Our Story :
I was cleaning brass with a vibratory tumbler using walnut shell media for over 15 years. The vibratory process was very slow, and did a poor job of cleaning. Other issues were the primer pockets did not come out clean, which required hand cleaning each one.
I investigated all brass cleaning methods that were on the market to determine with what I would replace my vibratory tumbler. I looked at ultra sonic and rotary wet tumbling that use stainless steel pins.
I decided on a wet tumbler (Thumbler tumbler model B) The thumbler tumbler cleaned the brass exceptionally well but the tumbler had several issues and I returned it. Here are the issues I found with the thumbler tumbler model B:
Under powered motor
Low drum capacity
Drum lid difficult to remove
Light duty bushing on drum shafts
Light duty drive belt (o-ring)
I decided to design and built my own tumbler and put a video of it on YouTube. I had many people ask to build them one. That’s when I started to design another tumbler that I could manufacture and sell. After building several proto-types and working out a few design kinks, The Lone star tumblers brand was created. The first in the series is the LT-5, Which will tumble 10 pounds of brass, and the second model the LT-5HC will tumble 20 pounds of brass. These tumblers are designed with premium components that will last for many years. I am a competitive long range shooter and felt that there was no quality product on the market that served the shooting community. My wife Leah encouraged me to build and create a better product.
Mark and Leah Roberts