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Phil3
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I am new to reloading, and was looking at powered case trimmers for trimming, deburring, chamfering, neck turning, etc. Could not most of this be done just using a drill press, or am I missing something here? I do not what parts are needed to do this, or if it even makes sense, but if you have a low rpm drill press already and it can work, why not?

- Phil
flatlander
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Phil,
I used a LE Wilson trimmer on a drill press for over 30yrs until I bought a Gracy trimmer(which I later sold after purchasing a Giraud trimmer). However, I much prefer to use an old Atlas lathe for all the other case prep steps. It's much easier & faster than trying to do it on a drill press.
Winchester69
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Originally Posted by Phil3
I do not [know] what parts are needed to do this, or if it even makes sense, but if you have a low rpm drill press already and it can work, why not?

Possum Hollow case trimmers and adaptor, keyless chuck, bore brushes, pocket uniformers, chamfer.... Makes more sense to me, if it gets down to around 200rpm. In fact, it's what I use.
Phil3
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I need a drill press anyway, and want to get a Palmgren benchtop which gets down to 240 rpm. Slow enough for case work? The thing I like is that the maximum spindle runout is .0005", or 1/2 of a thousandth. At 220 lbs, this thing is a beast for benchtop unit. Although not needed for case work, I like the 5" quill travel.

- Phil
Phil3
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Phil,
I used a LE Wilson trimmer on a drill press for over 30yrs until I bought a Gracy trimmer(which I later sold after purchasing a Giraud trimmer). However, I much prefer to use an old Atlas lathe for all the other case prep steps. It's much easier & faster than trying to do it on a drill press.


What tools do you use on the lathe to do the work. I had intended on getting a mini-lathe anyway, so if it can be put to use for case prep, I would do so.

- Phil
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