FRANKFORD ARSENAL PLATINUM SERIES ROTARY TUMBLER REVIEW

The two drive wheels on the cradle are gear driven. I do check the weight before running it. My tap water is quite hard, so I add a teaspoon of Lemi Shine, a dishwasher product that neutralizes the hardness. Under those circumstances, we recommend going directly to step two. My Account See Cart. I usually spread them out on a towel in my sun room and let nature takes its course. The drum is double layered.

This is not just to clean the brass, but to reduce the wear and tear on your reloading dies. Most readers are probably thinking this takes a lot of work. I got it from Midway a zillion years ago and it works well. That is still, in my view, a prodigious amount of brass and I am in no way disappointed. They say to keep the total weight to 30 pounds or less. It is best to decap the brass first so the STM can clean the primer pocket. We used them extensively.

A lot of extra work, if you had cleaned several hundred cases in a single load. If you reviea into this category, a vibratory tumbler is still your best option.

Gear Review: Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series rotary tumbler 7L brass cleaner

Okay, that is a personal problem and our fault. Ugly, dirty brass, fresh off the ground has many drawbacks. STM consists of small pins which scrub brass clean while tumbling it in a solution of water and detergent. In the old days, we used rotary tumblers for everything from polishing rocks to tumblef our range brass. Then next step in the quest for pretty brass was discovered, stainless steel media STM and it is a leap forward.

Set the timer for between two and three hours.

Now you have clean brass that, when properly lubricated, will not cause excessive wear on reloading dies. While they did a good job of cleaning the brass, we still had to clean the primer pockets by hand. I have also successfully used powdered citric acid in place of the Lemi Shine and I bet vinegar would work just as well.

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I have made filthy, brown brass scrounged from the range look like brand new, inside and out.

This consistency stuff leads to better results. However, given the time saved by not having to clean the primer pockets individually, ttumbler is worth the effort; especially for reloaders who do a lot of shooting.

Account Dealers Customer Support. They say to keep the total weight to 30 pounds or less. Dump in your dirty brass, fill the drum with water to the bottom of the mouth opening, add their cleaning solution about one or two ounces per loadinstall the sealing insert with its gasket and tighten the end roary. It is capable of handling 1, pieces of.

The drum is double layered. Some smart person discovered vibratory cleaners and tumblers using dry media and they did a far better job than soap and water, leaving a nice sheen on the outside of the case.

However, if you are a serious shooter who burns through several thousand rounds a year for target practice, competition, or hunting, then this unit makes a lot of sense.

Frankford claims up to 1, pieces of. You next plop the drum on the machine and twist the timer knob to three hours and wander off to waste time elsewhere. I got it from Midway a zillion years ago and it works well. Pour out the frankfoord solution into a bucket, rinse the brass in the drum with fresh water we actually use a colander and let dry on a paper towel.

The first thing we noticed about this new tumbler was its heavy duty construction. Hunt big arxenal go home: It was better than nothing, but the brass came out dull and the residue in the case and primer pockets remained. Granted, it is more labor intensive than vibratory tumblers.

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Gear Review: Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series rotary tumbler 7L brass cleaner

While the Frankford cleaning solution did a good job, it was no better than the rotart dish detergent. Firing leaves residue and rolling around in dirt gathers grit.

In the olden days, we cleaned cases rotarry detergent and hot water perhaps tied in a pillowcase to launder in the clothes washer while the wife was out.

The water, drum and STM are close to 20 pounds, leaving 10 pounds for brass which is or so. Most of the tumblers being used with STM are adaptations from tumblers used by people who polish rocks and the like.

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The one piece polymer outer layer has no seams to split. That is still, in my view, a prodigious amount of brass and I am in no way disappointed. In fact, it would be rather inefficient to clean a few dozen cases with this rotary tumbler. However, if you are not cleaning brass scavenged at the range, but rather your own reloads, the first step is probably unnecessary, as your brass is already fairly clean. From the company of Desert Eagle fame comes this full line of over-built, serious single action revolvers.

Place the drum on the cradle and set the timer for between one and two hours.