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#1 OFFLINE   Steelborn1

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Posted Jan. 13 2018 - 09:36 PM

Picked one of these up at Cabelas today. We'll see how it does.009dc20a1455df07278fe95ac9bff93b.jpg

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Posted Jan. 13 2018 - 09:48 PM

Awesome! Let us know how it works.


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Posted Jan. 13 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 01:02 AM

I have one. It works great but is very noisy. 




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 08:52 AM

I've got one of their vibrating case cleaners, have had it for years. Their gear works great.




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 10:02 AM

I bought a S.S. Pin tumbler several years back.  Not the same brand as yours, Steelborn1, but the same concept/process.  I love it.  Cleaned one batch of brass and gave my vibratory cleaner to a gal down the road who makes jewelry.  I never looked back and thought about using the vibratory tumbler again.  I clean 7different calibers and it makes'em all look brand new.  You'll love your tumbler.................I'll almost guarantee it!




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 10:21 AM

That is the one I have.  Also have the media pick up magnet.  Great tools.  I use this for all of my rifle brass.  Still using regular tumbler for pistol.  It will take a few turns to figure out how separating the media from the water that works best for you.  I use an old kitchen mesh strainer into a bucket.  




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 11:02 AM

This is the kit I bought.  https://tinyurl.com/yckgpjxb The separator works great for getting the water off/out of the brass.  Then I put it on tray in a toaster oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes.  I can go straight to the reloading bench with no fear of water contamination.




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 04:59 PM

I'm waiting for the new Hornady media separator to hit the stores. It's overdue according to Midway.

 

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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 06:15 PM

I've had a frankford arsenal tumbler for about 7 years. The bowl cracked on it and started spilling media all over my bench. I decided it was time to upgrade.


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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 06:16 PM

That's what I like about mine.  It's a rubber liner in a steel tumbler.  Lifetime warranty.




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Posted Jan. 14 2018 - 06:31 PM

I should have added this earlier. The biggest issue I have with the Franklin tumbler is clean up after it does it's thing. I use the strainers on the ends of the drum to get the water and pins out. I pour them into a 5 gallon bucket. Then I run water though the tumbler to rinse out the soap and some of the remaining pins again using the bucket to catch the water soap and pins.

 

Once I'm satisfied the brass has been rinsed well I'll then pour the brass onto the counter top onto a towel. I then rake my hands through the brass to shake out any remaining pins. Then I let the brass air dry.

 

Lastly I'll drain out the bucket and recover the pins. That magnetic gadget is the ticket for this job once you've got most of the pins poured back into the drum.

 

It sounds like a lot of work but honestly after you've done this a few times you'll have it down.




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Posted Jan. 16 2018 - 12:01 PM

i've been looking at the same one, just don't want to spend the money atm.  so i have using the kids small rock tumbler for now. can't do large batches but it is doing a great job.  i dry them in an old dehydrater.




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Posted Jan. 16 2018 - 12:26 PM

i've been looking at the same one, just don't want to spend the money atm.  so i have using the kids small rock tumbler for now. can't do large batches but it is doing a great job.  i dry them in an old dehydrater.

 

I still use my old Harbor Fright rock tumbler for cleaning small batches. Works fine.




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Posted Jan. 16 2018 - 06:53 PM

I've got that exact one. Love it.


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Posted Jan. 16 2018 - 06:56 PM

Separating the pins is easy.
Buy the Frankford media separator with bucket. Fill the bucket with water till it's about 1/2 way up the basket.

Give the basket about 15-16 slow turns in each direction, and wallah. All the pins are gone.

Remove basket from the water, give the basket a couple more turns to remove excess water.

Spread the brass out on a cookie sheet and place in the oven at 200 F for 30 min.

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Posted Feb. 01 2018 - 11:41 AM

https://www.midwayus...umbler-110-volt

 

cheapest i've seen them, stuff always on sale when i'm broke  lol




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Posted Feb. 01 2018 - 11:56 AM

https://www.midwayus...umbler-110-volt
 
cheapest i've seen them, stuff always on sale when i'm broke  lol

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Posted Feb. 13 2018 - 01:57 PM

lol  no credit card


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Posted Feb. 13 2018 - 05:10 PM

lol  no credit card

 

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