View Full Version : In the market for a new tumbler.

10-12-2011, 11:13 PM
Looking for a small tumbler to hold about 5 lb. of aluminum +-. Would like some opinions on brand and rotating vs vibrating. Also wonder if there is a difference between the ones advertised for reloaders and one that can be used for brass & aluminum by changing media.

10-13-2011, 12:10 AM
Have a look at a RCBS Sidewinder (http://www.sinclairintl.com/.aspx/sid=71522/pid=38396/Product/RCBS-Sidewinder-trade-Case-Tumbler?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&mc_id=s8000&gdftrk=gdfV21820_a_7c291_a_7c3470_a_7c749008424_d_ 749008424_d_5606) tumbler. I got the 240V model and throw 10-20 lbs into it regularly with no problems while Moly coating (impact plating) bullets in steel shot media.

10-13-2011, 04:41 AM
I've got to run to Reno today to deliver parts.
I'll be back Tues. I've got a big Dillon Vibrator unit you can try if you want.
I mostly use a cheapie Home despot cement mixer.

Give me a holler.

10-13-2011, 02:47 PM
For rotary tumblers, I really like the Thumbler's Tumblers. Several models to choose from. I have a Model B. Cheaper than a Sidewinder new if I remember and with a little looking around they can be had for $100 +/- used.

10-13-2011, 02:55 PM
My dad uses a HF cement mixer for reloading Rem .223 / NATO 5.56. He's been using it for like five years and it's worked fine, assuming you have the correct media.

10-13-2011, 04:03 PM