Lyman Turbo 1200 Pro Tumbler
Good Product Fair Price
This is my first tumbler and as far as I can tell it does what it is supposed to. I was polishing brass within minutes of unpacking. Only complaint is that it does not come with any tumbling media. This needs to be purchased seperate.
May 6, 2009
Lyman 1200 Turbo
I bought mine in 1988, and it's still going strong today. I am an avid reloader and have been for many years, I own several case tumblers, and I've worn out some, that where larger, heavier duty, and more expensive than this one. Even though I usually reserve this one for fairly light duty since I often now clean quatities of brass lager than this model will hold, I do continue to use it fairly often, at least once or twice per week. I have left it running for 24hrs or more, on numerous occasions, and this little tumbler just keeps on going! Highly reccomended.
March 7, 2010
Overall, pretty decent for the price
I bought this to upgrade from my oversized, homebuilt tumbler. It works well for it's design. When tumbling my once-fired brass, I use just plain old walnut media, for the dirty range brass, I use porcelain first, then clean out the tumbler and re-run the brass with the walnut to get a nice looking piece of brass. My only real complaint is the slotted top, too much dust escapes, and when using indoors, it makes a haze in whatever room it's in. I remedied this by taking an old bedsheet and and cutting a piece large enough to lay over the top, slitting a small hole to go over the center shaft and it keeps the dust down. It is a noisy machine, but not any noiser than any other tumbler I've used. This is a great machine for the price, and it does exactly what it supposed to.
March 5, 2013
Loud and Walks
As my title suggests this unit is LOUD. IT also walks all over my bench. if you don't want this thing to move so you can let it run on a bench unattended you had better screw it down.
I had a similar unit from the same manufacturer - over 10 years old though. It is whisper quiet and stays put. There have obviously been some design changes and this latest iteration of the product doesn't live up.. I am exchanging it for the RCBS tumbler.
Props to Bass Pro for a great customer service experience though!!
March 17, 2012