Originally Posted by Twicepop
Thirty + years ago I purchased a Thumler's Tumbler, and am still using it. Every few years I have to replace the drive belt, for this I go to the local hardware store and get large neoprene O rings that I match to the size of the drive belt, works like a charm. The tumbling media I use is straight ground corn cob media for cleaning dirty stuff, such as range brass and the like.
+1. The thumlers is in a league of its own, performance for 20+ years is normal. The finest method of cleaning brass to date is a thumlers, with stainless steel pins, water, and dawn dishsoap. Cleans brass inside and out including primer pockets. The brass is pristine after 1 hour and the unti runs quiet enough to keep inside your home. A great investment if you want to avoid the poking corn or walnut from flasholes, the dust and media remnants in your reloading equipment and work area and buying new media or chemical additive constantly to keep it working. Take a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUItm...e_gdata_player