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Old August 17, 2013, 09:23 AM   #1
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Thumlers Tumbler Ultra-Vibe 18

I came across a used UV-18 at a yard sale recently and paid a fraction of retail for it. It did not have the washers or wing nuts necessary to secure the bowls or lid. Otherwise it works just fine. I might add this is my first hands-on with a Thumlers, after reading much about it. Very impressed with the made in USA construction. Solid machine.

Anybody know what size and thread per inch wing nuts I'll need to secure the bowl and lid to get this machine up and running? Don't want to lug it into Lowe's if I can help it! ;-)
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Old August 17, 2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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Get a handful of hexnuts, everybody has some around the house, right? One of them will fit. Buy wingnuts to match. Far as that goes, use the hexnuts if you have enough to do ya.
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Old August 17, 2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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Thumlers Tumbler Ultra-Vibe 18

Apparently I'm not everybody. Hence the question, before I drive 20 miles and buy 10 different sizes...

ETA: sorry Airman, came across snappy. No offense, but I don't have a bunch of loose nuts and what not laying around.

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Old August 17, 2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Take it with you to the hardware store. It isn't that big, is it?
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Old August 17, 2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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The Thumler uses standard 1/4"-20 threads. Washers are standard 1/4"-20 cut washers and are trivial in cost, so buy a bunch of extras. I replaced the wing nuts on mine (I loathe wing nuts) with some tripod thumb wheels (I'm a hobbyist photographer) that tighten better and don't want to cut into my thumbs, and recommend you do the same if you have them.
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Old August 17, 2013, 11:04 PM   #6
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My advice Drill a 1/4" hole in its base and mount a toggle switch. Much easier to deal with when a Off/On switch has been installed. Simple wiring job anyone can do.
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Old August 18, 2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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Thumlers Tumbler Ultra-Vibe 18

3/8"-16 wingnuts, check. 3/8-1-1/4 washers, check. Power cord has an inline switch, check. Heavy duty rated Appliance timer, check. Mother's mag polish, check.

One hour later, 500 rounds of nice shiny .45 brass...check. :-)

Thanks, fellas!
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Old August 19, 2013, 02:20 PM   #8
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Oops! I wasn't paying close enough attention and thought you had the rotary tumbler. My bad!
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