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I hope it's all it's cracked up to be. I've got lots of 308 brass to process. Hoping this will speed up the process.

Tony.

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They definitely speeds up the process. They can be a little difficult to adj if it's on of the drill press mounted one. But once set you good to go. I find that running at a drill press speed of 800 rpm works best.


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I got one for 300 BO that I hooked up to a 3400 rpm motor, and it is awesome. Locating the correct coupler that I needed to go from 3/8 on the trimmer shaft to 5/16 on the motor shaft was the most difficult part of setting it up, but once I got that problem resolved it works like a dream. Most cases will trim with less than a second of contact.
 
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They definitely speeds up the process. They can be a little difficult to adj if it's on of the drill press mounted one. But once set you good to go. I find that running at a drill press speed of 800 rpm works best.


That's because they aren't designed to be mounted on a drill press.

I don't know how many times we have to cover this.. Drill presses should not be used with these types of trimmers. Don't feel bad, you're not the only one who does it, you're just the only one who brought it up in this thread.




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They definitely speeds up the process. They can be a little difficult to adj if it's on of the drill press mounted one. But once set you good to go. I find that running at a drill press speed of 800 rpm works best.


That's because they aren't designed to be mounted on a drill press.

I don't know how many times we have to cover this.. Drill presses should not be used with these types of trimmers. Don't feel bad, you're not the only one who does it, you're just the only one who brought it up in this thread.


Depends upon the cutter. I'm using the Trim-It Ii and it is designed for a drill press. Like a few others out there. The hard part is getting the beveling balanced like you want it. It OAL is the easy part. I think the Graund trimmer spins at around 3000 rpm.


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They definitely speeds up the process. They can be a little difficult to adj if it's on of the drill press mounted one. But once set you good to go. I find that running at a drill press speed of 800 rpm works best.


That's because they aren't designed to be mounted on a drill press.

I don't know how many times we have to cover this.. Drill presses should not be used with these types of trimmers. Don't feel bad, you're not the only one who does it, you're just the only one who brought it up in this thread.


Depends upon the cutter. I'm using the Trim-It Ii and it is designed for a drill press. Like a few others out there. The hard part is getting the beveling balanced like you want it. It OAL is the easy part. I think the Graund trimmer spins at around 3000 rpm.


It's not necessarily the speed, it's the fact that you're dropping brass shavings into the brass, necessitating that you then tumble yet AGAIN to make sure you aren't sending that shit down your barrel. For whatever minuscule amount of time you feel a drill press might be saving you, having to tumble a third time will gobble that up in a hurry.

By using them as intended, the brass falls into the trimmer, as opposed to the case, and you can load them right after you trim without worry.

Unless of course you don't mind sending foreign shit down your barrel; in which case, have at it!




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This will be mounted in my DeWalt cordless hand drill. So you're saying that brass shavings won't get thrown into my case? Cool! I hadn't even thought about that, but now that you do, that makes me even happier that I ordered it.

My burlap sacks of LC brass are waiting...

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Keep the neck pointed down and you're good.




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I got my tri-way last night and I'm beyond happy with it! I should've bought one years ago! It takes a little getting used to, but I'm beyond ecstatic that I don't have to trim, chamfer and de-burr every round now. I got it set to trim right where I want it to.

I trimmed while tilting it up and all the brass shavings stayed out of the case. This is definitely going to speed up my process!

You definitely have to hold on tight to the case at the beginning until the shoulder references itself inside the bushing. A Mechanix glove should help as well.

I can definitely see how quick it will be once the brass has been trimmed once and you're not cutting as much as a once-fired piece of brass.

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I got my tri-way last night and I'm beyond happy with it! I should've bought one years ago! It takes a little getting used to, but I'm beyond ecstatic that I don't have to trim, chamfer and de-burr every round now. I got it set to trim right where I want it to.

I trimmed while tilting it up and all the brass shavings stayed out of the case. This is definitely going to speed up my process!

You definitely have to hold on tight to the case at the beginning until the shoulder references itself inside the bushing. A Mechanix glove should help as well.

I can definitely see how quick it will be once the brass has been trimmed once and you're not cutting as much as a once-fired piece of brass.

Tony.


I wear leather gloves made by underarmour. Similar to a driving glove. Thin, pretty soft. They grip the cases well and help prevent blisters.

Also, there's no need to trim cases every time unless you're super anal about your process. As long as they are in-spec, just load and go.




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Got it! Thanks!

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The mechanics gloves are what I use. They grip good with no slip. I have found the the faster you spin the cutter the less likely you will have one grab and try to spin. That why I run my drill press around 800 rpm.


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