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Harbor Freight ceramic media?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Exibar, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Exibar

    Exibar Active Member

    anyone ever use this stuff to tumble their cases with?


    This ceramic abrasive is ideal tumbler media for general purpose polishing and light deburring! The tumbler media is made up of 1" angle-cut tri-stars and provides a high luster finish on your items. For soft action polishing and deburring, this is a great ceramic abrasive for hobbyists or anyone polishing small parts!

    Blended abrasives in ceramic medium
    1" angle-cut tri-star
    Soft action
    High luster finish

    It's $14.99 for 5 pounds, and I think 5 pounds would probably fit in my Lyman 1200 along with a bunch of cases... Was wondering if anyone ever tried this stuff before for their brass?

    thanks all!
    Mike b
  2. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

  3. Etkini

    Etkini Active Member

    Ceramic media is meant to be used wet, like stainless steel, and would probably do better in a rotary tumbler, not a vibratory tumbler. (I think the Lyman 1200 is vibratory)

    You'd probably be better off going with SS media or an ultrasonic cleaner if you went that route in my opinion.
  4. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't want ceramic media ending up in my barrel either
  5. Exibar

    Exibar Active Member

    yikes.... all great points... I'll stick with walnut and corncob :)

    thanks guys!
    Mike b
  6. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    If the chunks are 1" in size they are quite large to deal with in a standard tumbler also. At least they would not get caught in your bore.:D I am really happy with my SS media and Thumlers rotary tumbler.
  7. dgod

    dgod Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't use it. Get some Walnut Shells, or Pecan Shells at your local reloading source. Every once in a while, tune it up with a tabesoon of Brase (Let it run for a couple of hours first, before adding brass), then you are good for a while.

    Good Luck

  8. eam3clm@att.net

    eam3clm@att.net Well-Known Member

    Harbor freight also sells walnut media.
  9. asm_

    asm_ New Member

    You don't want that media any where near your brass. I use that media to round off sharp edge when I machine steel part. Considering brass is much softer, my guess is it would probably destroy brass fairly quickly.

  10. sethg1981

    sethg1981 New Member

    I have had good luck with lizard bedding. Its walnut media but cheaper then buying it from the reloading shop.

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