SS Wet Tumbler Recommendation

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  1. kendallhadden

    kendallhadden Member

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    I’m looking to purchase a new SS wet tumbler and I would like some input. I’ve been using the HF dual barrel tumbler for a few years but the motor is getting week and sometimes doesn’t work. The tumblers I’m considering is:
    Frankford Arsenal
    Lortone QT12
    Extreme Rebel 17

    What would you recommend? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    The FA came with pins and the price is right. Also has the hex drum to enhance tumble, not baffles. Had mine for several years and no problems at all. As stated in several recent threads, too much time in the pins isn't good.
     
  3. CUTTER1

    CUTTER1 Well-Known Member

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    I have an FA and a Lyman. Much prefer the Lyman
     
  4. kendallhadden

    kendallhadden Member

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    Cutter1
    If you don’t mind me asking, why do you like the Lyman better?
     
  5. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I've had an Extreme tumbler & kit with everything you need. I've been using it for a few years now and am very happy with it.
    It cost a few bucks more than the tumblers which popped up by you get what you pay for.
     
  6. Braunschweiger

    Braunschweiger Well-Known Member

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    After alot of research I went with the Lyman. it's awesome and comes with the 2 part sifter and the SS media. I did however, opt to purchase the additional case media separator from Frankford Arsenal. I also have the lyman cyclone case dryer and it works perfectly.
     
  7. CUTTER1

    CUTTER1 Well-Known Member

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    The Lyman timer, barrel and pins were just better quality