canguy
canguy
1 post
Joined May 2014

Tumbling with stainless steel media

Have just completed my SS tumbler and love the results. Question: is the cm-2000 capable of quickly and efficiently separating the brass from the small pins?
dougncin
dougncin
3 posts
Joined April 2014

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

Yep it take about 15 seconds for all of my pins to drop out.
james5m
james5m
46 posts
Joined December 2010

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

Sure will

We use a cm 500. fill it with water so that the basket is submerged. It helps in getting all the pins out of the cases, plus a extra rinse. You will find some stray pins stuck in the hinge area.

crazy jake
crazy jake
10 posts
Joined January 2013

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

At first I just strained with cm 500 to separate the SS media until no more came out. Then when installing primers I found some cases with the pins stuck in the flash hole and primer pocket. Always check now.
coderpitt
coderpitt
98 posts
Joined November 2012

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

Make sure to use car wash with wax rather than standard soap. This will help lubricate the cases so they don't stick to the powder funnel, especially pistol calibers.
quietmike
quietmike
8 posts
Joined July 2008

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

I've been studying on making a "double decker" support bracket for mine.
One at regular height for spinning partially submerged to help remove pins, and another higher level for spinning excess water out.
coderpitt
coderpitt
98 posts
Joined November 2012

RE: Tumbling with stainless steel media

I forgot to previously mention. When I am tumbling the brass to remove the SS Pins, I make sure to have just enough water in the lower basket for the water to wash through. After 3-4 flushes, I've had good results like this taking out all of the pins. I dry mine over night then slosh them back and forth in a towel. Once they dry overnight or a couple of days, I do this again. Occasionally I'll see 2-3 pins on the towel when I'm done.