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Old 02-20-2019, 06:11 PM
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Ok so I might be expecting to much but those of you out there that do your own reloading what kind of Brass Trimmers are you using and what kind of life span are you getting from the trimmer head? recently (2months ago)purchased a Hornady trimmer and have only gone through 2000 of 3500+ pieces of 223 brass and the cutter head is only cutting with one of the 4 blades. Needless to say is taking awhile to get everything trimmed, camphered and deburred by hand when everything isn't working to optimum, oh add in primer pockets reamed.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:04 PM
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I've used a Forster trimmer since the early 70's and I'm still using the original cutter.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:45 PM
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I use a LEE quick trim, but I only been trimming for a few years. I also use a battery operated drill for chamfering, deburring and primer pockets. Then tumble for brass cleaning.
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:37 PM
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RCBS for years, many calibers and still like new!
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Old 02-24-2019, 09:42 PM
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I don't reuse them long enough to need to trim....the rest of the process is tedious and time consuming enough!....; )
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:59 PM
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I don't reuse them long enough to need to trim....the rest of the process is tedious and time consuming enough!....; )
Like what; Installing primers, powder and bullets. Obviously, waiting for them to be polished in a tumbler would be over the top. Lol. I'm having fun with you.

But seriously, What? I'm only kidding.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:09 PM
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I stopped trimming my brass many years ago. Unless it's required in forming a wildcat from a longer parent case. But working brass, I've not bothered to trim in a coons age.

But before I quit trimming, I used both Forster and Wilson trimmers. Did wear out one Forster cutter and the second one is probably pretty close to wore out. I got a lot more life out of them than 3,500 pieces of brass though. A lot more. That's powered, too, BTW.

The Wilson was a much nicer trimmer. But I didn't have the case holders for everything for it and sold it when I decided not to bother with trimming anymore.

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Thanks everyone for your reply's, gives me an idea what to look for next time around after my second Hornady trimmer completely gives up the ghost, first one could not replace cutter head ( yea was that old) so had to go new. Only reason trimming is to get uniformity in the brass picked up at the range. Figure it is just as easy to trim every piece as it is to measure then trim, Now have a supplier where I get brass by the bucket.
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