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Unread 09-06-2022, 08:26 AM   #101
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Something you might consider is an added foot switch for the rig. The drill's cord plugs into it, and the switch's cord plugs into the outlet, via a piggyback plug. Works great for drill presses where you are having to hold something with one hand and work the drill press handle with the other. I find it speeds things up so that the crimper doesn't cool down much between shells, even in my old cold shop.

I put one on my bench top drill press at least 25 years ago and have never unhooked it. Very nice to have. Similar to this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LN9F6JV...2-587d01f975e8
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Unread 09-13-2022, 07:39 PM   #102
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I installed a craftsman drill I bought new about five or six years ago. I put a zip tie around it and the back of the brace that adjusts the angle. Its pretty solid now. I’ll leave the drill in it permanently. I have three cordless drills to keep my other projects busy. Still have to get a foot pedal or some type of switch.

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Unread 09-13-2022, 07:56 PM   #103
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What did a man do before duct tape and tiewraps? (baling wire and chewing gum?)
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Unread 09-14-2022, 08:09 PM   #104
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that's a neat set up....charlie
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Unread 01-24-2023, 10:18 PM   #105
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The drill press works great! I loaded up ten, 3 1/2 inch, 10 gauge yesterday. I have to say the drill spins too fast of RPMs with the zip tie tightened all the way down on the Trigger. I think I melted some of the crimp folds. Next time around I won’t pull the zip tie as tight to slow the RPMs down a bit. I also didn’t smooth out the crimp folds with a heat gun before I cut them so they don’t look as pretty as my other crimps. I just made a few to go out and test and sight in the new Holosun green dot I mounted on my Browning gold 10 gauge so they didn’t have to be pretty. I’ll take my time on round two with them. Loaded up 8 with 2oz of number 5 copper plated lead and 2 with 2oz of lead #2’s along with 36 grains of HS-6. I traded for some shot that was supposed to be number fives and the guy who sent it to me sent me a number two lead shot instead. I don’t know what I want I will end up using the number twos for since I can’t use them for turkey hunting here in Wisconsin. Guess maybe for crows and coyotes?

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I have found i can easily do plastic crimps at 1200 rpm with no vise if i put a dap of butchers wax in the tool. The wax makes it much easier as it is grabby without and wants to torque the thin plastic hulls. Anything slower works but feels glacial now. Perhaps this will help someone. I dont have experience with paper it may require slower speeds
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Unread 01-25-2023, 09:32 AM   #107
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I use Vaseline inside my four pin roll crimper. I’ve tried doing it with a power drill and holding a shell in my other hand. After about a five minute try or so with each one and getting it to crimp I’ll pass. My hands are cramped up and in pain and felt like they went through a war! Best nine bucks ever spent I just gotta slow my drill down. Takes all the couple seconds to do a crimp with the press. At the higher RPMs they just get hot too quick and the crimp will melt. Slowed down a little will get them perfect.
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I have used mica and it seems to work.
I dont remember the rpm my press is set at I believe around 650.
I have found a 200 rpm press for under $400 that would be interesting to try.
You can technically buy a hand crank press and would have like a traditional roll crimper but vertical.
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