Skiving verb (used with object), skived, skiving. *(see Additional Images for picture)
to shave, as upper interior side of the shotshell hull.
to finish the turning of an object by feeding a (skiving) tool against it tangentially.
Machined from tough aircraft aluminum, our Power Skivers attach to your drill or drill press and make quick work of any hull skiving or hull reshaping job. Just a quick spin is all it takes to improve your crimp quality. This tool is Curmudgeon tested and approved. It is guaranteed to reduce stress.
We've put a deeper knurl in this product to improve the cutting function of the tool. It is now faster than ever.
Skived hulls are tapered at the very top of the crimp area. A proper skive tapers the hull at angle of approximately 45 degrees and extends downward 1/8" to 1/4". The process of skiving makes fold crimps much easier to complete and it makes them more effective. When combined with a Super Crown Crimp Starter, the skived hull yields a much more attractive and even fold crimp.
Unskived hulls (i.e., hulls that are NOT tapered at the top) are better for roll crimping. The additional material of an unskived hull produces a superior seal on a roll crimp.
Overshot Cards are necessary for a roll crimp and always improve the quality of a fold crimp. Our lab uses them in all our loads.