Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler (Read 8940 times)

Dolomite

Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« on: September 03, 2013, 12:40:26 AM »
Anyone tried this tumbler for cleaning their brass? I don't tumble enough brass to get the Thumlers Tunbler, so I was looking for a smaller rotary tumbler.


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Dolomite

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Hi state

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 11:40:48 AM »
Never used it before and for the price seems u can't go wrong buy it and let us know how it works :D

ren

Dolomite

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 06:25:40 PM »

check this out: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_42/367311_Wet_tumbling_on_the_cheap___Yes___It_can_be_done_with_a_Harbor_Freight_Tumbler_.html

Damn the cases are so clean and on the cheaper side... Never mind the dry media, I'm going to try this tumbler... :)

flaboy808

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 06:36:01 PM »
If you change your mind, you can use dry media in the tumbler too.  People are getting pretty good results as well.  I tried using dry media in my tumbler but didn't like it.  It was way messier and took much longer to clean (1 hour wet = 4 hours dry).  It was extremely quiet though.  Quiet enough to run at night.  Just my .02 cents.
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Dolomite

Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 11:26:01 PM »
thanks guys... I wanted to go with water tumbling cause it's quieter and I don't want the dust in my condo...

maybe I'll try the dry media one day if I get bored....
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deeznuts

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2013, 07:11:37 PM »
Just order 2...I'll post up my reviews and results once I run some brass through it...BTY anyone that wants to order this use the promo code 43280812 for a 25% off. :popcorn:

vjp808

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2013, 01:20:16 PM »
my cheap stainless rotary drum. works great!

Mr. Farknocker

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2013, 01:53:53 PM »
my cheap stainless rotary drum. works great!

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Mr. Farknocker

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2013, 01:55:17 PM »
Anyone tried this tumbler for cleaning their brass? I don't tumble enough brass to get the Thumlers Tunbler, so I was looking for a smaller rotary tumbler.


That tumbler looks awfully small. Just how much brass were you planning to tumble at once?

Dolomite

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »
probably around 150-200 pieces of 9mm or 50 pieces of 308.... might have to run 2 batches of each type type of brass... I'm just OCD like that...

flaboy808

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2013, 03:08:26 PM »
Just order 2...I'll post up my reviews and results once I run some brass through it...BTY anyone that wants to order this use the promo code 43280812 for a 25% off. :popcorn:

25% off?  I might have to order one myself.
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Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2013, 09:40:08 PM »
I have the single drum from  harbor freight and I clean 100 pcs of 45 or 357 at a time but I let it run for 6 to 8 hours. I love it only problem is that the tumbler is too small. One day at the range and I'm tumbling for three or four days.

vjp808

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 10:20:40 AM »
my cheap stainless rotary drum. works great!

250 9mm and 2hours later

Dolomite

Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2013, 06:40:18 PM »
ok so I got pins but no tumbler.... too anxious to see how it would turn out so I tried to tumble in Gatorade bottle and this is how black the water came out after 20 min of shaking with lemishine and dawn....

this brass was pre tumbled in corn cob and walnut....

Dolomite

Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013, 08:18:17 PM »
1 hr of shaking brass is Gatorade bottle with dawn lemishine and SS pins


Kingkeoni

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013, 08:35:15 PM »
1 hr of shaking brass is Gatorade bottle with dawn lemishine and SS pins

Plus you get the additional benefit of exercise.

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Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2013, 08:53:55 AM »

jaynick

Re: Harbor freight dual drum rotary tumbler
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2013, 09:15:03 AM »
sweet price after the 25% off. less than $55 shipped.

ill be trying one out. too bad the discount only applies to one unit for some reason. i was going to order 3 since shipping is $15.50 for 1 tumbler or $29 for 3