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FRANKFORD PLATINUM ROTARY TUMBLER 7L 110 volt ONLY
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Read 6 Reviews - Average Rating: 5 stars
Elvis has entered the building
By Dennis Q.
on Jan 29, 2016
Just like Elvis, it doesn't get any better than this!!! (triple exclamation).
I got the tumbler/dryer combo when it was on special.
I've run give or take 5000 9mm range brass that was already run through a vibrator, which still had hard carbon scale and media residue inside. We all know what a pain it is to try to deal with both issues; either q-tips or steel wool if you it truly clean brass. (and that doesn't work too well, let alone so time consuming).
Well, 1000 rds at a time, run time: 1hour, a quick 15 minute second rinse, 1 hour in the dryer; result; factory new brass, period, end of story. No carbon, no residue, not beat and scarred, just beautiful clean and polished brass. Each load in about the same time it takes to run a load of laundry...
Why didn't I do this years ago? Why are you still doing the hard way.
I've tried lots of different cleaners, methods, this is it, cheap (1/4 tsp dawn dish soap and a touch of citric acid from the canning section at Wally world), just easy.
FRANKFORD TUMBLER PROCEEDURE
By James H.
on May 22, 2015
The frankford arsenal rotary tumbler is the best brass cleaning method I have ever used in forty years of reloading, but it seems from some of the reviews that not every one has the method down pat, so here it is.
Make sure you use a little soap on the top of the rim (outside) of the see through cover as it makes getting a leak proof seal much easier. Put one lid on and pour in your brass and five pounds of pins. Then use 4 caps full of the cleaning solution and fill to the bevel just below the top with hot water. Tap water is fine. Install the other cover plate and with 500 9mm cases set on one hour. Now here’s the part some have missed. Remove from spinner unit and remove the one cover in a vertical position then carefully pour the water into a five gallon bucket. Refill with fresh water, shake a little and pour out the rinse water. Do the same thing again. THEN, after pouring out all the water into the bucket, pour the cases and pins into a spinning media sifter and spin for about one minute. All but a very few pins will be in the bottom of the sifter or the rinse bucket and easily picked up with the pin magnet and dumped back into their storage container. Pour the cleaned cases onto a large bath towel and roll them around until drip free. Then spread them onto a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for one hour. This is the best procedure I have ever seen. ENJOY!
Good as New
By Larry W.
on May 30, 2014
Follow directions and your brass will come out shiny, bright and clean. Let brass dry and reload. It takes a little time separating the brass from stainless media. I used a fine wire strainer from the kitchen which is now in my reloading tools. Use a magnet to pickup stay media on floor and work area.
By Thomas K.
on May 20, 2014
My first wet tumbler. I wanted the "red" unit, but it was out of stock, so I took a chance on the lower cost Frankford tumbler from Graf--I'm glad I did. Robust, easy to use, and all you need is included. Tumbling a thousand 9mm cases works well, but I find it difficult to drain without spilling cases & pins. Limit to 300 cases & I find it easy to nearly drain the tank without losing a pin. Pickup magnet is handy, but I don't need it for the smaller amounts. I also don't need Lemi Shine for good results--I have a water softener. Great unit.
By Steve D.
on Mar 29, 2014
Very robustly built system. should provide many years of service. Everything you need to get started wet cleaning your brass is included in the kit. Well worth the asking price! Too bad it isn't made in the USA.
By John D.
on Mar 28, 2014
I've read online-reviews saying how nice the brass gets cleaned with wet tumbling. I wanted a unit a bit larger than the common "red" unit thats on the market.
My first test was 500 NASTY 308 range pickups. In 60 minutes they look as good as new.
The unit came fully assembled, the only setup was to screw the caps onto the drum. The timer works easily, and the unit has low vibrations.
I'm a believer in wet cleaning now.
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