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I finally bought one of these things last week for some unknown reason.

IMHO it is useless to me at this point in time.

Using the standard case trimmer base I found it to be a big pain to get the shell holder tight enough to trim the case compared to using my handy, dandy cordless drill.

Perhaps their universal shell holder would make a big difference since I think they say it takes only a partial turn to tighten. The shop didn't have one, so I may never know for sure.

As far as polishing cases, chamfering and deburring goes, I'd have to say a person would have to be pretty hard up to want to polish cases with this thing. Deburring and chamfering would be hard to do without overdoing it.

It does function as advertised and if the cases were easier to lock in the shell holder, then it would be a fairly decent way to utilize their case trimmers. For now I think I'll just stick with my cordless drill.
 

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No. I'll eventually try it with the new shell holder. It's a fairly quiet device and there are times where this could come in handy.
 

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Cheesey is a good description, but it performs fairly well.

I tried it again today to trim a mix of several hundred cases (.303 Brit, .308 Win, and .223 Rem) and found that once I learned how to tighten the shell holder better it seemed to work OK. I then switched to using my cordless drill and found that the operation went much faster.

I believe a standard case trimmer of the hornady variety would be even faster. I just refuse to keep readjusting my trimmer and use the Lee trimmers in every caliber except .38 super (no Lee tool available). My Gracey trimmer will get used for .223 cases as soon as I crank up my high power shooting efforts.
 
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