Best Brass Tumblers for Reloading Before diving more fully into this review, I thought it was important to spend a little time discussing one of the concerns I have about virtually any review I read – who is the person writing the review. Realistically, you have no idea who this person is for the most part, but they are expecting you to trust their opinion. Maybe they are a person who is being paid by a company to promote specific products. Maybe they even work for the company.

You don’t really know, and this makes it difficult to be able to determine whether the information you are receiving is truthful and accurate. I get that.

What I want you to understand is that I work for no one associated with any of the products I am discussing in this review. I am just a gun enthusiast, who loves to hunt and compete in shooting contests, and so I have a lot of knowledge and experience with the products associated with creating my own ammunition. It’s why I started writing reviews like this, and even have a couple more on the market related to other products related to reloading. This is just something I wanted to do to share what I know.

10 Best Brass Tumblers on The Market!

PreviewBrass TumblerCategoryRatingPrice
Lyman 7631550 Cyclone Rotary Tumbler Review#1 Lyman 7631550 Cyclone Rotary Tumbler9MM
Tru-square Metal Products Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler Review#2 Tru-square Metal Products Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler.45 ACP
Chicago Pneumatics 18 Lbs. Vibratory Tumbler Bowl Review#3 Chicago Pneumatics 18 Lbs. Vibratory Tumbler Bowl.45 ACP

#3 Chicago Pneumatics 18 Lbs. Vibratory Tumbler Bowl

Chicago Pneumatics Vibratory Tumbler Bowl Review

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  • Made of durable materials that are meant to last
  • One of the top tumblers in terms of capacity
  • Can handle a variety of materials
  • Built to perform tasks quickly and efficiently, faster than most
  • This is a rather large tumbler, weighing over 26 pounds with a height of over 18 inches
  • Can be extremely loud operate
This Chicago brand was an absolutely amazing product, built to provide up to 18 pounds in capacity. The diameter is 10 ½ inches at the top but expands as it goes down to provide a larger capacity for you. That was a nice touch, as it made control of getting brass into the tumbler a lot easier.

This is an extremely durable tumbler, which has a great deal of finesse to it as well. I was surprised that I not only could use it to clean brass cartridges, but it also worked effectively on rocks, and I was able to deburr and polish my wife’s brass jewelry in the tumbler. It was pretty remarkable that way.

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It contains an 18gauge steel motor housing area, plus a polyurethene drum and lid assuring you that you were going to get a durable product. The base has rubber feet mounted that gives you a great deal of stability and you were able to set the tumbler settings for either fine, medium, or coarse. That was truly a nice touch.

If there was one thing that I found that I was a bit dissatisfied with, it was the actual height of this product. It is slightly over 18 inches, which makes storage a little more complicated. However, that was a small price to pay for such an outstanding product.

#2 Tru-square Metal Products Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler

Tru-square Metal Products Heavy Duty Rotary Tumbler Review

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  • Fantastic, durable product that can handle large capacity loads
  • Unique design ensures that you get the best quality tumbler
  • Company stands behind their product by providing a five year warranty
  • This is a professional grade tumbler that is quiet during operation
  • If you are a person who will be using this tumbler a lot, you may have to pay to get an upgrade for the motor
  • The lower flan bushings which are used to hold the drum in place will develop wear and may need to be replaced
This Rotary tumbler has a much different design then hosted the other models we have reviewed. That’s a good thing, as it is specifically built to give you a high capacity, up to 15 pounds, but comes in a hexagon barrel where the tumbler is designed to insert the entire barrel into the tumbler before beginning the process.

It is true that it is a little more work to set up the tumbler for each use, but you will be amazed at the efficiency of this product. It can handle virtually any kind of material, polishing such things as rocks, brass, copper, steel, and other kinds of metals. A removable rubber liner ensures that noise is greatly reduced, and that you can clean this as well.


A 115 V heavy duty motor is included, which is cooled by a fan to ensure that the motor does not overheat. In fact, overload protection is provided to protect the motor and keep your tumbler running for years to come.

One thing that really buoyed my confidence about this tumbler was the fact that it is used in a lot of professional situation, including in laboratories, industrial settings, even in colleges and universities. Because of its efficiency and durability, it has proven to be of reliable product that is used in some of the most extreme situations.


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