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Hornady sonic cleaner

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  1. MTA89

    MTA89 CEO of Systemic Racism INC. TGT Supporter

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    xdmikey Active Member

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    I have one and it works fine but for my needs(500 rds nasty brass at a time)it was too slow. I can sell you mine for $75 shipped. If you might be moving onto larger quantities then this would be a mistake.
     
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  3. MTA89

    MTA89 CEO of Systemic Racism INC. TGT Supporter

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    What do you use now for case cleaning? Ty
     
  4. xdmikey

    xdmikey Active Member

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    Frankford Arsenal Rotary Tumbler, large size 'cause it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!
     
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    avvidclif Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010

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    I have the large economy sized one. It (ultrasonic cleaners) has drawbacks. It will clean the brass, not shiny and pretty but clean. The brass must be deprimed first for it to clean the pockets. Then it must be lubed to resize (even with carbide dies) and then cleaned again (your choice how). I have the matching dryer which adds abt an hour to dry them. It seldom gets used.
     
  7. MTA89

    MTA89 CEO of Systemic Racism INC. TGT Supporter

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    I think I may just get a tumbler to start out with and see how that goes
     
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  8. pbratton

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    I use the rotary tumbler with stainless steel pins. I have an ultrasonic unit, use it for cleaning slides and other small parts.
     
  9. MTA89

    MTA89 CEO of Systemic Racism INC. TGT Supporter

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    Im assuming stainless steel pins beats dry media like corn or walnut?
     
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  10. rotor

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    Yes. But does it have to be that clean to work good? SS makes the brass look better than new but dry media good enough and easier.

    Funny story, first time I turned on Ultrasonic unit my dog ran across the house and under my bed and wouldn't come out. My wife made me turn the unit off and put it outside. Never used again. Dogs come first.
     


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