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Mirage416
03-29-2009, 05:45 PM
OK, you all have me convinced to buy the Sinclair/Wilson Ultimate Micrometer Trimmer w/ Shark Fin.

Just so I don't regret missing anything, are there any accessories I should grab with it when ordering? I planned on getting the power adapter, but wasn't sure about other useful accessories.

Oh, and does this chamfer package work with the trimmer, or is this to be used separately? http://www.sinclairintl.com/product/5478/Case-Mouth-Chamfering

Thanks

Codeman
03-29-2009, 06:14 PM
You'll need shell holders of course and the platform from sinclairs is a nice thing to have to knock the case out of the holder.

Oh and if your planning to use it for .17 or .20 cal's you need the optinal cutter

Mirage416
03-29-2009, 06:24 PM
You'll need shell holders of course and the platform from sinclairs is a nice thing to have to knock the case out of the holder.

Oh and if your planning to use it for .17 or .20 cal's you need the optinal cutter

Do regular shell holders work, or do I need the special ones like shown here?: http://www.sinclairintl.com/product/11188/Case-Trimmer-Accessories

I'm not sure what you mean by the "platform", either.

I am just trimming with this and I won't be using it to neck turn. If I can use it to do the 45 deg deburring/chamfering, that would be great.

lightman
03-29-2009, 07:03 PM
hey mirage, wilson uses a unique case holder system for their trimmer. you'll need to look at their chart to get the ones you will need. the chamfer tool works in place of the hand crank. i recommend the trimmer platform, part# 05-4800. i bought the complete deal from sinclair and really like it and think you will, too! good luck, lightman

abintx
03-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Just so I don't regret missing anything, are there any accessories I should grab with it when ordering? I planned on getting the power adapter, but wasn't sure about other useful accessories.

Oh, and does this chamfer package work with the trimmer, or is this to be used separately? http://www.sinclairintl.com/product/5478/Case-Mouth-Chamfering

I recommend TWO (2) of the chamfer/deburring packages. Switching that tool around and locking it in place can be a pain. It's used separately.

RCBS has a head for it's trimmer that trims, deburrs, and chamfers all at once but I never cared for the results so I returned it. :)

Mirage416
03-29-2009, 08:54 PM
hey mirage, wilson uses a unique case holder system for their trimmer. you'll need to look at their chart to get the ones you will need.

I do not see any reference in the trimmer description specifying which shell holder type I need to use with it.

Any idea which one it is?

lightman
03-29-2009, 10:02 PM
hey mirage, the chamfer package you are looking at does not go with the wilson trimmer, it's for use in a drill or screwdriver. the wilson case holders that you will need are different than you are used to and are listed under trimmer accessories in sinclairs catalog. they are kind of caliber specfic, but case famlies will interchange, ie 308, 243, 260 ect. ask the sales rep about them when you call, you'll understand more when you see how they work. even if this is confusing, this is a fine tool and you will not be sorry you bought it. good luck, lightman

Mirage416
03-29-2009, 10:08 PM
I see now. For some reason I was thinking I could use the trimmer to hold the chamfer tool with that adapter. That would be nice if I could, but I guess not.

...Which makes me wonder. Does anyone make a tool like a trimmer, which holds your case in alignment for the chamfer/deburr process?

I ask because I do not have a drill press yet to do this with.

milanuk
03-29-2009, 10:39 PM
It's not really necessary, and the alignment can be tricky - which is the reason the Wilson chamfer attachment for their trimmer doesn't work all that great... off-center chamfers, etc. Holding it manually... your hand essentially acts as a 'floating' holder and it stays pretty centered. Just needs to be there for a revolution or two, at any rate, so it's not like you're going to be taking off a lot of metal.

abintx
03-29-2009, 10:51 PM
As I mentioned above, RCBS makes a Trimmer with an optional TRIM PRO 3-WAY cutter that TRIMS, DEBURRS and CHAMFERS all at the same time. http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=102787 A drill can also be attached with an adapter. Or, you can purchase a separate power unit. Call them at 800-533-5000. :)

Steven Lee
03-31-2009, 07:15 AM
Here is a list of Sinclair part numbers I sent to a friend getting into benchrest. You need to pick the correct shell holder for your caliber...the one's listed are for 6PPC and 220 Russian.

Sinclair
Part #
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WTR Wilson Case Length Trimmer
05-490 Sinclair Standard Trimmer Mount for Wilson Trimmer
WPPCH Wilson Rifle Case Holder for 6PPC
W220RH Wilson Rifle Case Holder for 220 Russian
FDB1000 Forster Case Mouth Deburring Tool