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My tumbler finally quit on me. I guess that means it's time to upgrade. What do you guys suggest that won't break the bank? I'm not really wanting to spend $200-$300 on a tumbler. There are several under $100 but I'm not sure which one is better.
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I have an RCBS that quit not too long ago. I bought a Lyman Turbo Twin...comes with 2 different sized bowls. Has done a pretty good job so far since I purchased a couple weeks back.... Edited by jacob
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Frankford Arsenal or Cabela's (rebranded Berry's).

The green tumbler on my bench if you remember it is Cabela's and holds more brass than the FA one I have. I used to have the Lyman 1200 and the Cabela's one can hold double the amount. Not that expensive, and Berry's has a good warranty if anything breaks.

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Check with harbor freight's site. They have two vibrating tumblers. The small one is about $60 and the big one is around $150. They advertise the big one as being waterproof. When my Dillon dies that's where I'm going.
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The frankford arsenal rotrary tumbler with ss pins does a really good job on dirty brass, deprimed brass comes out looking like new. I only use my vibrator tumbler to clean lube off of sized brass and to shine loaded ammo, with a dab of wax , to preserve the finish, for long term storage of loaded ammo.

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My Frankford Arsenal from Midway is still chugging along after 20 years.


+1 for Frankfod Arsenal.


I'm still using the original tumbler from when I started reloading. I accidentally broke the bowl and emailed to ask about buying another. They insisted on sending me one for free. The motor is still as strong as the day I bought it. 


If you catch them on sale, you can get the tumbler, media, media separator, et. al in one kit for around $65.

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I'm still using the same smaller of the two Harbor Freight vibratory tumblers that I've been using for 3 years now. It's has tumbled 10's of thousands of pieces of brass and loaded rounds, if I had to wager a guess I'd say somewhere around 40,000-50,000 pcs tumbled but could be more. The only issue I've had has been the wing nut that holds the lid on, its very soft Stella and stripped out. I replaced that and was good to go.
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