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    Default Tumbler and ultrasonic essential?

    How essential is a tumbler and ultrasonic machine?
    Trying to decide if I need one now or not... Is there other options for polishing and finishing other than these?
    Thanks


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    You definitely don't need an ultrasonic, until you have large batches to clean. Use water-soluble polishing compounds and clean them off with washing up liquid and a toothbrush.

    So that leaves a tumbler (mostly used by amateurs) versus a polishing lathe (mostly used by professionals). I would probably start with a tumbler (Lortone is best) and fine stainless steel mixed shot. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    You definitely don't need an ultrasonic, until you have large batches to clean. Use water-soluble polishing compounds and clean them off with washing up liquid and a toothbrush.

    So that leaves a tumbler (mostly used by amateurs) versus a polishing lathe (mostly used by professionals). I would probably start with a tumbler (Lortone is best) and fine stainless steel mixed shot. Dennis.
    Thank you so much Dennis!


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