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Tumble-Bee TB-22 Rock Tumbler

TB-22 Tumble Bee tumbler
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For use by children ages 14 and up with close adult supervision.
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Tumble-Bee TB-22 Rock Tumbler

Supplied with two 2-pound barrels.

Here are some important features of Tumble-Bee's TB-22:
  • Produces a great polish!
  • Has two 2-pound easy-to-open rubber barrels
  • Durable polyurethane drive belt
  • 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 two 2-pound barrels each process about 1 1/4 pounds of rough
  • You can tumble both barrels or just one, or you can purchase a 4-pound barrel to run on this same machine (extra barrels sold separately here)
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-22 allows you to start tumbling with two 2-pound barrels on a hobbyist-quality machine at a minimum price.

Upgrade When You Are Ready: The TB-22 will also run a single 4-pound barrel. If you want to tumble a larger load in a single barrel (we like this option because there is only one barrel to clean!). The 4-pound barrel is not included, but is 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.

Rough rocks and other tumbling supplies sold separately.

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