Lyman® Turbo 1200 Pro Tumbler
Not worth it.
It was one of only a few options available when I ordered mine. I thought Lyman made decent products but I was wrong. Total garbage!!!!. I didn't even get one use out of mine before the motor stopped working. I figured it would be faster to have Lyman send me a new motor since I don't have a BP close to me. I had a bunch of brass I needed to get tumbled ASAP! I created my service ticket with lymann and in over three weeks or there has been zero responses!!!!! Its in their system too because I'm able to check on my status.. So someone isn't doing their job or they just don't care. Their automated system said something like 24 hours. Hahaha, thst jokes on me. I tired sending another email and same thing no response to it either. I haven't had much luck with their phone service either..... Abosusltey the worst reloading company experience I have every had!! I will stick with the brands that take pride in their products and make customers service a priority! I called bad pro and explained my issue since I am past the 30 day window. They are taking care of it for me so thank you Bp.
July 5, 2013
Great Tumbler for the price!!!
This is a great Tumbler for the price!!! I got it on sale + free shipping a fantastic deal; you can throw about 300 brass casing's with a good walnut corn cob mix ,,they came out very shinny in 2 to 3 hours,,i really like this tumbler,, not to noisy and works well
June 24, 2013
Cleans brass better than factory ammo
Ran a few batches of once fired brass through the Lyman Turbo 1200 and they came out cleaner than factory brass. I even ran some dirty range pick up brass through this tumbler and after just a few hours it all looked brand new again.
June 13, 2013
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