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Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:53 pm
by Netpackrat
I found another thing that the ultrasonic cleaner doesn't totally suck at... Removing case lube after resizing, trimming, etc is complete. I run them through the ultrasonic cleaner, dunk in a bucket of rinse water, and then toss them back into the case dryer (AKA food dehydrator) to dry them out. That means they get washed and dried twice overall (the first time wet tumbling with stainless pins prior to case prep), but it doesn't add much labor, especially compared to wiping each case with a rag, which doesn't do as good of a job.

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:27 pm
by HTRN
Crest ultrasonic is honestly the best ive seen, but most of you would shit yourselves at the price of them - think 900 bucks for a tabletop 6 quart..

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:24 am
by Weetabix
I've got one coming from Amazon. I have moderate expectations.

I purposely did not ask because I didn't want to hear how much one would cost that HTRN recommended. ;)

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 pm
by HTRN
Its why ilike to buy alot of this stuff used - pennies on the dollar. :ugeek: ;)

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:12 pm
by evan price
No sh*t, I tumble in a cement mixer. 40# fine crushed walnut shell lizard bedding. Pint of nufinish with new media, afterwards just a cup of mineral spirits with each load. Ten gallons of brass. Beautiful brass in a couple hours. I added some big harbor freight magnets to the drum to catch those brass plated steel cases.

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:09 pm
by HTRN
Thats what bmg shooter do slot, when you used to be able to buy bmg mil brass from gov auctions.

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:43 pm
by TheArmsman
HTRN wrote:
Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:18 am
SS pins do a better job, including cleaning the primer pockets, and dont have a plugging issue PROVIDED you use the correct size pins. It also benefits from lower consumable costs (all you really need is lemishine, and thats sold in every walmart in the US). The downside is significantly higher up front costs, the pins cost between 50 and a 100 bucks above and beyond the cost of a rotary tumbler.
How do you size what pins will be needed, and where do you buy them from?

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:47 pm
by Netpackrat
You can generally get the stainless pins anywhere that has a good selection of reloading gear, these days.

Re: Next on the wishlist, an ultrasonic cleaner...

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:12 am
by HTRN
TheArmsman wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:43 pm
How do you size what pins will be needed, and where do you buy them from?
Amazon. :ugeek: