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Old 07-21-2019, 1:19 PM
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Default Finally solved my Dillon Trimmer issues... (lesson learned)

I bought a new old stock Dillon 1200 trimmer.

I couldn’t get it to cut right. I thought it’s was my adjustments, but after a lot of adjustments, playing with the motor assembly, I found out what was wrong.

I got a dull blade with it. I’d confirmed that the motor was new looking at the brushes and commutator.

I’d shorn the bolt head off taking the cutting bit off the first time trying to Loctite it in place. When I finally put it together, couldn’t figure out why it cut so bad. Apparently, Dillon has had some come out with bad blades.

I saved 100 bucks buying someones new old stock. Sending the cutting head to Dillon to take out a shorn bolt head, 15. New cutting blade 30 with shipping.

3 hours fiddling with the damn thing trying to make it trim right, worth more than 100 bucks.

Sometimes, ya try and save money, but it doesn’t work out.


Oh, well. Live and learn. Knowing what I know noe, I the Honey Badger after market trimmer is a better buy over all.

It's all steel. the motor is a Bosch router with speed control, the Dillon vacuum shroud can be used with it and lastly, the end mill bits it uses has 4 cutting blades instead of 1, easier to buy and will last longer.

Pics of my bad cuts.







My Forrester trimmer cuts like a champ. These suck. There is actually a shelf left that catched the projectile, making it hard to seat.

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Old 07-21-2019, 1:55 PM
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BTW, if you are looking for cutting bits, the key words are TCMT 2151

Much cheaper.

https://www.amazon.com/Inserts-Carbi...4&s=industrial

https://www.amazon.com/OSCARBIDE-Car...-1-spons&psc=1
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Old 07-27-2019, 8:25 PM
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I bought my new cutting tips from McMaster Carr.

It cut good
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