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Time for a new Tumbler

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DoctaGlockta, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. The Frankford Arsenal tumbler I purchased over 2 years ago is starting to make some interesting noises. I imagine its time is limited. Any recommendations? I don't want to go stainless steel nor ultrasonic (been there). Want the unit to take up about the same space as my old one. Usually do batches of 100 pistol or rifle brass. Thanks in advance gentlemen.
     
  2. Fwdftw

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    No problems outta my lyman
     

  3. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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  4. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Spend your money of carefully coifed hair and new clothes... they attract more women than shiny brass. :whistling:


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  5. jack76590

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  7. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    That's been Uncle Don's mantra. :patriot:
     
  8. Vartarg

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    mY RCBS burned up the motor earlier this year.....and replaced it with a Dillon 750.....teriific, can't say enough good about it. Very quiet.....
     
  9. fredj338

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  10. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I have one of these.... 2+ years old, 40,000 cases tumbled and still going strong. I'd probably buy another. I could buy 3 of these before buying one Dillon. I'm all about Dillon presses, but think their tumblers are ultra pricey. Don't think I need one as big as their biggest either.
     
  11. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

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    Depending upon the "strange noises" your beloved is making, you may only need to replace a spring or two, some washers and nuts. Before you retire her, check to see if a simple repair might be all that is needed.

    That said, if you're tired of hearing her whine, pressuring you to see something new and shiny, look at the Lyman lineup.
     
  12. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    If you're handy and fairly clever, you can spec a suitable replacement motor too.
     
  13. EL_NinO619

    EL_NinO619 EX-Swage Monkey

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    My Lyman does the Job and never complains. And i over load it all the time.
     
  14. Tpro

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    So you have used stainless steel as a media and didn't like it? If not I would skip all the other junk and look into it. I have some experience with ultrasonic cleaners in commercial use and they didn't do as advertised. That's why I shy'd away from them for cleaning.

    The SS sytem has many other uses. Don't pass it by just because of cost. You'd be stepping over donuts to pick up dog turds.
     
  15. crsuribe

    crsuribe 10mm Auto

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    I bought a Lyman turbo 1200 today at Cabela's for $44.99

    Put 100 really really dirty brass casings and they came out shinier than new after 1.5hrs. Very happy with it. I'm not sure what the different types of media do but I got the green kind from Lyman and it seems to work pretty well..
     
  16. Had a midway tumbler for about 18 yrs went out got a cableas didnt last one year they swapped it out, and I have a FA one also..it seems to be working ok but havent used it that much.
     
  17. BK63

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    My Lyman is 24 years old and keeps on tickin.
     
  18. Fragadelic

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    Same here but I have you by a few years - purchased in 1982