Tuesday, 6 of December of 2016

Buying a Rock Tumbler


3LB LORTONE 3A Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher
3LB LORTONE 3A Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher $95.00
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6LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher Tool
6LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher Tool $86.95
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6LB LORTONE 33B Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher 2X3
6LB LORTONE 33B Rotary Rock Tumbler Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher 2X3 $134.95
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3LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher Tool
3LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rock Jewelry Metal Glass Stones Polisher Tool $74.95
Time Remaining: 8h 10m
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Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Smooth Stone Maker Gems Collector Kids Science
Rock Polisher Machine Tumbler Kit Smooth Stone Maker Gems Collector Kids Science $96.06
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Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rocks Semi Precious Stones Glass Metals
Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rocks Semi Precious Stones Glass Metals $65.89
Time Remaining: 12h 8m
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3 LBs Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler
3 LBs Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler $17.75
Time Remaining: 18h 1m
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Dual Drum 2 Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Tumbler Polisher 3 lb Capacity
Dual Drum  2 Drum  Rotary Rock Stone Metal Tumbler Polisher 3 lb Capacity $45.00 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 43m

Smithsonian Rock Tumbler Set with Accessories Polish Stones Make Jewelry
Smithsonian Rock Tumbler Set with Accessories  Polish Stones Make Jewelry $44.87
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 45m
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Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher Abrasive Grit Kit Smooth stone glass crystal
Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher  Abrasive Grit Kit Smooth stone glass crystal $71.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 29m
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Rock Tumbler Polisher Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher 3Lb
Rock Tumbler Polisher Drum Rotary Rock Stone Metal Glass Tumbler Polisher 3Lb $49.90
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Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler Complete Open Box Unused Polish Jewelry Stones
Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler Complete Open Box Unused Polish Jewelry Stones $25.00
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Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rocks Semi Precious Stones Glass Metals
Dual Drum Rotary Rock Tumbler Polish Rocks Semi Precious Stones Glass Metals $65.79
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 9m
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LORTONE QT66 Rock Tumbler Stone Jewelry Polishing Tumbling Twin 2x 6lb Barrels
LORTONE QT66 Rock Tumbler Stone Jewelry Polishing Tumbling Twin 2x 6lb Barrels $210.95
Time Remaining: 3d 9h 54m
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Rock Tumbling is a great hobby for all the family. You can polish stones from the beach or your garden or alternatively buy inexpensive semi-precious stones for a more colourful collection of stones. Choosing the right tumbler to polish your stones is important for your success in this hobby and this will article help you to make the right decision.

The first thing you need to do is decide what barrel size you want on your machine. I usually recommend that you buy a small barrel size initially. A barrel size of approx 2lbs is ideal. This size rock tumbling barrel will polish between approx 150 -300 stones per batch.

A rock tumbler needs to tumble each batch if stones for approximately 3 weeks. This puts quite a strain on the Tumblers motor, therefore I was recommend that you buy a rock tumbler with at least a 2 year guarantee for the motor in case of problems.

Polishing stones is quite a small niche hobby so it is not always easy to find rock tumblers. The usual place to buy them is in a specialist rock shop, a craft shop or online at eBay. Lapidary is the general term for stone polishing so if you see a shop or a website that says it supplies Lapidary Equipment then they will almost certainly be able to sell you a stone polisher.

Buying a second hand rock tumbler is also a possibility but you need to check it out carefully before parting with your money because of possible wear and tear on the motor. Buying your rock tumbler from eBay is a good idea as they have a Buyers Protection Plan.

When buying your tumbler, check how much stone Tumbling Grit and polish come with the machine. Find out how many loads of stones the grits will last for. The grits usually costs between £5 - £10 for each load of stones so be sure to factor for this when evaluating the purchase of your machine.

More information about the type of grits you need to use in rock tumbling grits is available here - stone polisher grit information.

I hope you find a suitable rock tumbler for your needs and enjoy this fascinating hobby.

Instructions for using a rock tumbler are available at this Rock Tumbler Expert Site.