Help me choose a powered case trimmer

Jan 16, 2018
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Looking for a powered case trimmer for High volume 223 and 6.5 creed, will be adding 308 down the road.

Not wanting to spend the money on a giraud at the moment.

Leaning more towards worlds finest trimmer or Frankford arsenal.

With the frankford I’ve heard it’s best to replace the cutter head with a carbide rcbs head, and it’d be handy to chamfer and deburr quickly.

The wft seems simpler and less parts to fail but it doesn’t chamfer/deburr and maybe a bit more messy in terms of brass chips flying everywhere.

Any other suggestions, reviews of the 2 choices above or why you chose what you have would be great.

Thanks
 

spife7980

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I would have said giraud triway as it will chamfer and deburr all in one but they dont offer it in 6.5 for some crazy reason, they would own the market.

I would probably go with the frankford just to have the chamfer and deburr steps powered. Manual anything sucks. Triway2 Trimit2 is another option but I fear you would spend more time adjusting it each time you change calibers than you would spend trimming unles you bought one for each caliber.
 
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I have the Giraud TriWay in 223 and 308. I absolutely love them. I can’t emphasize that enough. I used to trim with a Sinclair hand powered unit that I connected to the drill. I hated trimming.

The TriWay accurately trims chamfers and deburrs all in one quick step. My only regret is that I didn’t get the Giraud Powered Trimmer. Would be much nicer than the hand drill I’m using to power the TriWay and I’d have an option for 6.5.
 

isofahunter

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I have the FA and did change the cutter as you described and have had very good results with it. One thing to watch if you trimming a couple 100 pieces at a time is the locking ring, I got to 120 and it loosened a bit. Close to 1000 cases so far in the last couple months and very pleased.
 

excess

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I would have said giraud triway as it will chamfer and deburr all in one but they dont offer it in 6.5 for some crazy reason, they would own the market.

I would probably go with the frankford just to have the chamfer and deburr steps powered. Manual anything sucks. Triway2 Trimit2 is another option but I fear you would spend more time adjusting it each time you change calibers than you would spend trimming unles you bought one for each caliber.
Giraud does have 6.5 Creedmoor as an option.
 

spife7980

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Giraud does have 6.5 Creedmoor as an option.
In the trimmer or the triway?
I know they do in the trimmer which the op stated he didn’t want, they don’t in the triway as far as I knew of or according to his website. Are you saying it’s now an option?
 

spife7980

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As of a year ago when I spoke to him on the phone it wasn’t and he said he had no intention. But that was a year ago. That’s why I went with the full trimmer though ultimately I went with a 6xc over creed since it wasn’t any more hassle at that point, I already had the trimmer and plenty of options to choose from.
 
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I have the FA and did change the cutter as you described and have had very good results with it. One thing to watch if you trimming a couple 100 pieces at a time is the locking ring, I got to 120 and it loosened a bit. Close to 1000 cases so far in the last couple months and very pleased.
Can you point my in the direction of the cutter you swapped to?
 
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