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    Default Sorry tumbler question

    Hi,

    I apologise, I know this has been talked about extensively! I think I have finally settled on a tumbler. After allot of searching. I would like to purchase the Lortones 3A tumbler. I understand I need to buy some stainless steel shot but what soap do I need to buy? I have seen somewhere on the internet that sells the tumbler and the steel shot but not the soap. Does anyone know where I can buy the soap and or the Lortones kit at a reasonable price?

    Many Thanks!

    Karen

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    Thank you!

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    The best price for the Lortone in the UK is Palmer Metals (by quite a long way). I don't think much of their shot though - not enough shapes. I think the best options for shot and soap (I prefer burnishing compound 'b' to barrelbrite, but that's a purely personal thing) are either Manchester Minerals (usually slightly cheaper from their trade Hilton Bros site) or UKGE - Grits, Polish, Media - Media for Barrrelling machines

    I know this is repeating the information in a lot of threads on here already, but I do recommend a stainless steel shot mix that includes pins. If you don't have any pins in the mix, it's worth buying some separately and adding it to the mix.

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    whats so important about pins?

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    Pins get into nooks & crannies far better than round shot.

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    Hi George,

    I ordered the tumbler from Palmers over the weekend and I ordered their stainless steel shot to go with their tumbler. I've seen pins sold separately at manchester minerals (Magnetic Rust-free steel pins for Magnetic tumbler Manchester Minerals Polishing and Setting) are these the pins I need to order? I ordered the barrel brite from Walsh.

    Karen

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    Those are the ones Karen They make a huge difference to your shot mix.

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    Thank you

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