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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by PTK, Jan 3, 2008.

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  1. PTK

    PTK Member

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    I guess turning on my 220V case tumbler on at 2AM isn't the nicest thing to do, but I want to clean these cases dangit!

    Is there a quieter option than a vibratory tumbler for not too much money?
     
  2. presspuller

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    I don't know if this will be enough but try setting it on a thick rubber mat. That really quietened mine down a good bit.

    I even seen a guy wrap an old inner tube around the bowl of his to take some of the noise out of it. May be worth a try.
     
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    Have my Lyman Turbo 1200 in the basement right under the reloading/gun room. I can just barely hear it. But no where else in the house...

    I would experiment with a pad, but you might loose some of the efficiency of the vibrator type case tumblers. I tried that and it took twice as much time to get them clean, but....
     
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    I have mine on the floor and put a large heavy bucket over it, (from 70lbs of pool chlorine, about 8gal) and it muffles it pretty good. You could build some type of insulated box.
     
  6. Eljay

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    I have mine on the floor and put a large heavy bucket over it, (from 70lbs of pool chlorine, about 8gal) and it muffles it pretty good. You could build some type of insulated box.
     
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    Don't get too insulated or you might burn your house down.

    Most tumblers put out a little heat from the motor and should have at least some air circulation for cooling.


    Another option I use is to put a light-timer in-line with the power cord.

    You can set it to come on while you are at work, and shut off after two hours, or whatever.

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  8. zac4551

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    I have a rotary tumbler and it is about as loud as the bathroom exhaust fan. If you put padding under your vibratory tumbler then you are taking away from its effectiveness.
     
  9. JohnMcD348

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    I have a Franklin vibratory tumbler and I place it in a closet in one of the bedrooms. With the door to the closet closed, it muffles the noise quite nicely. If you can put it in a room that isn't used much at all, it should cut down the noise quite well. It sits on the carpeted floor in a closet with some clothes and boxes in it to help absorb the noise. Just make sure there's plenty of room around it for air to circulate.
     
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    FWIW I have a little Franklin tumbler that makes much more noise than my big Dillon. I too use the light timer trick, just make sure it's rated for enough current.
     
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    How well do the rotary type tumblers work? So far as I can tell, I can get them noticeably cheaper and they'd take up less space. Here in my apartment, size and noise are certainly concerns.
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Never used one. I hear they are much quieter. I dunno, but it makes sense.

    And oh yea, my vibratory tumbler in the shed sits on a 3/4" rubber mat. My work bench mat. I can hear it, barely, at the back door of my house about 30 yards away.
     
  13. rr2241tx

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    Rotary tumblers work just fine. Maybe not quite as fast as vibratory polishers, but much quieter. I use a single barrel Thumbler my wife abandoned. It is fairly small, but will do 20-30 8mm Mausers at a time. Heavily oxidized cases may take 2 hours, but half an hour with white cob and NuFinish gets rid of case lube and makes loaded rounds as pretty and shiny as premium factory ammo.
     
  14. Steel Talon

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    I wouldnt set a bucket box etc. over my tumblers. The motor needs the air flow. Myself, I set my case tumblers outside.
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