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Forster replacement cutter

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by creophus, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. creophus

    creophus Born Again

    Mar 18, 2005
    I purchased a used Forster brass trimmer. The cutting head is really dull and I believe it needs replaced.

    Seems like only the entire shaft is sold as a replacement. Anyone see just the cutter? Midway and Grafs and some others have the replacement, but I'm trying to get just the part I need.

    Any of you have one you'd sell me?
  2. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    It looks like on the Classic the cutter is part of the shaft. The 3 in 1 has the replaceable carbide cutters.

    With a diamond hone and some water or hone oil you can sharpen it up by following the existing relief angles. You could take it to shop that sharpens endmills and other cutting tools also. I don't know if getting it resharpened will be much cheaper than buying a new shaft/cutter.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011

  3. creophus

    creophus Born Again

    Mar 18, 2005
    Perhaps sharpening it might be an option. It's about $14 for a new one, plus shipping so I don't think I could pay someone to sharpen the old one for less than that.
  4. ColoCG


    Mar 18, 2011
    What dkf says is correct. You can't just by the cutter, it and the shaft are one piece on the classic cutter. They do last a long time though, I think I've replaced one in 40years. You could possibly get it sharpened, it might be worth checking out.