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Designed for years of trouble free service, this 3 pound capacity tumbler is perfect for cleaning and burnishing your sterling silver, silver filled, copper, brass, gold and gold filled jewelry and jump rings. The barrel is made from a hard rubber to minimize noise.
A liquid burnishing compound made especially for use in the rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot. It is an odorless, biodegradable concentrate that leaves tumbled pieces bright and clean.
2 POUND BAG OF SHOT
Highly polished stainless steel shot mixture known as the "Jewelers Mix" is a combination of three shapes: diagonal, round and pin. Each does a different job in burnishing metals to a mirror bright finish in the minimum amount of time.
Stainless steel requires only occasional cleaning and gives great uniformity. And since it's stainless steel, it is rust and corrosion resistant and able to stand up to strong compounds.
BEFORE TUMBLING YOUR JEWELRY
- When first receive your shot, you will need to clean it. Tumble your shot with distilled water (about 1" above the shot) and about a tsp of Shine Brite for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse and repeat. This will remove any oils or dirt left on the shot from the manufacturing process. If the water doesn't drain clean after the 2nd run, repeat again.
Please read the manufacturer's pamphlet (included with tumbler) for proper care and maintenance of your tumbler.
TUMBLING YOUR JEWELRY OR METAL
Place your shot and jewelry in the barrel, then cover with water (about an inch above the contents) and add 2-10 drops of Shine Brite. Place barrel on tumbler and tumble away! Check your water every 20 minutes or so. If it is dirty, rinse and refill with fresh water and fresh Shine Brite.
- Because everyone's water is different, we recommend only tumbling with distilled water.
- Always rinse tumbler barrel and shot after every use and allow to air dry.
- Do not store shot in the tumbler barrel. This is to ensure that the shot and barrel stay dry between uses.
This is a 3lb capacity tumbler. The combined weight of the water, your jewelry and the shot needs to be below 3lbs. If your barrel is not turning you likely have too much shot in there. You want your tumbler to be able to spin!
I tend to tumble for 30 or so minutes. To harden Jump Rings, tumble for at least an hour.
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I am so glad I bought this set. Everything comes out so nice and shiny and finished looking. I have arthritis and this is a big help. I wasn't sure how loud it would be because I had a rock tumbler years ago and it was noisy and took so long to see results. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it's very quiet and you get fantastic results in a short amount of time.
Yes! This set is absolutely worth getting. My blanks go from "very nice" to "Oh my God, it's so shiny, I could DIE!"
I use distilled water and just a drop (maybe two) of Shine Brite, along with the stainless steel shot. In most cases, I only tumble 20-45 minutes and get awesome results.
Words of warning: Some of the shot is pointy, and when I reached in to retrieve my items, I got poked and jerked my hand out, causing the shot to go everywhere, including my kitchen sink/garbage disposal. So maybe use tongs to get your stuff out.
Also, remember to clean your shot and barrel; I've heard stories of goop getting in there that gunks up your projects.
This more that rocks! I love this so much and can’t believe I’ve waited so long to add this to my tool collection and make my life so much easier and way more shiny! I’ve been telling all my fellow jewelry makers what an amazing piece of equipment this is.
Just the right size tumbler...great for giving a polish to the thought around the edge pieces!
I’m so happy to finally have a tumbler. Watching your video made everything so easy from start to finish