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    lidl ultrasonic

    Ok I know this has been done to death but a mate got me a lidl ultrasonic to play with. I thought at twenty quid it must be tat but after trying it today it impressed the hell out of me. Warm water. Little spot of fairy liquid and a squirt of lemon juice. Rinse brass after it in warm water. Very impressive result. No discolouring and shiney brass with even the primer hole clean.

    Wonderment over now lol.

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    How Many cases can you clean in one hit?
    I have seen them and been tempted but as they only hold 500ml I was a bit put off.

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    Depends how you load it, using thin walled glass lab jars you can squeeze about 40 .308 cases in (stood upright) but it vastly increases the cleaning time. If you're only cleaning a few cases they are great, try using Citric Acid crystals.

    I stopped using mine as cleaning 100 x .44 or 100 x .308 was taking too long and I had to keep going backwards and forwards adding time, changing cases etc. I bought a stainless media tumbler and now I can chuck in a couple of hundred cases of any size, walk away and come back to perfectly clean cases a couple of hours later

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucraft View Post
    How Many cases can you clean in one hit?
    I have seen them and been tempted but as they only hold 500ml I was a bit put off.
    I take the plastic basket out of the cleaner and put 25, .243 cases in at a time. For 20 quid, you can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trucraft View Post
    How Many cases can you clean in one hit?
    I have seen them and been tempted but as they only hold 500ml I was a bit put off.
    Surprisingly well made. I used it without the basket and although it will easily take fifty 308 cases best results with thirty.

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    a few tips for you guys if you are playing about with ultrasonics.

    plastic abosorbs ultrasonic vibrations so makes them less effective. however, you don't want anything touching the side or base of the tank as it knackers the transducers. pyrex or glass beakers are good.

    try cream of tartar powder. a teaspoon per litre. you'll find it in the baking section of the supermarket.

    d

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaedra View Post
    Depends how you load it, using thin walled glass lab jars you can squeeze about 40 .308 cases in (stood upright) but it vastly increases the cleaning time. If you're only cleaning a few cases they are great, try using Citric Acid crystals.
    +1.

    Although I limit mine to 20 cases as it cleans them in a few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nowler View Post
    however, you don't want anything touching the side or base of the tank as it knackers the transducers.
    d
    Ooops, I always put the brass straight into the tank, never a problem in 3 years, and I use hot water as well

    Neil.

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    I was toying with the idea of getting one big enough to get my rimfire mods in... any idea of the internal dimensions of the lidl untrasonic cleaner?

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