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. This UV-10 tumbler also uses 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.
This tumbler also works great for polishing brass gun cartridges. Polishing brass requires the use of crushed corncob or walnut shell media.
It is 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 have also put together a U-V vibratory tumbler guide to help you get good results and to keep your tumbler running smooth and quiet.
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 vibratory tumbler.