Originally Posted by bradam
So for those whom would be buying a rotary tumbler, (or replacing an electric motor). What would be the the positives and negatives on low-speed- V.S. high speed motors. Please let me hear of theory's and experiences.
The only wet tumbler I've ever used is the Thumler's Model B high-speed. Here is a description of the RPMs taken from the STM website:
"This is the High Speed heavy-duty version of the Model B Thumler's Tumbler, using the 1/30 horsepower 3000rpm motor to clean your brass fast when using stainless steel!"
An earlier post by 25-5 says the speed of the older Thumler's is 1550 RPMs. Having never used an older Thumler's, I can't compare the two in terms of tumbling time and results.
The description from the STM website infers tumbling time is faster with the hi-speed tumbler over the older model but I would be interested in hearing from those with personal experiences in both models for a statement of comparison.