I have one of the little crow WFT in .308 (works for .243 as well) and I am happy with it, but I can buy three of these for the same money.I'll be interested in your review. When I got tired of using the Lee trimmer in my drill press I researched this one:
And ended up with the FA Platinum"
Yes, I have a bunch of .223 that's been needing to be trimmed for some years now. The time it takes to load and lock a case in the Lyman adds up, and I only added the power adapter last year. I will keep using the Lyman for lower quantities like .300sav, 7x57, etc. but in my more frequently fired calibers I am hoping these will do the trick. I bought my Lyman trimmer used about 15 years ago, still works good.Looks pretty good. Even better if it's made with good steel. I have the same Lyman as Lomax also and it must be about 20 years old by now. It will come in handy when you make a pilot case for the length you like. Judging from the quantity you're talking about, I'm guessing you ordered one in .223 REM/5.56mm NATO?
I went with the Hornady Cam Lock Case Trimmer because I’m a Hornady Fanboy. Had I known, before I started, that I would have the Case Prep Trio, the Cam Lock Case Trimmer and (arriving today) the Hornady Neck Turner, I would have gone with the Case Prep Center and picked up 500 free bullets. Penny wise and pound foolish, as they say, except none of these items could be obtained with mere pennies.
That’s what I get for doing this on my own. Well, it’s done...I’ll have one more “can we afford that?” conversation with my wife when the latest shipment arrives, and then I should be (hopefully) done with equipment investments. Well...not counting getting a real workbench so I can retire my converted Black & Decker WorkMate...which has been surprisingly effective this past year.
That re-purposing was so appropriate!While I was still in the Army, I made a press stand out of an ammo box. I had it set up so I could store the press in side the ammo box along with a few accessories. I still have it in my basement running my old Rockcrusher. I throw a few bar bell weights in the bottom for stability.