|When you make the jump from junior tumblers into the world of the likes of the Lortone 3A, rock tumbling takes on a whole new meaning. There are forums to join where experts and newbies can share ideas, and mentioning that you use a Lortone 3A will go a long way to showing people you mean business! You will no longer be in the realms of the toy – with equipment such as this, the final product has the potential to be as high in shine as anything you may have seen commercially available on ready made jewelry.
The Lortone model 3A tumbler has a single 3 pound capacity barrel allowing for a good couple of fistfulls of specimines to be tumbled in one go. It is designed for years of excellent performance and trouble free operation. The Lortone 3A is a real workhorse and will grind away for years on end if looked after correctly. Barrels are made from durable hard rubber material which reduces impact sounds during cycles and the high quality motor will last for many years.
The Lortone 3A tumbler is relatively quiet, strong in build and gives excellent results when (as with all tumblers) it is used correctly and is made in the US.
It is often said that taking a leap of faith away from the kids tumblers to something like a Lortone is a very good investment. We tend to agree with this – although if cost is a major factor, or if you are just wanting to see if the younger ones enjoy lapidary, then the cheaper models are always a viable option.