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    Posted: November 12 2019 at 12:19pm
Gents, I have a question for you reloader's. I want to buy a machine for deburring the case neck after trimming. 
I currently have to deburr  both inner and outer edges by hand. It's a real pain in the butt when you've got a pot full of trimmed cases to do.

So what's the best solution?

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A couple of things I've used.
A converter for an electric screwdriver that takes the chamfer/deburr tool. NOT a drill its way too fast but the lecky driver is perfect.
The case trimmer!
I have a mini-lathe type & so I motorized it with the same screwdriver! & then got a chamfer deburr head.


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I reload quite a few rounds. Nothing like other members. Probably shoot 400 rounds of .303 a year. I have a hand debur and camfer tool. I also have a case trimming tool that fits on a hand drill. Low speed. Then I use the hand tool with the case still in the drill. Primitive? You bet. But unless I was reloading for a Bren gun, suits my needs.
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Reloading 120 or more rounds a week got tiring and time consuming.  I sprung for the RCBS Universal Case Prep Center.   Motorized and does the trimming and neck chamfer.  I’m very pleased with it.  I wished I had got it sooner. 


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Thanks for the info. I'll look into the RCBS unit; see if it's available in France.
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if you get it, I recommend the carbide cutting head.  
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Looking at the Lyman Case Prep Xpress and the equivalent RCBS without the trimming part.
The Lyman is available here at a dealer I occasionally use; so that may be the decider.
I do have a case trimmer; so the deburring and primer pocket tools of the Case Prep Xpress would do nicely. It's 220 Euro's over here; but shipping from USA would end up with a Import tax bill and customs clearance costs. So better buy locally.
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Hornady has a very nice electric tool called the duo pro.It has one inner chamfer and one outer chamfer fitting. Works very nice
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Thanks for the info'.
I have decided to go for the Lyman Case Xpress. I'll let you guy's know how I get on with it.
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Just to update you guy's. 
I told the wife I was buying this for my Christmas present. 
The Postman delivered it while she was home; so she's wrapped it and it'll be under the tree on the 25th!
So I report on it effectiveness after the festivities!
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I have an old RCBS hand held, knurled, champher deburr tool. I acknowledge my reloading quantity is far below competitive shooters, but for me, it gives me one more chance by hand to see a defect of the entire casing. (I load about 400 rds/year.)
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