So, after evaluating what I tumble or rather how much… Usually 3 - 4 x 2L ice cream tubs (by volume)… When they get full, I tumble and free up space… After bitching and moaning, with the activity quite literally taking (on/and off) a better part of the day and ridiculously loud, (with wife’s blessing) I’ve recently upgraded my tumbler…
Did some research, actually quite a bit of research and decided to support Australian (https://www.aussiesapphire.com.au), only a little more expensive, but not enough to buy from someone else.
I have considered the DIY option. However, after making list of parts I’d have to buy (i.e. I don’t live on a farm, I don’t have the material needed scattered around, so it would need to be bought), the effort required, etc. it came out only marginally cheaper for the size I wanted.
By no means a cheap pleasure, but holly shit.
For scale with what I had.
It dwarf the original bucket and whisper quiet whisper quiet.
This is 3kg of 357 brass, which is a lot (again, by volume) and would have taken me at least 3, maybe 4 loads at 45 - 1 hour cycle each, because I’d overpack the bucket.
Been running it a bit, to go through everything I had (some cases can’t be tumbled with others). Last load I did, I did in an hour what would have taken me, conservatively 4 hour. I like!