Tumbler

Discussion in 'Reloading/Ammunition' started by tgun6542, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. tgun6542

    tgun6542 Distinguished Poster

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    2B72E2DA-B1B5-4098-AD83-B9E9A530A55C.jpeg When was the last time y’all saw a tumbler like this one?
     
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  2. Ellis93

    Ellis93 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I have one just like it,and the newer version with a rubber drum. Definitely like the rubber drum better lol
     
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  3. oO_Rogue_Oo

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    I have one just like it too
     
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  4. SubGunFan

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    Today................ I have 2 of those.

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  5. SubGunFan

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    When not in use for extended periods of time, I suggest you remove the rubber belt from pulleys. This will help the belt to last longer.

    I got mine back in the mid 80s and have tried all types of media. Corncob, walnut, critter litter, etc. When wet tumbling with SS pins came out I started with one of the Model Bs. However, with the Model B's limited 15# capacity and it leaked water a little, I bought the Frankford Arsenal wet tumbler (30# capacity) and never looked back. Years ago I did buy a 40# base unit which came with a POS drum. I now use the 40# base unit and a Thumblers barrel to tumble buckshot.

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  6. Today, in my shop
    And I also use to tumble buckshot I cast
     
  7. tgun6542

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    I just bought a big box of reloading stuff. Scales, powder thrower, rock chucker press, a case prep station, about 7 or 8 sets of dies for $75. The tumbler definitely needs a new belt. Where would I find one?
     
  8. I have replaced mine with a large diameter o-ring
     
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  9. tgun6542

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    I had that in mind.
     
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  10. canebreaker

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    Hardware store should carry that size. If not ask back, there are 2 specialty shops in Memphis that will have them.
     
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  11. phillipd

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    Today. I have an old one and love it. Belts can be found on eBay. They are just O rings. I bought one factory one for about $3 and took it to the local hydraulic cylinder shop. They matched it up and sold me 3 of them for $2
     
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  12. tgun6542

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    Thanks I'll give it a try. Should have know to try EBay. Got a buddy works at a hyd place maybe he can hook a brother up.
     
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  13. canebreaker

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    I needed an O ring for my kayak, 3/32X4 1/2". Hardware stores didn't have it. Sent to pool supplies stores, nope, I did see prices starting at $10.99 in that range. I came home asking where? Was told a bearing place in Memphis. Out of stock, but sent a mile away to another supplier. $1 out the door. Checking online, $5 to $15.
    My wife ordered 10 O rings 1/8X4 1/2" that can't be used and won't ask for a return label.
     
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  14. oldguns

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  15. tgun6542

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    Thanks that's a big help.
     
  16. canebreaker

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    Lay out any O rings you need, measure the inside diameter and thickness, I'll check Memphis Bearings Co. for price and mail cheap.
     
  17. tgun6542

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    Thanks I will when I get around to it.
     
  18. Diana Davis Cole

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    Glad its working good for you. I sold the other one awhile back and its going strong too.
     
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  19. bucmeister

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    I have old one that works fine. Do need to keep a spare belt on hand and I really appreciate the suggestion to remove the belt when not using. The new belt I got is a kind of clear type material. Guess it maybe some kind of silicone.

    Lately I have been watching a lot of youtube videos on home built larger capacity units with pillow block bearings driven by 1/3 hp motors and pvc barrels for brass tumbling.
     
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  20. canebreaker

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    If you have a thread mill or can get one cheap they are great for making a tumbler drive.
     
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