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Posted: 8/20/2017 6:52:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 8:34:53 PM EDT
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I took a Harbor Freight drill, removed the back end, and wired in a light switch. Works great, and the way I have it mounted I can easily stick on the bench and then back on the shelf when I am done. To keep the shavings contained I just cut the bottom off a small Folgers coffee container and slip it over the trimmer.
The upside is this solution is cheap and easily put together. Because it is plugin it provides constant power and RPM. Downside is it is loud as fuck.
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Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:08:35 PM EDT
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For an inexpensive horizontal configuration, OIF_Vet08-09 solution looks awesome. The footprint is kinda large for cramped benches, though. I wanted a vertical shaft, so I used a Makita DA3010F right angle drill. It is variable speed up to 2400 rpm. Works great for me using a Giraud Tri-Way, and it takes up little less bench space.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 12:52:24 AM EDT
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Following. I'm in the same boat.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:59:36 AM EDT
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Check Craigslist for a cheap motor. I found one for $10 and added a coupler and a light switch to turn the motor on. I got the coupler Here

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 10:06:28 AM EDT
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Look for a motor that spins about 1800-2000 RPM.  Ive found that getting below 1500 with the WTF causes it to not cut as clean.  My drill spins up to 2300, and keep it just below full speed and that seems to be the ticket.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:27:59 PM EDT
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For an inexpensive horizontal configuration, OIF_Vet08-09 solution looks awesome. The footprint is kinda large for cramped benches, though. I wanted a vertical shaft, so I used a Makita DA3010F right angle drill. It is variable speed up to 2400 rpm. Works great for me using a Giraud Tri-Way, and it takes up little less bench space.
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You are right, the footprint is rather large. The way I have my bench set up I have holes drilled for the trimmer and for my case prep center. I can swap them out pretty quick. If OP has a small bench he would probably be better off with the single shaft motor.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:04:23 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:47:35 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:04:17 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 12:17:57 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:34:25 AM EDT
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Ive tried it in a drill press and found that pushing the case vertically up into the drill press for 1000 pieces kind of sucked.  Horizontally is much easier.  

Will that little bench grinder have enough power to spin the trimmer while you are using it?  Those little motors rely on higher RPM spinning speed and very light pressure to get work done.

Edit:  This would probably work pretty well, and for $7, you can afford to buy one and try it out.  RPM is about right as well.

Electrical motor from Surplus Center
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:45:21 AM EDT
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@pursuitSS

Keep this thread updated when you find a solution. I'm in the same boat and am curious for ideas. 
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