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    • #26038
      Goodsteel
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      Recently, I misplaced my trust old chamfer tool. I’ve got no idea where I put it, unless I left it at Glenn’s place.
      Well, I decided to order two more. I got the RCBS version.
      Unfortunately, when they showed up, I couldn’t help but notice the shoddy cutting edges right away. I tried them out on a few random pieces of brass, and the tool left almost as big a burr as the one I was trying to remove. I decided that this was unacceptable, so I pulled out my Spyderco triangle stones and started working the edges over till they were razor sharp. Once done, they cut smooth as butter, and left a clean edge on the brass.
      Just a tip: if it has a cutting edge, it pays to make it sharp.

    • #26040
      Wright Arms
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      Someone needs to take the HD camera away from this guy. LOL!

    • #26042
      bullet maker
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      Looks good to me. I think I’ll send you mine for sharpening(haha).

    • #26043
      VANN
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      Yeah, what’s the going rate for tool sharpening?

    • #26055
      Smoke4320
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      Those untouched look like a very poor water jet cut

    • #26056
      Goodsteel
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      Actually, I think they are just milled! No grinding whatsoever. Really shoddy workmanship if you ask me.
      Regardless, a few minutes with a stone did a lot to help. I may take a more aggressive approach and dress the flutes so I can get a really nice edge, but just stoning it helped tremendously, and is acceptable for anyone less OCD than I am.
      LOL!

    • #26057
      popper
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      Sharp tools and sharp mind always work better.

    • #26062
      Goodsteel
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      popper;n4531 wrote: Sharp tools and sharp mind always work better.

      Well, I’ve got one covered anyway. LOL!

    • #26063
      lead-1
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      If I started to sharpen mine, the only thing it would cut would be butter. I would guess that these trimmers would be like sharpening a drill bit and boy can I mess one of them up, lol.

    • #26088
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      I have a rcbs from a long time ago
      and one from 3 ish years ago –they show a lot better finish
      the pictures you show do not match the older ones I have

      Even the bluing is darker on yours

      ps How did you get the center pin out ???

    • #26090
      Goodsteel
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      JHSFun;n4580 wrote: I have a rcbs from a long time ago
      and one from 3 ish years ago –they show a lot better finish
      the pictures you show do not match the older ones I have

      Even the bluing is darker on yours

      ps How did you get the center pin out ???

      The ones I show are brand spanking new. They came without a center pin. Weird huh?
      (not that I ever had a single blessed use for the center pin in the first place, other than using it to hold the darn thing in the DeWalt).

    • #26093
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      I haven’t seen it here, but if I do, I’ll be sure to send you my dull one back. 😉

    • #26274
      Screwbolts
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      lar45;n4585 wrote: I haven’t seen it here, but if I do, I’ll be sure to send you my dull one back. 😉

      Now there folks, is a true friend, he will send the dull one back. You made my day!

      Ken

    • #26295
      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      I seem to sharpen mine every few hundred cases. They work way better when nice and sharp. If you’re having to really push to get a cut, you are overdue for sharpening.

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