Thumler's UV-10 and UV-18 Vibratory Tumblers
For Rock and Brass Polishing
This is a large-capacity tumbler
that should be used by adults.
Find out why.
Thumler's Model UV-10
(10-pound capacity bowl)
Thumler's Model UV-18
(18-pound capacity bowl)
Thumler's Ultra-Vibe Industrial Rock Tumblers / Brass Polishers
Vibratory tumblers are a lot faster and a lot more economical than rotary tumblers. These Ultra-Vibe tumblers will do the rough grind in just a few days and the prepolish and polish steps in just one or three days each. That will save you time and electricty. These tumblers also use a lot less grit and polish (about half as much) as a rotary tumbler of similar size. So, although these tumblers have a higher cost than most rotary tumblers, you will actually save that much money or more if you use them regularly.
These tumblers also work great for polishing brass gun cartridges. Polishing brass requires the use of crushed corncob or walnut shell media.
These tumblers are supplied with instructions that will guide you through tumbling your first batch of rock. You can also watch our video below and read an article about how we use the UV-10 tumbler.
We use both rotary and vibratory for most of the rocks we polish.
We enjoy the rounded rocks produced by a rotary tumbler, but we also enjoy the speed, grit savings and electricity savings of a vibratory tumbler. So, when we tumble, we do the rough grind using coarse grit in a rotary tumbler for however long is needed. This gives us nicely rounded stones. We then do the medium (two days), fine (one or two days) and polishing (two days) in a UV-10 or a UV-18 vibratory tumbler.
If you use a Thumler's Model B rotary tumbler for your coarse grind, you can then move the rocks to the Thumler's UV-18 tumbler, add some media for cushioning, and be ready to do the medium, fine and polishing step. They are a perfect pair.
We want you to enjoy rock tumbling as much as we do!