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    lee quick trim or cutter and lock stud?

    Hi all,

    Got the lee breach lock kit the other day, it came with a duluxe quick trim and also a cutter a lock stud. Which one do people reccomend using and why?

    Thanks
    Stealthy, like a giraffe on roller-skates....

  2. #2
    Hi

    i personally use the cutter and lock stud, feels like i am in control more and closer to the cutting action. Purely emotional not results based.

  3. #3
    me too
    but I use the lock stud in a drill
    linear pressure and idiot proof once measurements have been confirmed

    less lateral stress with the original (i.e. the big long handle on the deluxe creates a lever for a lateral action inside the neck

  4. #4
    Idiot proof, looks like I've found the one I need
    Stealthy, like a giraffe on roller-skates....

  5. #5
    Agreed!



    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    me too
    but I use the lock stud in a drill
    linear pressure and idiot proof once measurements have been confirmed

    less lateral stress with the original (i.e. the big long handle on the deluxe creates a lever for a lateral action inside the neck

  6. #6
    Just measure as you go and double check though. I wish I did before blazing through all my new Lapua cases using Lee cutter and drill, only to find it had trimmed them all shorter than Saami trim length. Not a big deal as it was only by a couple of thou, but I am a bit ocd with these things and it annoyed me. Should have checked! Will be buying a more accurate trimmer in the near future.

    ... So not exactly idiot proof
    Last edited by otisthedog; 22-05-2015 at 17:51.

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    I use the cutter and lock stud in a pillar drill and it works well! You can get the length pretty spot on you just need to finger tighten, trim a case and tighten a little more in a vice if needs be to get it bang on then all cases ar consistent
    Last edited by Boydy47; 22-05-2015 at 21:46.

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    I do and use as some others, I have a two battery nut driver's with the adapter fitted so I can just swap them around as needed that way I can cut ,vld and polish all in one step the other driver has the pocket cleaner fitted . I did have a prep station but found it slow and not as good for polishing the case after vld cutting etc.

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    The Quick Trim works well but for me, it over chamfers the inside of the case. I flare the case mouths of my brass before seating so this is especially bothersome -and unnecessary. The advantage of the Quick Trim is that there is some adjustment available. I crimp so i trim all brass to the same length at every reloading -not just what hits the cutter, ala fixed cutter.

    My favorite set up with the cutter and lick stud was to use a Zip Trim with the 3-jaw chuck, and the optional cutter mounted in a wooden ball handle. Cases in, a quick tug to trim, a light chamfer, and another tug while holding #0000 steel wool over the case. Done. When my Zip Trim got mangled I just switched to my Forster for about all my trim ops.~Muir

  10. #10
    The Quick Trim Basic doesn't chamfer the cases and only costs a tenner.

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