I`ve had both the Layman and the RCBS and they are the samething except for their paint job. I really don`t think that there is a whole lot of difference in any of them. I will advise you to get one with the cutter you can run with an electric drill. It is much easiser to hold a consistant lenth with the drill and it`s also alot faster. I`m very happy with the Layamn I`m useing now.
I've used an old Forster case trimmer for over 35 years. It is pretty accurate, but I hate having to seat the cases in the collet holder. I recently bought a Sinclair/Wilson trimmer with a micro adjustment. The Wilson case holders hold the cases straight, and I think are more accurate and faster than the Forster. I can trim cases a lot faster with the Wilson, and I'm sure with practice can increase on my speed.
I have had a Lyman power trimmer and currently have an RCBS and a Wilson.
IMO- The Wilson is head and shoulders above eveything else. I doubt I'll ever use anything else. BTW- I have found that unless I have a large amount of brass to remove, the hand crank is just as fast as the power attachment.
I have a Wilson, with a Sinclair base with the case holder clamp. It replaced
a Lyman. The Wilson is faster, once I got in a groove, and there sure
is a difference in the "squareness" of the cut. With the case holder,
every case is square, and the same length. And I agree, I see no
point in the power drill adapter, unless I had a pile of very long cases
to trim. About the only kick I have against the Wilson, is that it is machined
from carbon steel, and it will rust easily. The next time I have the air
brush out, Dura Coating a firearm, my Wilson trimmer, and the case
holders, are going to get Dura Coated.
I have been using the forster for something like 40 years, was my first one, never saw any need to change, but I have added to them over the years, picking them up used cheap at gun shows and just setting up for different calibers and never having to change them. Think I have like 5 or 6 now. But I use a wilson for the 6ppc benchrest rifle.
when I was looking at normal reloading trimmers years ago forster had the least slop and was a decent but, I went with the target guys though and bought a wilson. It was only about $30 but then you do have to buy case holders and a deburring tool. But I am happy with the finished product.
I use a RCBS (new trimmer), the old one used a collet to hold the case. The problem with this is not all case's are of the same size at the base. It is impossible to get consistant trims even with in the same cal/ manfgr. The new RCBS trimer use's a better method of locking down the case, check it out.
A forum community dedicated to varmint den hunters and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, varmint calls, guides, and more!