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RCBS Trim Mate

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by EL_NinO619, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    So i am not one to argue about colors. On my bench there is red & Green for Christmas a little blue for Hanuka, And even a little orange for Halloween. But i do use what works for me. I have found this little tool to save me time and headache of prep work.:crying:Just putting my $0.02 out there to let you guys know, and see what other cool reloading tools work for you.[​IMG]
     
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    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    I plead the 5th..:rofl:
     

  3. sdelam

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    I have one as well, still hate trimming a couple k of .223
     
  4. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    I hear you, but it does work well
     
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    IIRC, that tool (nice as it is) doesn't do any case trimming.

    All the primer dust down there by the pocket cleaners is somewhat unhealthy. High lead content in that dust.

    All the brass by the deburr/chamfer tools looks like you're either a) really removing alot of metal from crimped primer pockets (not good) or b) really prepping a ginormous amount of brass (that's good).

    A damp paper towel covering the base (with appropriate holes) will help control the dust and make cleanup easier.
     
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  6. sdelam

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    a most towellete, good idea
     
  7. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    That was after 300 .223, and that's crazy i was thinking about using a baby wipe to grab that nasty lead. But there is no real way of avoid the primer dust unless you don't clean the PP right?:upeyes::ack:
     
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    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    @ Dude, you can tap a LEE case trimmer and put it on the trim mate, have seen it on youtube. One reason why i got it.:thumbsup:
     
  9. Beware Owner

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    Since I like to prep a lot of cases at once, I think this would be a great tool to do that with. I like to keep cases chamferred/deburred, primed, resized, and flared (I have a single stage still...), ready to go.
     
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    Do you have it set up like that, too?
     
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    No, he hasn't tapped it yet. Instead, the other day we rigged up the old drill press for trimming.
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    Sadly, I don't have one of those.
     
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    Check at garage sales. This one is older than Jack and it still works.
     
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    I'm living in an apartment and running out of space! Getting ready to go hunting for the first time and the gear is going to take up a lot of space as it is.
     
  15. EL_NinO619

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    You can find a lot smaller drill presses than that one. You only need very low speed and torque to trim soft brass. I have seen some smaller Drill presses for $50.