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Thread: How long do you tumble for?

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    How long do you tumble for?

    Hi, ive bene using an ultrasonic bath to claen my cases but ahev just bought a tumbler. just wondeirng how long you guys tumble for. im using Walnut media. Thanks STEVE

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    What I usually do is put the tumbler in the garage and witch it on before I go to be and. Turn it off when I leave for work about 5.30am. Your cases should then be all nice and shiney !

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    tumble,,eh,,,still haven't bothered with that yet.....LOL

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    If your name is adamant then u put it on the day I pick u up for a 4 day Scotland trip and switch it off when u get home the benefit of this is a big electricity bill and VERY clean brass , be at mine on the 15th but switch the tumbler off Ireland 9 day trip.

    Gadget

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    Depending on how dirty the cases are around 1 1/2 to 3 hours maximum

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    Thanks chaps. My cases are pretty clean anyway so I tried a couple of hours last night and they look pretty good. The medai getting stuck ijt eh falsh hole is a pain in the rear though. I still give the pocket a claen anyway so maybe worth just leaving them ina dn decap after?

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    It will also depend upon the type of tumbler. I started out with a Thumblers polisher which is meant for polishing stones for jewellery making and so is designed to runs for weeks. it would polish up say 400 9mm cases in a few hours depending upon the media used. Some has Jewellers rouge added to help clean dirty brass. I now also have a vibratory cleaner and that can take a bit longer but of course uses a magnet rather than a motor.

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    Using the Thumlers polisher with stainless steel media, now that is what you call shiny!!
    And before the experts pipe in, no I'm not that particular about the brass I use - walnut media was always good enough but now I
    need them shiny and clean so that I can see the brass change colour when I anneal the necks on the machine I made.

    Stainless Steel Media

    Yeah a little pricy but the guy knows about UK gouging.
    The media will last a long time.
    Well impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0e_bl0ggs View Post
    Using the Thumlers polisher with stainless steel media, now that is what you call shiny!!
    And before the experts pipe in, no I'm not that particular about the brass I use - walnut media was always good enough but now I
    need them shiny and clean so that I can see the brass change colour when I anneal the necks on the machine I made.

    Stainless Steel Media

    Yeah a little pricy but the guy knows about UK gouging.
    The media will last a long time.
    Well impressed.
    Soudns good. But my tumpler is plastic, surely SS would eventually wear through the unit!!!!

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