For use by children ages 14 and up with close adult supervision.
Find out why.
- One TB-12 Rock Tumbler
- Two Pounds of Tumbling Rock
- Grit and Polish Kit
Tumble-Bee TB-12 Rock Tumbler
Supplied with a single 2-pound barrel.
Here are some important features of Tumble-Bee's TB-12:
Bargain Price: The folks who created the Tumble-Bee rock tumbler set out to design a feature-rich machine that could be sold at a bargain price. The TB-12 allows you to start tumbling with a hobbyist-quality machine at a minimum price.
- Has one 2-pound easy-to-open rubber barrel
- Durable polyurethane drive belt with embedded nylon fibers
- On/Off switch
- Rust-proof ABS plastic housing
- Fan-cooled motor with overload protection
- Motor, fan and belt are shielded moving parts
- No-tools motor alignment screws
- The 2-pound barrel processes about 1 1/4 pounds of rough
- You can add a second 2-pound barrel at any time or a single 4-pound barrel (extra barrels sold separately here)
Upgrade When You Are Ready: If you want to tumble larger amounts of rock or run two different barrels, upgrading the TB-12 is easy. This machine will run two Tumble Bee 2-pound barrels at the same time. Or, you can run a single Tumble Bee 4-pound barrel. (If we want to tumble a larger amount of rock we use a single 4-pound barrel rather than two 2-pound barrels. Why? We have one less barrel to clean!)
Additional barrels available separately here. Why buy two machines when you have this versatility?
Produces a Great Polish: We have been running a couple of Tumble-Bee rock tumblers with 2-pound and 4-pound barrels and find that they polish rocks just as well as other small hobbyist rotary tumblers.
Our Review: We think that the folks at Tumble-Bee did a great job of producing a hobbyist rock tumbler at a bargain price. We posted a review of the Tumble-Bee rock tumblers on our blog. In this review we compare them to other small hobbyist tumblers on the basis of: barrel capacity, noise level, required maintenance, ease of use and other quality measures. Please read the full review. In summary, the Tumble-Bee is very rich in features, very easy to use, allows easy upgrades, makes a bit more noise and requires weekly oiling.
Rough rocks and other tumbling supplies sold separately.