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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Worlds Finest Trimmer

I just wanted to let all you reloaders out there know about a neat brass trimmer I found. I am in no way affiliated with the company, just love what it has done for my reloading and figured others could benefit from it.

It is called the Worlds Finest Trimmer and is mfg. by the Little Crow Gunworks / Dale Hegstrom. If you are trimming more than 100 cases then it really pays off. In my case, I trim batches of 500-1000 cases or more at a time. Instead of the usual 20 sec. or so when trimming on a traditional trimmer it takes about 2-3 sec. per case. it mounts right on your drill or electric screwdriver and is a completely self contained unit. One trimmer per caliber. It measures off the shoulder so the consistency in trim length is really good. You can adjust it easily for trim to length as well. I have trimmed over 4000 cases so far in both .223 and .308 and love it.

Info on the trimmer can be found below and a video from Dale is also provided below. I hope this helps someone. Let me know what you think.

http://www.littlecrowgunworks.com/wft.html


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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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I wish you didn't need a different one for every caliber but it looks good.

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Old April 25th, 2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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I wish you didn't need a different one for every caliber but it looks good.
For my bench and hunting guns I still use my traditional trimmer because I am only doing 100 or so at a time. I dont really see an advantage to buying a WFT for those. But for my high volume guns like my AR's and M14 where you either want to produce a whole lot of SHTF or training ammo I bought the WFT.

In my case that is only about a $140 investment with the ability to trim thousands of cases relatively quickly.

I dont really load high volume in any other calibers.

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Got a Gracey trimmer years ago and it's still going strong. This doesn't look bad but I think I'd have to have one mounted on something that I didn't have to switch batteries on.

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If only it chamfered and deburred at the same time like the forster 3 in 1 cutter.

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I've been using one this season for my 223 highpower brass, works good and its pretty fast. Much faster than my Forster hand turning unit.

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Looks pretty cool Torchrider.

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Old April 29th, 2012, 08:22 AM   #8
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How big of a mess does it make? I'm looking for an easy to use, fast trimmer to trim quantites blasting ammo.

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It works great, I have met the owner and is a real stand up guy. I also have a gracey that is set up for 223, but use the WFT for every other caliber I shoot. Quick to use for small runs and the cutter is a end mill easy to replace when needed.

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I've got one and I like it for my general duty brass.

The key to getting consistency from this cutter is the case headspace dimension/shoulder angle. As long as this dimension/angle is the same for every case they will trim to the same length within very tight tolerances. At worst, I've gotten plus or minus a couple thousandths of an inch in case length. That's too much variance for my precision ammo but it's fine for my general duty ammo.

Considering how easy, quick, and inexpensive the device is, I think that they are well worth using.

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I've used Wilson for 40 years. Only unit on the market that will cut a square face every time.

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I've used Wilson for 40 years. Only unit on the market that will cut a square face every time.
That's what I use for my precision ammo, and I agree, it's the only trimmer that I've found that cut properly.

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Been using one of these trimmers for about a year now. Quite pleased with it. Not quite a Gracey or Giraud but definitely a step up from the other types if you work with volume. Actually cuts pretty cleanly with only a short touch with a dechamfer tool required.

As for the "mess" it makes, it is a good idea to use it over a bucket to catch the shavings.

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Great concept, I hope Dale makes a bunch of money off of them.
I used to use a RCBS lathe type trimmer, now I use the Lee case trimmers in a cordless drill. Much faster, no set up and they come out +/- .001".
They are great for trimming small batches of different cartridges.

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That's what I use for my precision ammo, and I agree, it's the only trimmer that I've found that cut properly.

Won't argue with that, but for trimming bucket loads of brass for practice ammo, it is just the ticket.

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