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Rock Tumbler Comparisons and Reviews



We have sold thousands of rock tumblers. From that experience, we sell only those tumblers that have been successful with our customers. We don't sell cheap plastic-barrel tumblers that make a lot of noise or imported tumblers that quit working after a few batches of rock. The tumblers we sell will last through years of proper use. We also sell all of the supplies that you will need to enjoy the rock tumbling hobby. We have been in this business for years and our ability to serve our customers is what makes us successful.

The members of our staff have been using rock tumblers for decades. We probably have a couple running at our office while you are reading this. If you need information about rock tumbling we have authored the internet's largest library of rock tumbling articles. If you need help with a tumbler purchased from us you can find our contact information at the bottom of your invoice and get in touch with us. Very few retailers are able (or want to) offer this service.

 

Tumbler Model / Picture Description Barrels Rock Capacity Price:
Tumbler Only
Price:
Tumbler & Supplies
Thumler's MP1
Thumler's MP-1
This is our best-selling rock tumbler. The soft rubber barrel is much quieter than the toy tumblers with a plastic barrel. It will last for years instead of weeks. This is the tumbler to buy if you want to try rock tumbling at minimal cost and minimal noise. Perfect for the beginner. This kit includes everything needed to start tumbling - plus a jewelry kit with keychain and necklace. Happy tumbling!

Age Recommendation: For use by children ages 14 and up with close adult supervision. Find out why.
One Barrel One Pound
of Rock
 
MSRP $103.80
You Pay $79.99


Tumbler and Supplies
Thumler's AR1
Thumler's A-R1
This kit gives you everything needed to start tumbling. You get a Thumler's A-R1 tumbler, grit, polish, rock, instructions book and jewelry craft kit. A great gift for the beginner! The durable metal frame will last for years and the soft rubber barrel will tumbler your rocks quietly. Happy tumbling!

Age Recommendation: For use by children ages 14 and up with close adult supervision. Find out why.
One Barrel Two Pounds
of Rock
 
MSRP $177.94
You Pay $139.99


Tumbler and Supplies
Thumler's AR2
Thumler's A-R2
The Thumler's A-R2 tumbler has two three-pound barrels. It is very easy to use and the soft rubber barrels will tumble your rock quietly. Having two barrels makes it easy for two people to share the same tumbler. Or one person can experiment with different types of rock or run rocks at different stages of the tumbling process. (We own two A-R2 tumblers and run one of them frequently.) Happy tumbling!

Age Recommendation: For use by children ages 14 and up with close adult supervision. Find out why.
Two Barrels Four Pounds
of Rock
(two pounds in each barrel)
MSRP $204.88
You Pay $159.99


Tumbler Only
Only $195.99

Tumbler and Supplies
Thumlers AR12
Thumler's A-R12
The Model A-R12 has a single 12 lb. rubber barrel. If you fill this barrel about 1/2 to 2/3 full of rock as recommended it will process about eight pounds of rock. The soft rubber barrel will tumble your stones with a minimum amount of noise.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
One Barrel Eight Pounds
of Rock
MSRP $257.85
You Pay $199.99


Tumbler Only
 
Thumlers Model B
Thumler's Model B
The Model B has a single 15 lb. metal barrel with a rubber insert and gasket. If you fill this barrel about 1/2 to 2/3 full of rock as recommended it will process about ten pounds of rock. The soft rubber insert and gasket will tumble your stones with a minimum amount of noise. It has the low speed, 1550rpm, overload protected motor.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
One Barrel Ten Pounds
of Rock
MSRP $316.99
You Pay $239.99


Tumbler Only
 


Vibratory Rock Tumbler Comparison



The table below compares features of every vibratory rock tumbler that we sell. Vibratory tumblers process rock in less than half the time required by a rotary tumbler. They also save you money by using a lot less grit and polish (less than 1/2 as much as a rotary tumbler of same capacity).

We share how we use the Lot-o-Tumbler in an article: How We Use the Lot-o-Tumbler, and how we use the Thumler's UV-10 in an article: Operating the Thumler's UV-10 Rock Tumbler.

Tumbler Model / Picture Description Barrels Rock
Capacity
Price:
Tumbler Only
Single Lot-O tumbler
Lot-o-Tumbler Single
The Lot-o-Tumbler polishes four pounds of rock in about a week and uses less than 1/2 of the grit used by a rotary tumbler. You will save lots of time and electricity too! Produces an amazing polish on agates, jaspers and many other materials. Very quick and easy to clean. You can remove the lid to inspect your rock in the middle of a run. You must be dedicated to use this machine because it must be glued to a concrete block - but you will be smiling when you see your superbright polish.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
One Barrel About Four Pounds
of Rock
Only $199.99
Lot-o-Tumbler
Lot-o-Tumbler Twin
A two-barrel Lot-o-Tumbler will process about eight pounds of rough rock. A very small price increase for the ability to polish twice as much rock.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
Two Barrels About Eight Pounds
of Rock
(four in each barrel)
Only $289.99
Thumler's UV-10
Thumlers U-V10
The Thumler's U-V10 is a great vibratory tumbler that will process about ten pounds of material. This is the "industrial model" designed to polish brass or a heavy load of rocks. It's a little more expensive than the standard model but this is the machine needed for rock polishing.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
One Barrel About Ten Pounds
of Rock
MSRP $368.62
You Pay $279.99

Thumler's UV-18
Thumlers U-V10
The Thumler's U-V18 is a great vibratory tumbler that will process about eighteen pounds of material. This is the "industrial model" designed to polish a heavy load of rocks or brass. It's more expensive than the standard model but this is the machine needed for rock polishing.

Age Recommendation: This is a large-capacity tumbler that should be used by adults. Find out why.
One Barrel About Eighteen Pounds
of Rock
MSRP $531.94
You Pay $399.99