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Eastwood 18 lb Media Tumbler with Media is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tumbler I don't know what the hub-bub is about. These are great tumblers, I now own two of them, and am thinking about getting a third. I use mine 24/6 in the jewelry trade. I use everything from stripping pyramids to porcelain shot, the only thing I haven't tried yet is stainless shot. They're lasted twice as long as tumblers I've paid three times more for. What it's intended use's success depends on what media you put in it. My only complaint (ergo the four stars) is the return system, as I do use it as a flow through with a circulating pump. A quick trip to Lowes and $6.19 fixed the issue of screening the output valve as well as installing an input valve.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for rust removal or serious cleaning I decided to try this machine because of the large quantity of small parts and hardware. I hoped that even if it took many hours to do the job at least I could get my parts clean. After 7 hours using the green "rust busting" media there was absolutely no improvement. So, I thought,"maybe it would be good for polishing parts that are basically clean, but need to be burnished. So I switched to the polishing media. Again, after many hours, no improvement. Sorry to have to say this, I wanted it to work. But it doesn't.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Eastwood 18 lb tumbler My wife purchased this item for me. I appreciate the opportunity you have accorded me to comment on my satisfaction of your large vibratory tumbler. It works as intended, to a point, but there some areas that could be improved. The drain fitting, hose, and clamp are totally unsatisfactory and if not improved should be completely eliminated. I have removed that assembly from my unit and threaded in a fitting to close the opening. The lid and bowl do not align and the black gaskets provided do not prevent leakage when using a liquid with the media such as a half pint of white vinegar. Leakage also occurs at the threaded rod retaining the bowl and the lid. RTV sealer must be used at these locations. On the positive side, the unit operates smoothly and fairly quietly. I position mine on the garage floor but have not encountered any vibration or motion that would warrant concern. I feel I have paid more than a fair price for a tool that is not entirely satisfactory. Thank you your attention to this and hoping my comments are constructive.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as exspected I used the media that came with it and added 4lbs more of media off eBay. A corncob walnut she'll mix.also put some polish in with it.i haven't looked at instruction but someone said they put water in?i use dry.i restore vintage go karts and have lots of aluminum parts.i put in some clean parts and ran for about 10-12 hrs the longer the better.only thing I had to do was glue the gasket on the top.i am happy with it glad I got the big one.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing First unit received failed after 10 minutes of operation. Eastwood promptly replaced the defective unit with a new one. Incredibly loud. Cannot be used when people are in the Shop. It cleans parts properly, but only with very long tumble times.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of problems Tumbler showed up and was unpacked. Sat down with the instruction manual and read cover to cover. Brought bathroom scale down cellar to make sure I didn't go over 18lbs. Loaded as directed. Proper amount of water and chemical. Started tumbler and left for 4 hours. When I came back the lid had vibrated loose and the fluid had splashed out onto finished parts that were on the bench near tumbler. Put lid back on. Tightened till top of stud was level with top of nut. Started and watched as little by little the nut vibrated loose. Ended up using duct tape after tightening nut. It has worked so far to keep the top lid on. Used it this past weekend. After 4 hours of use, fluid leaking out of center bowl stud inside. It covered the base and more parts on my bench next to it. I am thinking of double nutting the inside stud the next time I use it. Now, it does an OK job but it takes plenty of time to do it's thing. The media fills voids in some parts and once in there that area does not get cleaned. Make sure you get all staining and rust off with media because the dry shine does not remove stains as claimed. It does give a luster or shine to the parts but does no cleaning. Takes a long time to clean. Media is used up fairly quick and Eastwood can't seem to keep it in stock. The media is expensive at the rate it disappears and will need to be added. The lid gasket started to fall off the cover after using the machine a few times and I ended up putting a small amount of silicone on the lip to keep the gasket to in place.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for buck I've had this tumbler for 4 years. Mine came with a 2nd basin and I use it regularly. The size is perfect for slightly larger parts and I love being able to hot-swap media with the 2nd tub. It's relatively quiet for a tumbler and the drain is a nice added feature not found on smaller units.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I bought the tumbler for tumbling crystals a couple weeks ago and I love it! Easy use and clean up!
Date published: 2016-07-21
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can you clean and polish aluminum carb body's ? I have some Datsun SU carbs that I would like to clean up will it remove any aluminum that could damage the inside fitment of the slides

Asked by: Garrett GT
If they fit inside with at least an inch and half of space around it yes, it needs room to tumble and move with the media. If you watch it with the lid off(I know you shouldn't) the items and media really move and it's that action that does the work. I wouldn't put more than one at a time in the bowl, the carbs banging together will damage each other. Hard parts won't. Good luck.
Answered by: BBQKing
Date published: 2015-11-30

One of the videos, "How To Clean Parts, Coins, Rifle Casings & Shells with Vibratory Tumblers from The Eastwood Company", at 2:11 states that the 18lb unit comes with 2 bowls. Is that correct?

Asked by: jeffreyd
Mine came with one bowl. Eastwood does list replacement / additional bowls.
Answered by: PaulB
Date published: 2015-11-22

Will it ruin the finish of the bolts if they are zinc coated?

Asked by: Chuck3
Depending on the media used and the length of time the parts are left in the tumbler it has the potential to remove thinner coatings.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-03-14

Can I run ceramic hevy cut media in this machine?

Asked by: admiralhundo
All Tumbler Media available at The Eastwood Company are tested and approved to be compatible with this Tumbler. Technically you could use ceramic heavy cut media, but the use of non approved media can damage the unit and void the warranty.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2014-11-20

What is the tube attached to the Bowl for?

Asked by: chevynut_1957
Its a drain tube for liquid.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-11-14

Hi, What is the maximum part size this can hold?  I am looking to deburr small plasma cut mild steel parts roughly 2x5x0.2 inches, will this work for me? Thanks, Max

Asked by: Mackenzie
The Eastwood 18 lb. Vibratory Tumbler will accept larger pieces up to 10” long and 3” wide however best results are achieved with numerous smaller pieces no larger than 5”. Be sure that no excessively sharp edges or corners exist which can damage the interior wall of the bowl.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2014-10-20
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Eastwood 18 lb Tumbler

Item #20153 Brand: Eastwood

Eastwood 18 lb tumbler


Make your old hardware shine like new!

  • Rugged High Speed Bearings for Long-Term Durability
  • High-Torque Motor with High Temperature Windings
  • 15” diameter, 7.5” deep bowl
  • Large Bowl Size to Achieve Maximum Tumbling Action>
  • Suitable for Parts Up To 10" Long
  • 18 lbs. Maximum Capacity Parts and Media
  • Operates on 120 VAC 15 amp ground fault circuit

Eastwood Vibratory Tumbler Kit Includes:

  • Eastwood 18lb. Heavy-Duty Vibratory Tumbler
  • (1) 15" Tumbler Bowl
  • 7 lbs. Green Light-Cut Media
  • 7 lbs. Dry Shine Polishing Media
  • Instructions

Vibratory Tumblers offer thorough, gentle cleaning - Automatically - Now you can thoroughly clean and polish small pieces and hardware without the risk of getting them "launched" by a wire wheel. Gentle vibratory tumbling action with the Green Light-Cut Media removes rust from nuts and bolts without rounding edges. Simply stop the tumbler when parts are de-rusted. A brilliant luster can then be achieved by using the Dry Shine Media. The vibratory action works more quickly than a rotating tumbler.

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About Eastwood 18 lb Tumbler

Vibratory tumblers thoroughly clean and polish small parts and hardware, leaving you free to work on other projects. Use the green media to gently remove paint; use the corncob media to lightly polish. When the parts reach the desired luster, they’re ready to be put back in service. The heavy duty vibratory tumbler system includes: 1 bowl, 7 lbs of paint removing media, 7 lbs polishing media, instructions.


15' bow.l holds 18 lbs of media and parts. Operates on 120 VAC 15 amp ground fault circuit


The only consumables/wear items in your tumbler is the media. Depending on the number of parts and severity of the corrosion will determine how long the media cuts for. Use the appropriate media for the material of the parts from our media chart.


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Assure electrical cord and plug is in safe working condition before use. Do not allow the plug to be exposed to water or moisture. Assure the bowl is securely tightened to the tumbler base before use. If tumber is to be operated for extended periods securely clamp or bolt the unit to the work bench.


One year warranty. Designed, engineered and tested to Eastwood specifications. Final product imported.


Add 7 lbs of green rust cutting media and up to ll lbs of bolts, brackets, washers etc. Large enough capacity for underhood hardware, suspensions bolts and small brackets. Rust removal will take anywhere from a few hours to a few days depending on severity. Once rust is removed, rinse parts with clean water or Pre and put back in the tumbler with 7 lbs of dry shine media.

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