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RCBS RCBS® Vibratory Case Cleaner

This vibratory case cleaner offers fast dry-media case cleaning. Holds up to 400 .38 Special or 180 .30-06 cases. Removable lid lets you check cases during cleaning. Quiet, powerful 120-volt motor is thermally protected for safety. The durable 3/16"-thick bowl will last a lifetime.
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I was wondering if this unit is water proof. I am looking to use it for polishing rocks.

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The RCBS Vibratory Case Cleaner (210556) will come with a "Liquid Lid" that will make the bowl waterproof when being used.
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Would not recommend, a rock tumbler would work much better, brass is way softer than rock and has different requirements for polishing and cleaning, the machine is designed for brass cartridge cases, not rock.
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State: Virginia
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IT WASNT DESIGNED FOR THAT PURPOSE BUT THE TUB IS A SEALED UNIT. IN MY EXPERIENCE A TUMBLER WORKS BETTER TO POLISH ROCKS
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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It would be better if you used a motor driven tumbler rather than a vibratory type. You will just want to make sure the drum supplied has a water tight seal.
Age: 56-65
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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I cannot say for 100% sure but I have a very similar unit with another brand name on it. It is not water proof. The bowl is held on by a threaded rod which is held to the black plate under the bowl with 2 nuts. The rod passes through a hole in the bottom of the bowl where another nut holds the bowl in place. Finally the wing nut holds the top on the bowl.

For polishing rocks you probably want a drum type tumbler. I have a Lortone which I use for polishing brass. I have had it for 35 years. It is designed for SERIOUS duty.
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Can stainless steel shot be used in this unit? What is weight capacity?

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YES THERE SHOULDNT BE A PROBLEM USING THAT . AS FAR AS THE WEIGHT LIMIT I HAVE TESTED THE BOWL AND THREE LBS BEGINS TO COLLAPS THE SPRINGS SO I WOULD SAY LESS THEN 3 LBS
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I would not reccomend it. These units have been designed to use the lighter medias such as corn cob and crushed walnut shell. If you still would like to use the SS shot as a media, it would be best to go with a motor driven tumbler. Those units are designed for heavier medias. My first brass case cleaner was an old rock tumbler.
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This is not designed to put straight shot in it. It will hold up to 400 .38 Special or 180 .30-06 cases.
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will this RCBS vibratory case cleaner hold mag. shells

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The RCBS® Vibratory Case Cleaner, Item: IK-210556, can be used to clean/polish spent metallic cases including magnum cases.
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I've tumbled 375 H&H and 300 Ultra Mag with no issues.
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Age: 26-35
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how many 50-bmg will it clean?

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State: Texas
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