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Discussion in 'Reloading Talk' started by canebreaker, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Years ago I picked up a treadmill in A-1 shape to make a wet tumbler for free. I cut the frame down to hold one cylinder. Then I looked at you tube, treadmill tumblers. Dang, I could have kept it whole and had 4 or more cylinders running at the same time.
    Well I picked up another treadmill today. Only problem is it doesn't work. The lady calls it a key, I call it a safety pin. It had a cord and a clip that goes on your clothes. If by chance you fall the pin comes out to shut the machine off. The switch is bad. Plug the unit up plug the pin in, lights come on for a couple of seconds then shuts down. I'll gather what info I can tomorrow and contact the company for free replacement parts. If not, I'll bypass the switch.
     
  2. IllinoisMatt

    IllinoisMatt Active Member

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    Im just curious what kind of tumbler? Also I have seen people on you tube make nice belt grinders out of treadmills for knife making. I thought is was cool idea because you can control the belt speed.
     

  3. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    I cut the frame down on mine. No wood like this one.
    [video=youtube;Va6m8XAmI8U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6m8XAmI8U[/video]

    Here's mine. Pictures in second post, comments in 4th post.
    https://www.msgo.com/threads/stainless-pin-tumbling.42945/

    I want to use pvc cylinders like this.
    [video=youtube;jBWaxrQH4Hg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBWaxrQH4Hg[/video]