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Thread: Please share your interesting Forster Trimmer mods.

  1. #1
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jan 2015

    Please share your interesting Forster Trimmer mods.

    I've returned to reloading recently and looking thru my reloading stuff collected over the years and discovered I have 2 Forster trimmer for some reason.

    A quick look on the internet shows there were many attachment for this device, some factory mad, and some home made or 3d printed.

    I was wondering if you guys with your inventive mind had any interesting mods for this device that you would like to share.

    Also found amongst my stuff I had a Vertical Style trimmer that uses Forster Trimmer collets, it's made of cast iron and had some kind of micrometer adjustment.

  2. #2
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    This the the vertical trimmer.

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    May 2008
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    That is a Micro-Precision combination trimmer and length gauge. Someone has added the quirky crank handle.
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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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