim and debur at the same time:
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Old 12-03-2012, 2:09 PM
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Cool idea. I never thought of using a manual drill. I have the Lyman case prep express and it works great. The drill would have been a cheaper way to go.
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Old 12-03-2012, 2:20 PM
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My cordless drill has a flat-bottom battery that allows it to stand on my workbench. I put my chamfer/deburr tool in a drill adapter, throw it in there, and use a zip-tie to hold the trigger down at a moderate speed. This has worked great for me for years now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 8:30 AM
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Default Looked into that too...

Originally Posted by Quinc View Post
my next purchase will trim and debur at the same time:

I don't like the Forester Trimmer that I have, so I didn't want to put more cash down that hole.

I bought a WFT and love it.

It cuts the cases really square, but leaves a sharp edge on the case mouth to chamfer and deburr.
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