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Old 01-17-2007, 08:43 AM
20vt 20vt is offline
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Cool K and M neck turning tool

Hi i am thing about get one of these neck turning tools i already have some of there products and like them. Have any of you guys try this tool.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:47 AM
Larry in VA Larry in VA is offline
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Thumbs up K&m

The K&M neck turning tools are arguably the best in the business.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:41 PM
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I use to own the Sinclair, and now use the K&M exclusively. Easier to adjust, makes a true measurement of neck thickness while you work, and I believe the pilots are harder, and collect less brass while turning.

Steve
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:12 PM
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I've used one for some time for all my BR cases. Never failed me.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:03 PM
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Default Save yourself some heartburn...

My recommendation for precise, consistent turning is Don Neilson's "Pumpkin" turner with the carbide mandrel.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:56 PM
vmthtr in Green Bay vmthtr in Green Bay is offline
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I agree the Neilson is the Cadillac of neck turners, but the K&M is the Chevy and is solid good working tool that I use myself.

Mike
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:47 PM
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I also use the K&M neck turning tools. i always try to buy carbide mandrels when i can, they are also well worth the money. K&M makes great stuff that is also very affordable. I use 2 of his priming tools also, i really like them.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:28 AM
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I have two of the K&M neck turners and work very well. I would recommend getting the carbide mandrel, especially if you like to spin the casings on the fast side. The owner, Ken, is very easy to work with and very helpful.

I also like his primer pocket uniformers!!!
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:40 AM
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K&M makes great neck turners. I get a new one engraved with the cartridge it's for every time I get a barrel chambered to something new. Make sure you get the K&M expander mandrel to go with it. This'll ensure you get the right fit on the mandrel.

A few tips that I've learned:
- keep the speed down a bit
- use assembly lube to lubricate the mandrel, just a bit on a Q-tip to wet
the mandrel works best for me.
- have a plate full of ice with some plastic to cool the neck turner
while you change out cases.

Sometimes it's better to go back for a second pass instead of trying to do it all at once, but if I don't get impatient and follow the three steps above, I usually wind up with nice even necks.

I've never tried the carbide mandrel 'cause I never liked having the donut cutter on the inside.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:41 PM
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Do you guys have any issues with the carbide mandral marking up the insides of the necks? I do...

Any suggestions to eliminate this?
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