Tumbling vs Ultrasonic Cleaning

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  1. chrispens

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    Can anyone give me the pros and cons of using a tumbler versus using an ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning your brass?


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    Dry tumbling is quick & easy, load the brass right out of the tumbler. There is dust created which is pretty toxic. Wet tumbling, especially in ss media, beautifull, like new brass, isnide & out. DOwnside, you have to dry the brass 100%. I have baked brass for 2hrs @ 200deg & still not had the inside boned dry. So for me, wet is PITA, dry is simple. I just want my brass clean, it doesn't have to be factory shiney.
     
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    I went with dry tumbling because it was quick and easy. If I would have had a sink in my loading room then I would have bought an Ultrasonic cleaner.
     
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    No way do I wanna have to mess with getting the brass wet and then dry it.

    It's gun brass, made for shooting, not cosmetic jewelry. Some don't even tumble every time. It doesn't have to be sparkling clean, just don't want grit on the brass to scrape up the dies.