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Posted: 9/29/2011 6:12:28 PM EST
Got my trimmer today and AR assembly tools (not shown)

Cant wait to start processing brass, after i get the only thing im missing, a damn shell holder ARRGHH

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 6:49:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 6:52:53 PM EST by Wingman26]
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:01:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:45:30 PM EST
I've had a Universal for ~17 years and it's served me well.

First thing you need to do is buy the power drill adapter bar for that trimmer. It's about $20-$22 and will pay for itself the first time you trim a big batch. It comes with its own cutting head, as well, so you'll have a spare.

Chris
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 12:36:19 AM EST
I love the Orange, used one for several years till I went with Doug's machine, still have it on the top shelf.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:28:30 AM EST
Anything to help with case trimming and prep is a huge help. It used to be the only part of reloading I hated.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 6:07:34 AM EST
I have had that same Lyman trimmer for years, but mine has been a bit of a disappointment. I simply never got really consistent trim lengths with it no matter what I did.
I never was able to figure out what the problem was, despite its' apparent simplicity, and went back to using the simple Lee piloted cutters for case length trimming. PERFECT every time, (except for an old one with an aluminum pilot that eventually got chewed up at the end by the cutter, in effect shortening the trim length.) The newer ones are hard SS, and haven't caused any problems whatsoever.)

I do have the neck-turning head system and pilots for the Lyman trimmer and that is an excellent performer, however. So I use it for that, with great results. The hand crank works better than the power adaptor for neck-turning, BTW.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 6:09:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By panther308:
I love the Orange, used one for several years till I went with Doug's machine, still have it on the top shelf.



I am in the same boat- have the RCBS version still mounted on my bench for small batch work! It does the trick. But Doug's machine is the Cadillac!
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 6:45:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By KRONIIK:
I have had that same Lyman trimmer for years, but mine has been a bit of a disappointment. I simply never got really consistent trim lengths with it no matter what I did.
I never was able to figure out what the problem was, despite its' apparent simplicity, and went back to using the simple Lee piloted cutters for case length trimming. PERFECT every time, (except for an old one with an aluminum pilot that eventually got chewed up at the end by the cutter, in effect shortening the trim length.) The newer ones are hard SS, and haven't caused any problems whatsoever.)

I do have the neck-turning head system and pilots for the Lyman trimmer and that is an excellent performer, however. So I use it for that, with great results. The hand crank works better than the power adaptor for neck-turning, BTW.


Should of bought the Girauld trimmer>
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 7:11:57 AM EST
Enjoy, still use my hand trimmer. Handy tool to have around.

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Link Posted: 9/30/2011 7:30:57 AM EST
I just picked me up one of the WFT Trimmers for .223.

http://www.littlecrowgunworks.com/wft.html

I haven't used it much, but what i have trimmed is spot on with measurement. Screw that hand crank crap.

Link Posted: 9/30/2011 10:10:53 AM EST
n little crow do custom calibers? Since this is all for a wildcat?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 5:51:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By LUGERMAN:
Originally Posted By KRONIIK:
I have had that same Lyman trimmer for years, but mine has been a bit of a disappointment. I simply never got really consistent trim lengths with it no matter what I did.
I never was able to figure out what the problem was, despite its' apparent simplicity, and went back to using the simple Lee piloted cutters for case length trimming. PERFECT every time, (except for an old one with an aluminum pilot that eventually got chewed up at the end by the cutter, in effect shortening the trim length.) The newer ones are hard SS, and haven't caused any problems whatsoever.)

I do have the neck-turning head system and pilots for the Lyman trimmer and that is an excellent performer, however. So I use it for that, with great results. The hand crank works better than the power adaptor for neck-turning, BTW.


Should of bought the Girauld trimmer>


Yeah, maybe.
But the almost-free Lee trimmers work just fine for my limited volume, and the Lyman "lathe" handles the infrequent neck-turning job to a Tee.
So I'm content.


For now.
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