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Old 02-14-2013, 05:51 AM
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After Paul's escapades it renewed my enthusiasm to deal with my bag full of 17HMR brass.
You may recall that I made an adapter to hold the case on the RCBS Trim-pro case trimmer. It worked well but the 60 seconds to trim a case back was a bear.
Anyroad, was messing with the base etc at work to increase the hight of the trimmer as I was bashing my paw on the bench when trimming cases.
I found that using a cutting lube decreased the cutting pressure and also sped up the process, now down to ~30 seconds.
Was thinking how could I 'motorise' - had a look at the $300 RCBS offering and thought (expletive deleted) - must be another way to do the power thing without getting so complicated...

et voilà;



Drilled and tapped for M6 cap screw, made a plastic twiddly knurled knob, cut the end off of a 'ball end' Allen key (gives a 30º offset) add a battery drill and good to go!

Cut time now~3 seconds - result!

Handle will be forever retired now!
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