Electric Tumblers International Distributor
Electric Tumblers International Distributor
Electric Tumblers International Distributor
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Kitiki Kimber Allen Engineering Lapidary Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones Kitiki Kimber Allen Engineering Lapidary Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones Kitiki Kimber Allen Engineering Lapidary 2360gm Plastic Drum
UK To EU Plug Adapter
Ceramic Block
Ceramic Cloth
Ceramic Shapes
Kitiki Cleaner
Ceramic-Fibre Cloth
Bullseye Kiln Paper
CR1 Professional Motor Base
CR2 Professional Motor Base
CR5 Professional Motor Base
Large Rubber Drum 2000gm Open
Digital Pyrometer
Cherry Heaven Digital Alarm-Timer
CR5 Engineering Motor Base
CR5 Engineering Motor Base And Drum
Dremel Engraver
Dremel Engraver In Use
EU Plug
Fire Extinguisher
File Set
File Set
Glare-Resistant Glasses
Abrasive Grits
Mini Motor Base
Heat-Resistant Gloves
Junior Motor Base
Cutters
Flush Cutters
Flat-Nose Pliers
Pointed-Nose Pliers
Bent-Nose Pliers
Round-Nose Pliers
Knife Set
Knife Set
Small Plastic Drum 700gm Closed
Long Plastic Drum 2360gm Closed
Medium Rubber Drum 950gm Closed
Medium Rubber Drum 950gm Open
Mini-Drill
Digital Multimeter
Magnetic Polisher
Magnetic Polisher
Magnetic Polisher
Magnetic Polisher
3M HEPA Dust Mask
Mains Tester Screwdriver
Plastic Pellets
Magnetic Polisher Pins
Magnetic Polisher Pins
Protective Safety Glasses
Potter & Brumfield Relay
Ring Guage
Small Plastic Drum 700gm Closed
Scriber
Shot: Balls And Planetoids
Shot: Pins And Rods
Soldering Iron
Paragon SC2 Shelf Kit
Small Plastic Drum 700gm Closed
Small Rubber Drum 510gm Closed
Stainless Steel Containers
Studio Motor Base
Studio Motor Base
Industrial
SilverEtch By Larissa Johnson
SilverEtch By Larissa Johnson
South-West Of England
Starter With One Drum
Mini With One Drum
Studio With One Drum
Junior With One Drum
Industrial With One Drum
Professional With Two Drums
Triblets
Ultrasonic Cleaner Kit 1
Ultrasonic Cleaner Kit 1
Ultrasonic Cleaner Kit 1
Ultrasonic Cleaner Example
Cherry Heaven USB Loudspeakers
UK Plug
Vermiculite
Medium Rubber Drum With Vanes Open
Walnut Shells
Zinc Oxide Polish

The Kitiki Engineering Lapidary Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones.

The Engineering Tumbler Kit is generally used for cleaning up, de-burring, smoothing, and polishing glass, metal parts, minerals, rocks, and stones, although it has other applicatons. It's popular for adding a gloss or matte finish to beach glass and pebbles and the long drum accepts things like cartridge cases, slate strips, cast or machined metal, and glass shards.

The kit comprises a robust versatile motor base, a long 2360cc plastic drum, and two three-grit packs, each with 400gms of 80 grit, 400gms of 220 grit, and 340gms of 400 grit, 200 gms of zinc oxide polish, and 250gm of plastic pellets to distribute the polish. One grit pack won't be enough.

Tumblers and polishers can be used to refine, matte, or gloss the surface on brass, bronze, cartridge shells, castings, coins, copper, fashion accessories, fingerprint keepsakes, glass, gold, gun components, jewellery, keys, metals, minerals, model parts, rocks, shells, silver, small treasures, and stones. And there are diverse archeological, engineering, geological, hobby, and industrial applications.


It's important to be clear about what you'll get and why:

The motor base is a luxury model, so has some enhanced features: two roller-ball drum end-stops, a toothed nylon-reinforced drive belt, and enclosed non-slip cogged drive wheels.

The kit includes a plastic drum. It rests on two rollers, one of which is turned by the motor. To keep it in place as it rotates, it's constrained by the end stops, one at each end.

Using three grades of grit is vital. With two, coarse and fine, polishing would take longer and be less effective. The grits and polish come in plastic screw-top pots: not plastic bags, and not pots that can't be closed tight once the seal has been broken.
The kit includes plastic pellets to distribute the final polish. Without these, the polish would stick to the sides of the drum or just stay in lumps. Cerium oxide is not the same as zinc oxide.
Anything described elsewhere as a getting-started pack will almost certainly only have small amounts of two grits and polish, and no pellets. So you'd need to buy an appropriate pack sooner rather than later.


For prices, use the shop link below the menu bar near the top-right of any page. Complete kit prices include a UK-EU voltage and CE-marked motor base, a rotating drum, abrasive or polishing media, comprehensive instructions, UK mainland delivery, UK VAT, and continuing free support from a top-tier international distributor. So, no other charges and you can start work straight away.

You don't have to buy a complete kit. All the components for all the kits are available separately, so you can mix-and-match the combination you need. To learn more about the separate parts, use the parts link.

THE KITIKI ENGINEERING TUMBLER KIT: PHOTOS

The Kitiki Engineering Rotary Barrelling Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones.

To look at the pop-up photos, hold your mouse over the zoom buttons below: you don't need to click.


Kitiki Kimber Allen CR5 Rotary Tumbler Engineering Tumbler Motor Base.

Kitiki Kimber Allen CR5 Rotary Tumbler Engineering Tumbler With A 2360gm Plastic Drum.

Kitiki Kimber Allen Large 2360gm Rubber Drum Engineering 2360gm Plastic Drum.

Kitiki Abrasive Grits Kitiki Abrasive Grits.

Kitiki Zinc Oxide Polish Kitiki Zinc Oxide Polish.

Kitiki Plastic Pellets Kitiki Plastic Pellets.

THE KITIKI ENGINEERING TUMBLER KIT GLASS, METALS, MINERALS, ROCKS, AND STONES

The Kitiki Engineering Tumbler Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones.

Kitiki Kimber Allen Engineering Tumbler Kit For Glass, Metals, Minerals, Rocks, And Stones Kitiki Kimber Allen Engineering Tumbler 2360gm Plastic Drum Kitiki Abrasive Grits Kitiki Zinc Oxide Polish

The kit comprises a CE Marked motor base, a 2360cc 285mm x 113mm diameter plastic drum, and two three-grit packs each with 400gms of 80 grit, 400gms of 220 grit, 340gms of 400 grit, 200 gms of zinc oxide polish, and 250gm of plastic pellets to distribute the polish. The kit uses the KA CR5 motor base.


The motor is rated at 230V-240V 60W, so can use a regular mains socket. It's fully-enclosed inside a vented steel case rather than, as with some tumblers, exposed at one end: so it's less prone to damage and damp, and takes up less space.

Including the barrel, it measures 463mm x 160mm x 160mm high, weighs about 5kg, and comes with a 1.7 metre cable ending in a UK 3-pin plug. Plastic protectors stop the tumbler marking your work-top, or slowly creeping and falling off.


The barrel revolves on two plastic rollers, one of which is turned by the motor. There are two roller-ball barrel end-stops and a nylon-reinforced toothed drive belt which can be adjusted for tension, although it's intended to be loose.

The 2360cc drum is often called a double-size or 6.0lb drum. However, as it holds 2360cc of water, about 2360gm, it's really a 5.29lb drum. So, if you see it described elsewhere as having an actual capacity of 6.0lbs, it doesn't.

As you can see in the photo, the 2360cc plastic drum uses nearly the full width of the tumbler body. However, you can replace the long drum with two medium-size drums, plastic or rubber, or three small rubber drums, or four small plastic drums.


The grits are silicon carbide: an angular, hard, sharp, material which fractures into smaller angular particles, making it an effective abrasive. Generally, 80 grit is classed as medium, 220 as fine, and 400 as very fine. They come in plastic screw-top pots: not plastic bags, and not pots that can't be closed once the seal has been broken.
The final phase for polishing glass and stones uses a very fine zinc oxide paste mixed with small plastic pellets to help distribute it and stop it sticking together in lumps.


The instructions for all the tumblers and polishers can be printed here, using the instructions link below the menu bar near the top of the page.

USING THIS TUMBLER FOR JEWELLERY, GOLD, AND SILVER
Polished Copper Beads Polished Silver Ring Polished Gold Ring Polished Belt Buckle

The Kitiki Engineering Tumbler Kit For Jewellery, Silver, Gold, Art Clay, PMC, And Metals.

If you've already bought this tumbler for glass, minerals, rocks, and stones, but now want to try jewellery, metals, and silver, you'll need 1000gms of mixed-shape, rust-resistant, stainless-steel shot and 225cc of special cleaner and corrosion inhibitor.

However, grits and polish are a bit like sandy toothpaste, and cleaning out a drum completely, storing the grit, and swapping back to shot is messy and tedious. And I wouldn't recommend using the same single drum for grits and shot as one stray grit particle in the shot will scratch your work.

You could use two barrels: one for the grits and one for shot, marked so that you don't mix them up. But, budget constraints aside, it's much better to use four drums for the three grit grades and the polish, and one drum one for the shot. It makes cleaning and storing easier, especially as the three grits look similar and the polish must be kept grit-free.


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