Best Vibratory Tumbler Media

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When it comes to dry media you essentially have two options; corn cob and walnut. Corn cob is best for brass that is less tarnished and does not need too much polishing, whereas walnut is best for your dirtier, more tarnished brass.

Nevertheless, how do I choose a tumbling media?

Consider the Following Factors When Selecting Tumbling Media

  • Large Tumbling Media will give a rapid cut, but a coarser surface and more rounding of edges. Use large Tumbling Media for rapid burr removal if finish is not important.
  • Small Tumbling Media provide a slower cut, a smaller edge break and a finer surface.
  • Over and above that, which is better corn cob or walnut media? the walnuts shells are much more aggressive but the corn cob gives a much better shine. So if all you are looking for is clean brass --walnuts.

    Along with that, do you have to clean brass before reloading?

    You don't need to but, cleaning brass is one way to help make your dies last longer. You don't need to but, cleaning brass is one way to help make your dies last longer. ^^^Exactly, the rounds will function fine and won't damage your weapon in any way.

    Is a case tumbler necessary?

    Tumblers are not necessary; I reloaded without one for a while. However when you shoot outside and pickup brass that's been laying in the gravel- a tumbler is very necessary to get the grit off and not get it in your dies. My brass works much easier when it's clean.

    BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

    Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ 110V Vibratory Case Tumbler for Cleaning and Polishing for Reloading

    Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ 110V Vibratory Case Tumbler for Cleaning and Polishing for Reloading
    • RELIABLE: Unique bowl design to increase brass agitation for fast, aggressive cleaning that reduces wear on reloading dies and extends brass life
    • EASE OF USE: Clean lid for monitoring tumbling action with cord-mount ON/OFF switch for saftey and convenience
    • CONVENIENT: Removes fouling, lube and oxidation quickly and conveniently; Use in conjunction with Frankford Arsenal Walnut or Corn Cob Medias
    • RELIABLE: Tumbler holds up to 600 9mm or 350 .223 cases
    • SPECS: 110 Volts with 13.25 Liter Drum/Bowl Capacity
    BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

    Lyman Medium Corncob Plus (4.5 Pounds)

    Lyman Medium Corncob Plus (4.5 Pounds)
    • Made from natural processed corncob
    • Corncob media is tough enough to clean brass that has minor tarnishing yet soft enough to not damage the casing
    • Media is reusable for multiple tumbling cycles
    • Proper brass cleaning extends the life of cases and reloading dies
    • Packaging may differ based on weight ordered.
    • Best choice for cleaning dirty and tarnished cases
    • Polishes within a couple hours
    • Treated corncob
    • 6 pound container
    • Clear plastic jug with pour handle
    BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

    1/4 Inch Green Pyramid (Approx 320 grit) Tumbling/Vibratory Media 12 oz/340 g | Includes a (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag

    1/4 Inch Green Pyramid (Approx 320 grit) Tumbling/Vibratory Media 12 oz/340 g | Includes a (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag
    BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021

    1/4 inch Green Plastic Resin Pyramid (Approx 320 grit) Tumbling Or Vibratory Media 4.7 lbs/2.1 kg | Includes a (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag | for use in Vibrating Tumbler Or Rotating Tumbler

    1/4 inch Green Plastic Resin Pyramid (Approx 320 grit) Tumbling Or Vibratory Media 4.7 lbs/2.1 kg | Includes a (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag | for use in Vibrating Tumbler Or Rotating Tumbler
    • Shape: pyramid, 1/4" x 1/4” x 1/4” , Density: 60 lbs. per cu. ft.
    • Approximately 320 grit, 3:1 Ratio of Media to Material
    • Use liquid compounds or water in tumbling and vibrating machines.
    • Clean, Dry and Store in the included Mesh Bag
    • 18 lb Vibe Tumbler uses 7-8lbs of media, 5 lb Vibe Tumbler uses 1.5-2.5 lbs of media.
    BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021

    2 lb Stainless Steel Tumbling Media Pins - 0.047" Diameter, 0.255" Length

    2 lb Stainless Steel Tumbling Media Pins - 0.047
    • The highest quality stainless steel produced and cut in Germany
    • 0.047" Diameter (1.1938mm)
    • 0.255" Length (6.477mm)
    • Manufactured from extremely tough 302/304 stainless steel so the pins will last for thousands of cleanings
    • Package includes 2 pounds of reusable precision cut pins for use in rotary or magnetic tumblers
    BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

    Lyman Small Tufnut Plus Reloading Tumbler Media (3 Pounds)

    Lyman Small Tufnut Plus Reloading Tumbler Media (3 Pounds)
    • Package length: 20.828 cm
    • Package width: 14.478 cm
    • Package height: 9.652 cm
    • Product Type: SPORTING GOODS
    BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

    4.7 lbs/2.1 kg | 1” Ceramic Angle-Cut Tri Star Tumbling and Vibratory Media | Includes (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag | for use in Vibrating Tumbler Or Rotating Tumblers

    4.7 lbs/2.1 kg | 1” Ceramic Angle-Cut Tri Star Tumbling and Vibratory Media | Includes (Clean, Dry and Store) Bag | for use in Vibrating Tumbler Or Rotating Tumblers
    • Shape: Angle-Cut Tri Star, 1” , Density: 90 lbs. per cu. ft.
    • For Light Deburring and Polish, 3:1 Ratio of Media to Material
    • Use liquid compounds or water in tumbling and vibrating machines.
    • Clean, Dry and Store in the included Mesh Bag
    • 18 lb Vibe Tumbler uses 7-8lbs of media, 5 lb Vibe Tumbler uses 1.5-2.5 lbs of media.
    BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

    Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 5-Qt.

    Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 5-Qt.
    • 100% Natural ground English Walnut shells replicate natural habitats and create an attractive desert environment
    • Will not scratch glass like sand and provides excellent heat-conducting
    • Stimulates natural digging and burrowing behavior and is an excellent heat conductor
    • Ideal bedding depth in enclosure is 1 to 2-inches, remove and replace bedding monthly
    • Ideal for desert dwelling reptiles such as: adult bearded dragons, monitors, desert skinks and uromastyx
    BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021

    Raytech-41-310 Ceramic Media, Triangle, 5/16" x 7/8"

    Raytech-41-310 Ceramic Media, Triangle, 5/16
    • Ceramic media is made of a ceramic binder and an aluminum oxide abrasive grit
    • For use in  grinding and polishing of hard metal work pieces
    • Use on steel, stainless steel, titanium work pieces
    • Extremely versatile for deburring machined, cast iron or fabricated parts
    BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021

    Ceramic Tumbling Media - Large 3/8" x 5/8" - 5 Pounds

    Ceramic Tumbling Media - Large 3/8
    • Ceramic Tumbler Pellets - Small.
    • Reusable
    • Size - 3/8 x 5/8"

    9 More Questions Answered

    Can you use sand in a brass tumbler?

    sand would probably shorten the useful case life, gouge the cases and wear out the bowl of the tumbler. If your brass is really badly tarnished, 45 minutes in sand will clean most of the crud off. As stated above you need to wash the sand off or re-tumble in walnut, corn cob. I do not recommend it for everyday use.

    What is media tumbler?

    A common deburring machine used for mass-finishing parts is a vibratory deburring machine, or vibratory tumbler, which utilizes abrasive tumbling media to deburr, clean, or polish unfinished or dirty parts or objects. ... Some common types of tumbling media are abrasive steel, ceramic, organic materials, and plastic.

    How do you tumble aluminum?

    Use only COLD water to tumble. and crack the metal welds in the tumbler barrel. ***Soft water is best if you have it. Note if you use soft water you will need to reduce the amount of soap.

    Can you wash corn cob media?

    I would not put any of the dirty media in a panty hose and run it through the laundry though. Put it in anything that will hold it in place and wash in a bucket and then rinse and spread to dry. You will get more use out of it.

    What is the best brass tumbler?

    Reviews: The Top 10 Best Brass Tumblers to Buy
    • Lyman Cyclone Rotary Tumbler. ...
    • Tru-square Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler. ...
    • Dillon CV-750 Case Cleaner. ...
    • Hornady M2 Case Tumbler 110 Volt. ...
    • Lyman Pro Magnum Tumbler. ...
    • Lyman Pro Magnum Tumbler. ...
    • Lyman Pro Magnum Tumbler. ...
    • Frankford Arsenal Quick-n-EZ Case Tumbler.

    How much media do you put in a tumbler?

    While the cases move, they rub against the media, each other, and the sides of the bowl, becoming clean in the process. The tumbler is filled to about 2/3 capacity with dry media, filled the rest of the way with unsized dirty cases sorted by caliber, and then run for several hours to clean the cases.

    How long does stainless steel media last?

    It's around $40 for a 5 pound bag for starters. As long as it's the right size, it really isn't going to matter what kind you get. The other thing to keep in mind is, unlike corn or walnut, you're not going to have to replace the steel after a few polishes. The stainless stuff will last almost forever.

    Is Simple Green safe for brass?

    Spray Simple Green Pro HD Ready-To-Use Heavy-Duty Cleaner onto the surface. Scrub. ... Simple Green Pro HD safely cleans brass but does not polish it, so follow up with a polishing compound to shine.

    Is new Hornady brass ready to load?

    They all worked well in 3 different 308s. I did the same using Hornady virgin brass in 223. Nosler advertises that their premium brass is fully prepped chamfered and ready to load right out of the box.