FORSTER PRODUCTS CASE TRIMMER
Forster Products of Lanark, Illinois, has long been recognized for producing quality items for the reloader, and its case trimmers have become the standard for comparison. When a cartridge is fired, it is a common occurrence for the case to lengthen slightly. If cases that are longer than normal are reloaded, firing such a cartridge can prevent expansion at the mouth, which can result in increased pressure. A case trimmer is used to reduce the length of a case by trimming off the excess metal. The case is held rigidly, and a rotating cutter trims metal from the case mouth to give the desired length.
One of the most popular case trimmers is the Forster Original. Think of it as a miniature lathe. Setting the length and rotating the crank handle trims the cases to the appropriate length. A case holder and a pilot of appropriate diameter are required, but the Forster Trimmer is flexible enough to work with almost any case. The Original Case Trimmer is for .17 to .460 calibers, and the Classic Case Trimmer is for large-bore and black powder calibers. The case trimmer is also available in a .50 BMG model. Forster also offers kits that include collets and pilots.
MSRP: $112 (Original); $135 (Classic and .50 BMG); $155 (Original kit); $176 (Classic kit) www.ForsterProducts.com