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Eastwood 18 lb Tumbler is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9.
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 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 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
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I want to polish the heads on stainless bolts, or at least get them mostly polished to do a quick final on a buffing wheel. I bought the tumbler and ran it on about 4 #'s of bolts using dry shine media. Not much difference after 24 hours. What can I try?

Asked by: CMW Trucks
If you need heavier rust/ paint removal- you would want to use the Brown pyramid media. You can also add in a little bit of water to increase your cutting action more. The dri- shine polishing media is the only polishing option we currently offer for our tumblers. It will polish the material, but it takes a decent amount of time to achieve.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2017-09-19

I want to use one of these tumblers to remove sharp edges from machined aluminum parts. And reduce stress risers. Do you think this will do the job? All parts will be debured before putting parts in the tumbler. 

Asked by: MPH Racing
We have never tested our medias to actually deburr parts. Our medias are designed to remove and clean rusted parts.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2017-07-10

Can liquid carburetor soak cleaner be used to clean carburetors? will it damage the bowl? Can a second bowl be purchased?

Asked by: Impala1959
We do not recommend aggressive solvent cleaners in our Tumblers. Replacement bowls are certainly available.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-08-29

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: 2016-01-26

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
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Eastwood 18 lb Tumbler

Item #20153 Brand: Eastwood

Eastwood 18 lb tumbler

In stock

Only $179.99

Sale $165.97



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

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.

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.

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


• 120V AC / 60 Hz, 1.1 AMP
• 18 lb. Maximum bowl capacity, wet or dry


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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.


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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