|distributor for electric tumblers and polishers||kilns at paragonkilns.co.uk or making jewellery at kitiki.co.uk|
Tumblers and polishers are used to deburr, refine, matte, or gloss jewellery, glass, silver, stones, aluminium, beach glass, brass, bronze, coins, copper, fashion accessories, fingerprint keepsakes, glass, gold, gun components, jewellery, lapidary, Art Clay metal clays, PMC silver clay, metals, minerals, model parts, pebbles, rocks, shells, small treasures, and stones. And there are diverse archeological, engineering, geological, hobby, and industrial applications.
Anyone who has found shiny fragments of glass, beautifully rounded pebbles, or highly polished shells on a sandy beach, has seen how continual abrasion and impacts can shape and polish even the roughest surfaces. These beach treasures have probably been in the sea for years. Fortunately, electric tumblers are hundreds of times quicker and a lot more convenient.
Although tumblers is the popular name, they're also called rotary tumblers, lapidary tumblers, jewellery tumblers, barrelling machines, glass polishers, and stone tumblers. Cutting, faceting, and polishing stones, minerals, and gems is called lapidary.
For prices, and on-line shopping, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page. You don't have to buy a complete kit. All the parts are available separately: just mix-and-match the combination you need.
Internet retail is an unchecked arena: everything is the best, the newest, or the cheapest, and is being sold by the premier dealer. Very often, the final price is deliberately and misleadingly obscured until you have to pay.
Kit prices include comprehensive instructions, a CE-marked motor base, a plastic or rubber drum, abrasive or polishing media, UK VAT, UK mainland delivery, and continuing free support. So you can start work straight away.
Your on-line privacy is important: you won't have to create an account, register, log on, remember a password, or accept cookies. We don't harvest email addresses or personal details, and nothing is kept, re-used, or given to third parties. And no ads, follow-ups, newsletters, or promotional offers.
As a top-tier distributor for tumblers, polishers, kilns, furnaces, and ovens, we provide comprehensive advice, competent technical support, a prompt repair workshop, and free telephone time if you have to fit parts: all valuable services. If you need help now, use the mail link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page, or call .
|USING THIS RESOURCE||WHAT TO CLICK ON|
Nearly everything is one click away: use the links above and below the menu bar near the top of the page to learn more, switch resources, shop on line, or mail a question. The links will change colour just before you click.
There are very few clickable links in the text. However, there are lots of mouse-over words that generate context-sensitive pop-ups: a useful, and optional, way of explaining things. Try it here.
This is an information-rich resource and every tumbler is described in detail. Although it works on a phone, pad, and tablet, it's better on a larger screen.
|ELECTRIC TUMBLERS: PHOTOS|
To look at the pop-up photos, hold your mouse over the zoom buttons below: you don't need to click.
Starter Tumbler With One 700cc Drum.
Home Tumbler With One 510cc Drum.
Studio Tumbler With One 1100cc Drum.
Professional Tumbler With One 950cc Drum.
Professional Tumbler With Two 510cc drums.
Industrial Tumbler With One 2000cc Drum.
CR1 Tumbler Motor Base.
Engineering Tumbler With Two 1000cc Rubber Drums.
Engineering Tumbler With One 2360cc Plastic Drum.
Starter 700cc Plastic Drum.
Home 510cc Rubber Drum.
Studio 1150cc Plastic Drum.
Professional 950cc Rubber Drum.
Professional 1000cc Rubber Drum With Internal Vanes.
Industrial 2000cc Rubber Drum With Internal Vanes.
Engineering 2360cc Plastic Drum.
Kitiki Stainless-Steel Balls And Planetoids.
Kitiki Stainless-Steel Pins And Rods.
Kitiki Barrel Brite Drum Cleaner.
Kitiki Abrasive Grits.
Kitiki Zinc Oxide Polish.
Kitiki Plastic Pellets.
Kitiki Ceramic Shapes.
Kitiki Walnut Shells.
Kitiki Magnetic Polisher.
Kitiki Ultrasonic Cleaner.
|THE KITS: STARTER, HOME, STUDIO, PROFESSIONAL, INDUSTRIAL, OR ENGINEERING?|
A tumbler for jewellery, gold, and silver has a motor base unit, a revolving barrel part-filled with water, mixed stainless steel media, and a chemical cleaner. As the drum rotates, the mixed steel-shapes repeatedly fall onto the material to be polished and their collective tiny impacts gradually burnish and harden the surface.
A tumbler for glass, metals, minerals, rocks, and stones has a motor base unit, a revolving barrel part-filled with water and abrasive grit. As the drum rotates, the grit particles repeatedly fall onto the material to be polished and the collective tiny scratches gradually smooth the surface. It's normal to use three graded grits followed by a polish.
For jewellery, gold, and silver, you need a motor base, a barrel, mixed-size stainless-steel shot, and cleaner: for glass, metals, minerals, rocks, and stones, a motor base, a barrel, graded grits, polish, and plastic pellets. You need all the components to begin work, so most people buy a complete kit. The six kits described below do most things for most people.
To learn more, use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page. The links start with the smallest economy kit, the Starter, and progress to the largest kit, the robust versatile Engineering.
Each kit is available as two versions: with stainless-steel shot for working with silver, gold, and jewellery, or with grits and polish for working with glass, metals, minerals, rocks, and stones. Although both have other applications.
The Starter is a small simple tumbler kit, ideal for kids who want to polish up bits of jewellery or beach pebbles.
The Home is a small better-engineered tumbler kit, ideal for occasional home use.
The Studio is a medium-size simple tumbler kit, a larger version of the Starter kit.
The Professional is a medium-size better-engineered tumbler kit, a larger version of the Home kit. It's the most popular.
The Industrial is a large robust well-engineered tumbler kit with a larger diameter drum with internal vanes.
The Engineering is a large robust well-engineered tumbler kit with a longer drum for metal parts or glass shards.
The Starter and Studio are economy kits: they have plastic drums, not rubber, the motor bases don't have roller or wheel barrel-end-stops so the drum is kept on the rollers by the roller support brackets, and they have plain neoprene drive belts, not toothed nylon-reinforced drive belts and cogged drive wheels.
The Starter model is smaller than the Studio. It has a smaller drum with less shot or grit, so tumbling takes longer. The Starter model can only hold one small 700cc plastic drum. The Studio model can either hold one medium 1150cc plastic drum or two small 480cc plastic drums.
The Home and Professional are better engineered: they have rubber drums, not plastic, the motor bases have roller barrel-end-stops and toothed nylon-reinforced drive belts and cogged drive wheels, not plain neoprene belts.
The Home model is smaller than the Professional. It has a smaller drum with less shot or grit, so tumbling takes longer. The Home model can only hold one small 510cc rubber drum. The Professional model can either hold one medium 950cc rubber drum, one pro 1000cc rubber drum with vanes, or two small 510cc rubber drums.
If this will be your first tumbler, you should learn more about the drums, shot, cleaner, grits, and polishes before deciding: so read about the kits. Then use the links below the menu bar near the top of the page.
Unless you're on a very tight budget, I'd recommend kits with rubber barrels rather than the plastic.
Some of the tumblers used to be made by Evans and Beach. The businesses have changed ownership, the design and engineering has been improved, and Mr Evans no longer makes tumblers.
A magnetic polisher has a motor base with a removable stationary drum part-filled with water, mixed stainless-steel pins, and cleaner. A rotating magnetic field makes the pins jump randomly and the collective tiny scratches and impacts gradually polish and burnish the surface.
Generally, magnetic polishers are used for small, delicate, intricate shapes that don't need a lot of finishing: jewellery, brass, bronze, copper, gold, silver, model parts, small treasures, and low-profile fingerprint keepsakes. They hold less than rotary tumblers, but are quieter, quicker, and simpler to fill and empty.
The Kitiki Magnetic Polisher Kit 1 is ideal for Art Clay, bronze clay, copper clay, and PMC metal clays, copper, gold, jewellery, and silver. It consists of a magnetic motor base, a lift-off acrylic drum, a plastic lid, and 25gms of tiny stainless steel pins.
An ultrasonic cleaner has a fixed stationary chamber, and a removable plastic basket part-filled with water and cleaner: no shot, no grit. Electronically generated ultrasonic waves create minute bubbles which, during the low pressure part of each wave, grow until, during the high pressure part of the wave, they're compressed and implode. The energy released cleans the objects inside.
The Kitiki Ultrasonic Cleaner is ideal for cleaning jewellery and other objects, restoring their sparkle. It won't put a shine on a rough surface. However, they're inexpensive and very quick. It consists of a container base and a lift-out basket.
is a Cherry Heaven internet resource. It's a top-tier international distributor for Texas-made Paragon kilns, furnaces, ovens, accessories, and tools, and has been one of their top-selling partners from 2006 to : a pleasing outcome since the UK is only one third the area of Texas and one fortieth the area of the US.
As this is an on-line resource, there isn't a paper catalogue or a price list. However, you can mail or call a technician about kilns, power supplies, public area safety, a special project, business ideas, diagnostics, repairs, or reselling opportunities.
|CHERRY HEAVEN COPYRIGHT|