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Product Information

Frankford Arsenal’s Case Trim & Prep Center accurately trims brass in seconds. An innovative Case Holder with Adjustable Collet and Bushing System indexes the case shoulder and can be set to precisely trim brass to the exact desired case length. Once the case holder is adjusted simply insert brass into the case holder as a collet aligns the case squarely with the hi-speed cutter. As the case mouth contacts the cutter it is trimmed until the case shoulder stops on an internal bushing. A series of three collets and five bushings (all included) accommodate any shouldered case from 17Rem-460Wby. In addition to the cutter, the station operates up to three additional tools at the same time. Inside and outside chamfer tools and primer pocket cleaners are included to fully prepare cases for loading. The heavy duty motor and drivetrain are optimized for durability and performance. Cutters and Chamfer tools are constructed of high quality hardened steel. A convenient built in storage box holds spare collets, bushings and tools. Patent Pending
• Patent Pending Adjustable Collet System works with all cases from 17 Remington to 460 Weatherby (Cases must have a shoulder)
• Indexes cases on the shoulder for speed and precision
• Makes Trimming and Chamfering Cases fast and easy with no need for shell holders
• VLD Inside Chamfering Tool makes loading easier and prevents damage to bullets
• Outside Chamfer Tool, Large and Small Primer Pocket Cleaning tools included
• 3 Output shafts accept all case trimming accessories with 8-32 threads
• Aluminum and Steel construction for extreme durability and long life
• Ultra-Hard HSS Cutters stay sharp for thousands of rounds to make trimming quick and easy
• Can be operated in a variety of positions with included adjustable stand and non-skid feet
• Built-in storage box holds extra tools and keeps everything ready and organized

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Read 7 Reviews - Average Rating: 4.9 stars

Should have bought one long time ago

By Vollie D. on Jan 15, 2019
This is a real time saver. The first time I used it I prepared 100 cases of 6.8 in about 30 minutes with continuing to check case length. Look forward to preparing the rest of my brass. Really like the layout of the tool it keeps the process fluent.

I like it!

By Allen B. on Oct 13, 2018
I bought this to speed up my case prep for loading 6.5 and 308 cases. So far have used it on 300 cases and it has cut my pep time down considerably. As one of the previous reviews stated the original cutter is not as accurate as I would liked so I replaced it with an RCBS Pro Case carbide cutter and it cuts much better.

My plan is to eventually buy a unit for each caliber that I load, this way I wont have to change the cutter settings between 2 separate calibers.

So, in short I would definitely say this was a good purchase!

Works Good!

By Philip S. on Aug 01, 2018
Prep station is a nice addition to my reloading tools. Faster, easier and more convenient than trying to do by hand. Helps with consistency as well. Setup was quick and easy. So far have prepped a couple hundred cases and worked as expected. It is not a top shelf, high-dollar prep machine but is going to work nicely for me loading 1000 to 1500 rounds a year. So far I am very pleased with its performance.
I would recommend this product!

Best brass prep tool

By Wayne M. on Jun 28, 2018
If you try out one of your friends Platinum case prep units you will be ordering one for yourself. So much faster than any other method, plus all in one motion - no one step at a time anymore.

Just what I was looking for

By William S. on Jun 14, 2017
I have been doing case prepping by hand for quite some time. I looked at some of these other types of Case Prep stations and I was never enthused about any of them. But then I saw a video on Graf and Sons showing this one and I never knew it even existed. After watching the short video I bought one and I am glad I did. I wish I had bought one of these when they first came out. Great time saver. This thing speeds up case prepping more than I could imagine. I highly recommend this product.

I like it, and and glad I bought it.

By Adam M. on Apr 08, 2014
Just received my Trim Center today, bought somewhere else. Very simple to setup. Tools spin at about 120 rpm. Chamfer and debur tools work well.

Trim length is easy to adjust, major markings are .005" adjustments, minor markings are .0025". Plenty of room between the markings to fine tune, I believe you could easily set length down to .0005-.0010" of adjustment. The trim length seems to be accurate to .002", but I believe that is more from the sizing in my dies. I like the case support system, very solid and repeatable contact / measurement from the bottle neck forward.

The case is supported at the case neck by 1 of six washers, each has a different inside diameter. The body of the case is held by 1 of 3 plastic inserts, the outside nut is tightened to make the insert fit the case. This setup works well, cuts the neck nice and square, and seems to hold its adjustment. A little extra force on the case in the trimmer gives you a more positive feel for when the case bottoms out and the cutting stops. A little less force still worked, but did not give a positive feel for when you were done cutting, thus taking longer on each case.

I prepped about 400 5.56/223 cases this afternoon. After about 2 hours, the housing was hot, but I could hold the back of my hand against it. Your hands will get fatigued from doing large numbers of cases.

My cases needed an average of .020-.030" removed. I could comfortably trim and prep 3+ cases a minute. I set the Trim Center vertically in a plastic tub to catch shavings, worked well. The tool speed is fast enough to set a good pace, but slow enough that the shavings are not thrown all over the place.

Prior to this trim center, I would trim with a Lee Trimmer/Gauge setup mounted in a cordless drill. This is a much faster and more pleasant process, and can be used with multiple calibers without needing to purchase additional gauges.

FA Prep Station

By Endre S. on Apr 06, 2014
I was looking for an "all-in-one" prep station for my brass, this unit just came out from FA and there were no reviews for me to take tips from so I took a chance. I just got thru prepping about 400 rnds and this machine made it quick and fairly accurate although I did notice that after about 50 rnds or so, the trimmer would vary .001-.004 sometimes "-" sometimes "+". Other than that I feel it is a great time saving tool for my plinking loads.
plastic collet ( not sure this will make a difference since it's not really doing anything other than guiding the case into the cutter)
Outside chamfer- May be personal preference but I feel the RCBS works better.
Compact design
Trimmer accommodates multiple calibers
Trim cases, ID and OD chamfer, clean primer pockets all in one convenient package.
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