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rotary case tumbler. wich one to buy?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by NETO1978, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. NETO1978

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    Here's what I would do, were I you:

    I'd take the $129 that tumbler costs and buy TWO Hornady tumblers. The tumbler in your pic doesn't look like it has particularly large capacity. I don't know why you'd want a rock tumbler instead of a vibratory tumbler, but my Hornady works wonderfully; I wish I had two of them.

    But I surely don't see any advantage the rock tumbler has over the Hornady (or any similar vibratory tumbler).

    Why choose this instead of a standard vibratory tumbler?
     
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    What Walkalong says.

    I started out with a rock tumbler simply because I had one from years ago. Noisy, takes forever, small capacity. In my case I got a Cabalas vibatory because they had a sale on them and I was at the store. Anyway get a vibatory tumbler along with 20/40 grit corn cob (will not plug your primer pockets or flash holes) and a teaspoon or two of liquid auto cleaner wax and never look back.
     
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    Yeah, years and years ago, I started with a Thumbler Tumbler (I think it was called). It was a rock tumbler that I bought at some hobby shop. Tumbling brass was an overnight affair. Get a vibratory tumber. I use a Dillon, but if I had it to do over again, I'd get the Lyman or Hornady. They aren't so pricey and work the same. Mine does 500 cases in two hours.
     
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    Get the least expensive viberatory you can find. There ain't nickle's worth of effective difference between any of them reqardless of price.
     
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    To a point, after my 3rd Harbor Freight tumbler went south because of bad bearings (bronze bushings) in 2 weeks I bought a Cabalas. Not bashing HF at all as I use alot of their stuff, but the tumbler was crap.
     
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    I've got a Thumblers Tumbler and don't use it anymore, way too slow. I purchased a Cabela's tumbler and couldn't be happier.
     
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