Vibrator cleaner for brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sunshinegirl, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

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    My Frankford arsenal cleaner burned the motor out, so I need a new one. You guys have any recommendation. Rachel

    I found a local gun shop with several bags of 300 Ultra for $60 a bag in Mesa AZ. Is this a decent price?
     
  2. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    Thats funny, My Franklin tumbler gave up the ghost aswell. I have been looking at the Lyman or Hornaday tumblers.
     

  3. 21buck

    21buck Well-Known Member

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    I have used a Lyman for over thirty years and its still running.
     
  4. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I use a Lyman 600 tumbler which works fine (a little small but have been using it for about 13 years or so) but the 1200 looks to me like it would work good.

    Midway had 300RUM nosler 50ct for 61 bucks (no backorder) and Rem 100ct for 85 bucks

    Looks like the nosler brass is hard to come by since powder valley is out of stock too (used to be 56 per 50). and Sinclair doesn't have any either.
     
  5. jimbo300

    jimbo300 Well-Known Member

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    I have two vibrating case cleaners. I've had both for around 15 years one is a Lyman and the other is a vibrashine made by Leaf River. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase either. The Lyman probably received harsher treatment, due to fact that I use to moly coat bullets in it. A load of steel BB's and bullets had to be tough on that little motor, but it never quit.
     
  6. Dos

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    Contact Franklin and tell em. Will probably send you a new one FREE..!
     
  7. nheninge

    nheninge Well-Known Member

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    All of the previously mentioned tumblers are good but... don't forget thumler's vibratory tumbler. Quiet as a mouse (even with the lid off) and works like a dream. No movement on my bench at all. Left some range brass on all night accidentally and thought for sure the thing wound have vibrated off the bench. Nope, right where I left it!!! Threw away the brass though. Cabelas has them for about 125$ i think. More expensive, but worth the peace of mind.
     
  8. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    A guy I know contacted them when his quit working and they replaced the motor for free. Also, check those two spade contacts near the motor, the wires break there occasionally and can be fixed real easy yourself.
     
  9. sunshinegirl

    sunshinegirl Well-Known Member

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    I sent them an email right after it quit. I had soldered the wires about 3 times, but this last time a coil winding burnt apart deep along the motor side. Haven't heard a word from them.....