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    Trimmer upgrade

    Hi Guys
    I want to upgrade my Wilson case trimmer with a power drive
    anyone using an electric screwdriver for this job on their trimmers
    Cheers
    Robert.
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    I use a Lyman one and swapped out the spindle so that I could attach my drill to it.
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    Used an electric screwdriver on my Wilson for some time until the screwdriver battery died. It worked ok. Thought its rotation speed would be too slow but the speed seemed just right for machining brass. Then used an batt drill and didn't like it. Medium weight drill hangs down on the spindle as you change out each case. Not a big deal I suppose. I reverted to hand cranking. I'm not trimming bugger all so high speed production is not necessary.

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    I use lee case trimmers and while case still held in drill do all the other bits n bobs,champher,deburr and polish..... dead simple and quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I use lee case trimmers and while case still held in drill do all the other bits n bobs,champher,deburr and polish..... dead simple and quick.
    Don't use Lee stuff, Got all the shell holders I need for the Wilson just have a shit load to trim at present and my right shoulder is protesting
    the work load,
    There is a nice looking Bosch unit at not a bad price may just get that.
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    Went to a WFT that goes on the drill for .308 (faster than a trimmer) and use Lee pilots for the lower volume cases that also chuck up.

    THAT reminds me... anyone got a spare .222 Rem spindle/ pilot

    @shooternz And Worlds Finest Trimmer may be less cost than the Bosch too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    Hi Guys
    I want to upgrade my Wilson case trimmer with a power drive
    anyone using an electric screwdriver for this job on their trimmers
    Cheers
    Robert.
    ive got the le wilson trimmer and have just brought the power adaptor im hoping it works ok. i think it my cause slipping of the shell holder cylinder. im expecting it to be here in a week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    Went to a WFT that goes on the drill for .308 (faster than a trimmer) and use Lee pilots for the lower volume cases that also chuck up.

    THAT reminds me... anyone got a spare .222 Rem spindle/ pilot

    @shooternz And Worlds Finest Trimmer may be less cost than the Bosch too!
    Nope still need the Bosch to drive the trimmer and I already have all the parts I need,
    The WFT is an expensive little bugger compared to a Wilson shell holder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooternz View Post
    Nope still need the Bosch to drive the trimmer and I already have all the parts I need,
    The WFT is an expensive little bugger compared to a Wilson shell holder.
    Yeah expensive option for me too. Priced a WTFII in the past and flagged away. Looked again last night and I'd be looking at around NZ350 to cover 6 of the catridges I load and then the 7th they don't cater for.

    My Wilson does everthing I've got with just mandrel changes plus mine does trimming, chamfering inside and out in 1 operation which saves a lot of time.

    If I was to go with the WTF style I'd look at the Giraud version.

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    Absolute bees knees for the wilson case trimmer is the case holder lever clamp, best thing I ever did for mine. I tried power drive with a screwdriver and found it faster to just do by hand. You definitely want the slow speed of a screwdriver and not a drill.

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    Total balls up. My posting referred to a Forster trimmer, a lesser being than the Wilson.

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    I have the Wilson Without power attachment but saw this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4If_OQ22KDo on another post some where in here and I liked the look of them might be an Xmas present to self....

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    Ouch! saw the above comments for price of wftII think I will pass...

 

 

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