Taper-Lock Cutting Head

Taper-Lock Cutting Head

These will only fit the Gen 3 trimmer with the Taper-Lock shaft

                              Not for the Gen 2 Trimmer


The Taper-Lock cutter head utilizes both the Forster pilots and carbide blades.  The Taper-Lock cutter head trims full length as well as chamfers both the inside and outside of the case.  The carbide blades are extremely repeatable and bullet proof.


  • Cutter bodies are machined from 416 stainless steel
  • Chamfers the inside case mouth to an angle of 14°.
  • Chamfers the outside case mouth to an angle of 30°
  • Blades are made from carbide.
  • The Taper-Lock cutters are factory adjusted and tested for each caliber.
  • Utilizes a through shaft screw design for precision alignment
  • All pilots are Caliber-Specific.
  • Taper-Lock Cutter Replacement

    • Disconnect Power Source Before making Any Adjustment

              Refer to pictures above

    • Insert 5/32 Allen wrench into socket head screw in the middle of the pulley
    • Insert 11/16 wrench on the front of drive shaft
    • Holding the Allen wrench fixed, loosen the cutter with the 11/16 wrench
    • Once loose, remove socket head screw with fingers
    • Replace cutter making sure both tapers are clean
    • Hold cutter firm against the female taper with fingers reinsert the 10/24 socket head screw until both parts are snug
    • Inserted the 10/24 Allen wrench holding it fixed tight cutter to the shaft with 11/16 wrench until snug.
    • Do not over tighten assembly