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Old 01-20-2019, 12:25 AM
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I have the universal and all my cases come out +/- .0005 .
I know how to use it, Maybe I just got a dud. Because it doesn't trim cases square unless I rotate the case in it. I marked a few cases with a sharpie, and figured out what side of the brass it cuts shorter. It consistently cut one side shorter than the other at the same exact spot. Don't get me wrong, I get good accuracy out of it by rotating the case, in fact the same accuracy you describe. However it occasionally cuts brass too short. It is simply not reliable 100% of the time, and for that I don't like it. If I lock a adjustment in place, I expect it to not move at all, not even .001". Yes, both surfaces were clean of dirt and lubed with a dry lube. Works a lot better with some dry lube like eezox, but still moves sometimes.
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Old 01-22-2019, 6:18 PM
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If I had to do a bunch: https://www.giraudtool.com/giraud-tri-way-trimmer.html

I run one of these for my 223. I have a WFT for 308, but it doesn't chamfer/deburr.

Forester for all the rest. Ergo, I shoot 223 all the time. Life is too short to spend time trimming brass.
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After doing 1000 .223 cases, I didn't want to do that again. Got a .223 specific WFT and chucked it in the HF drill press. PITA to adjust length, but once set, held OAL just as accurate as the Forster (+/- 0.001).

Yeah thats what I heard in the reviews on Midway. But alot of people rate it highly.

Any recommendations on how to adjust it?
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Yeah thats what I heard in the reviews on Midway.

Any recommendations on how to adjust it?
I use my calipers to measure the overall length of the WFT and adjust according to how many thou +/- change needed on the case length.

If after setting you notice excessive variations in trim length it is probably due to your sizing technique since it trims based on shoulder to neck length. Or, chips got inside the shoulder collar.

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Old 02-01-2019, 11:56 AM
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Yeah thats what I heard in the reviews on Midway. But alot of people rate it highly.

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I use my calipers to measure the overall length of the WFT and adjust according to how many thou +/- change needed on the case length.
Pretty much how I did it (though I used the step measurement). Just difficult to hold everything rigidly with accuracy and tighten the set screw at the same time. OAL is prolly better.

Pretty crude compared to my Forster when seeking 0.001" or so, but........ I felt pretty lucky when my 3rd or 4th attempt got me where I wanted to be. Wasted a couple cases in the process.
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I don't worry about .001" +/- on case length since the next re-size it changes again.

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I don't worry about .001" +/- on case length since the next re-size it changes again.
Not so much +/- (though the WFT meets that for me), it's the adjustment to trim near book minimum, maximizing firings before requiring trimming again.

WFT recommends that once creating a case the length you want, to then save a trimmed case as a setting tool for the future. I suppose one could trim in any manner, then use that case as a tool for setting the WFT.
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Not so much +/- (though the WFT meets that for me), it's the adjustment to trim near book minimum, maximizing firings before requiring trimming again.

WFT recommends that once creating a case the length you want, to then save a trimmed case as a setting tool for the future. I suppose one could trim in any manner, then use that case as a tool for setting the WFT.
I,ve doing exactly that since the 70's with my Forster. Small box of cases in a drawer, trimmed to min for each caliber I load. Takes mere seconds to adj/set trim length.
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Case Length Gauges can be used to set the L E Wilson trimmer. Wilson has a video showing this method.
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Old 02-02-2019, 9:24 AM
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WFT recommends that once creating a case the length you want, to then save a trimmed case as a setting tool for the future. I suppose one could trim in any manner, then use that case as a tool for setting the WFT.
Yes, my WFT does double duty since I use one to trim both 308 and 30-06 and adjust accordingly.
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Case Length Gauges can be used to set the L E Wilson trimmer. Wilson has a video showing this method.
I really like the LE wilson set up. Definitely a quality piece
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WFT is what I use.
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I have trimmed cases manually for 40 years. I have never owned a powered trimmer. I have used most of the manual trimmers out there. The RCBS is my favorite and the Lee Quick Trim works very well also.

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I've been really happy with the RCBS Trim Pro power trimmer. There is a conversion kit to turn the manual RCBS trimmer into a power trimmer. They have a newer model based on a case prep station as well.
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You said manual but for drill powered you might want to consider the Henderson Precision (https://www.hendersonprecision.com/). It is not inexpensive. The Gen I spaced off of the shoulder the new one spaces off of the base of the case.
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No one uses the F A case prep center?
The F A is not a trimmer,
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I've used a Forester for 40 or so years, but I'm going to give the Lyman Brass Smith a try, as soon as they are available.
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You said manual but for drill powered you might want to consider the Henderson Precision (https://www.hendersonprecision.com/). It is not inexpensive. The Gen I spaced off of the shoulder the new one spaces off of the base of the case.
$739.00 & out of stock
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$739.00 & out of stock
The one without the motor that uses a drill is $399. I have one and ití works wonders, very fast and very consistent. Uses the Forster true way trimmer so itís a one stop shop. I would highly recommend

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