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HN-KNI045 Thumlers Tumbler

Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler

Item # HN-KNI045
  • Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler
Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand
Thumlers Tumbler
International Shipping
Canada
User Level
Rock Tumblers for Hobbyists
Voltage
115V
Warranty
1 Year
Weight
11 lbs.
Weight Capacity (lbs.)
12

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  • Dimensions: 11L x 11W x 11H inches
  • Large capacity rotary rock tumbler
  • Ideal for rocks, castings and casings
  • 12 lb. capacity rubber lined barrel
  • Polyvinyl hexagon barrel is water-tight
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Thumlers TumblerThumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • High quality (6)
  • Lasting fun (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Collector (4), Enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Thumler Tumbler AR-12

    I tumble a lot of Agates and am very pleased with the efficient and quiet design of the Thumler. The wide mouth is ideal for larger pieces. The tumbling action is smooth and...Read complete review

    I tumble a lot of Agates and am very pleased with the efficient and quiet design of the Thumler. The wide mouth is ideal for larger pieces. The tumbling action is smooth and consistent. This is a high quality Tumbler for a very reasonable price.This is the best rock Tumbler I have ever owned.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Piece of junk

    This tumbler is cheaply made and has never worked properly. The two ends of the barrel are not symmetrical enough, causing the barrel to constantly traverse the axles until it rubs against against one...Read complete review

    This tumbler is cheaply made and has never worked properly. The two ends of the barrel are not symmetrical enough, causing the barrel to constantly traverse the axles until it rubs against against one of the Teflon stops. This will eventually cause enough friction that the plastic belt starts slipping on the fly wheel and the barrel is completely stopped. The belt design is poor. It should be a chain and a gear not a plastic rubber band. The fit and finish is also poor - the motor does not sit square causing poor alignment between the motor drive shaft and the large pulley that drives all the motion. I paid top dollar for this because I wanted a durable work horse. I have never even been able to get through even one complete cycle (from rough tumble to final polish) with this polisher. The barrel is rated at 12 lbs and most instructions say fill it 2/3 to 3/4 full. The motor is so undersized (and/or the plastic belts so ineffective) that even with the barrel half full the barrel stops every hour or so. This has been nothing but a disappointment from day one. Save your money.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent price and fast shipping

    By Joshua

    from Seabeck, Washington

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble
    • Easy To Use
    • High Quality
    • Lasting Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

      The product was priced better than several other sites. Even with the massive snow storm I was able to receive my product in a week. I will definitely use hayneedle.com again

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rock Tumbler works to shine brass too.

      By John

      from Dayton, NV

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Assemble
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Lid's Design Needs Help
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

        The brass is in the tumbler now. It has been running now for 4 hours. Will let you know the outcome.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I recieved product

        By Shannon

        from OMAHA,NE

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Assemble
        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality
        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Outside

          Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

          Looks great just haven't had a chance to use it just yet and it will still take a month to see the quality it produces but all in all it looks great and shipping was quick and packing was excellent as well...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AR-12 Rock tumbler

          By Chris

          from Encinitas,Ca

          About Me Artist, Collector, Jack of all trades

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

            This rock tumbler is very quite, and easy to use. #12 pounds is enough to do plenty of rocks at one time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            so far so good, I started to tumble.

            By Nature Lover

            from Buckeye, Arizona

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

              I started to use the Tumbler today, so please give me 9 days to comment on how great the product is, my daughter has one and she thinks it is great.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I loved the tumbler.

              By freckles

              from wisconsin

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Assemble
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

                it was a great price for the tumbler, and easy to use and assembly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great tumbler

                By jimC2

                from central Kentucky

                About Me Collector, Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

                  used for cleaning small parts also, just get an extra drum or two to save time.
                  easy to adjust and replace parts if needed
                  getting the drum open was a problem until I made a tool with rounded edges for that.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  35 years old & still working

                  By 13 hunter

                  from granbury, texas

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Hunt-fish-hike-camp-kayak, Parent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality
                  • Keep indoors when not use
                  • Lasting Fun
                  • Now bought a second one

                  Cons

                  • Couldn't find any

                  Best Uses

                  • Excellent brass polisher
                  • Home
                  • Outside

                  Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

                  reload alot and i rely on my polisher always. sometimes i polish my wife's jewelery. after every couple of years i use 80 grit sandpaper to rough up the rubber on the drum and the drive for better traction.this tumbler has lasted for 35 years and is tumbling outside right now. only replaced driveaxle,belt,and drum lid once.this is the best polisher i could have ever bought in my lifetime!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  very tough product

                  By florida rockhound

                  from cedar key, fl

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Assemble
                  • Easy To Use
                  • High Quality
                  • Lasting Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

                    i have two of these tumblers and they have ran non-stop for almost 7 months!i tumble rocks in them and never had a bit of trouble out of neither one of the tumblers. they are very fun to use and set up. the only problem is you have to have patience!!!!! i have put all kinds of different rocks and weight in them and so far no problems. when it is hot outside i let a fan blow on the motor during the heat of the day and turn the fan off at night. overall its a great product!!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Piece of junk

                    By Lasertrain

                    from Bristol WI

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Barrel not balanced
                      • Poor belt design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Thumlers Tumbler Thumler's Tumbler AR-12 Rotary Rock Tumbler:

                        This tumbler is cheaply made and has never worked properly. The two ends of the barrel are not symmetrical enough, causing the barrel to constantly traverse the axles until it rubs against against one of the Teflon stops. This will eventually cause enough friction that the plastic belt starts slipping on the fly wheel and the barrel is completely stopped. The belt design is poor. It should be a chain and a gear not a plastic rubber band. The fit and finish is also poor - the motor does not sit square causing poor alignment between the motor drive shaft and the large pulley that drives all the motion. I paid top dollar for this because I wanted a durable work horse. I have never even been able to get through even one complete cycle (from rough tumble to final polish) with this polisher. The barrel is rated at 12 lbs and most instructions say fill it 2/3 to 3/4 full. The motor is so undersized (and/or the plastic belts so ineffective) that even with the barrel half full the barrel stops every hour or so. This has been nothing but a disappointment from day one. Save your money.

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