The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 1, 2002, 11:14 AM   #1
dongun
Member
 
Join Date: May 7, 2000
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 76
Midway case tumbler

I bought the Midway brand case tumbler (#1242, I think) about 3 years ago. The motor went south on me the other day. I was hoping to replace the motor myself. I thought that Graingers might carry one. Anyone ever replace the motor on one of these?
__________________
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." - Verbal Kent (The Usual Suspects)
dongun is offline  
Old November 1, 2002, 03:09 PM   #2
ZeusOne
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 6, 2000
Location: The hills of Western MD
Posts: 237
FYI. Midway has had a recall going on the older model tumblers, possible fire hazard or something. Check their website for details. Although busted, see if yours is eligible.
ZeusOne is offline  
Old November 1, 2002, 07:27 PM   #3
rocko
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 27, 2001
Posts: 229
I'm almost certain Midway has a lifetime guarantee on these. Even if yours was not a part of the recall, they should fix/replace it at no charge.

Rocko
rocko is offline  
Old November 1, 2002, 07:44 PM   #4
Clint Tickler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 12, 1999
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 184
I think the recall was for the units that didn't have the fan. I bought mine about 5 years ago and it does have the fan. Like the other guy said though you may be able to get irt replaced anyway under warranty.
Clint Tickler is offline  
Old November 1, 2002, 09:19 PM   #5
dongun
Member
 
Join Date: May 7, 2000
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 76
Thanks. Mine was not part of the recall. It does have the fan. I'll call Midway and check on the warranty.
__________________
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." - Verbal Kent (The Usual Suspects)
dongun is offline  
Old November 1, 2002, 09:36 PM   #6
Catbird
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 17, 2001
Location: V I R G I N I A
Posts: 316
I have one of those Midway tumblers.

Fan?...what fan?

Edited to add the following:

Mine is a Midway 1292 tumbler; I removed the base and it DOES have a small fan attached to the motor.
Catbird is offline  
Old November 3, 2002, 10:15 AM   #7
Katsumi Liquer
Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2002
Posts: 91
I bought the Midway Model 1292 Tumbler earlier this year. I shoot and reload a lot, so the tumbler sees frequest use. About a month ago, the motor started slowing down and finally quit completely--even with the fan, it had overheated and seized. I sent it back to Midway and they replaced just the motor. I now run the tumbler without the base plate and the motor seems to run a lot cooler.

KL

Edit: What the hell is a "tumber"????

Last edited by Katsumi Liquer; November 5, 2002 at 05:16 PM.
Katsumi Liquer is offline  
Old November 3, 2002, 10:43 AM   #8
Catbird
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 17, 2001
Location: V I R G I N I A
Posts: 316
I'm usually a very strong supporter of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." philosophy, but after reading these posts, I'm wondering if it might buy me a few more years of troublefree service if I drill a dozen or so ventillation holes in the metal base plate. My unit has the fan, but I may also put a drop of light (sewing machine) oil on the fan shaft.
Catbird is offline  
Old November 3, 2002, 05:32 PM   #9
Mule
Member
 
Join Date: October 16, 2002
Location: Union, Missouri
Posts: 39
I glued some rubber vibration isolators on the bottom of mine to allow better air flow. No problems yet.
Mule
__________________
Shoot Safe!
Shoot Often!
Mule is offline  
Old November 4, 2002, 10:08 AM   #10
Clint Tickler
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 12, 1999
Location: Seattle Area
Posts: 184
A few of you mention base plates? My Midway tumbler doesn't have a base plate. It does have the fan though. No problems in abought five years of use.
Clint Tickler is offline  
Old November 5, 2002, 03:37 PM   #11
dongun
Member
 
Join Date: May 7, 2000
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 76
Mine is the #1292 (not 1242 as originally posted). It does not have the base plate. Midway said to send it in and they would fix it. It will have to wait though - whitetail season opens Saturday. I don't suppose they'll care if I shoot them with dirty brass.
__________________
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." - Verbal Kent (The Usual Suspects)
dongun is offline  
Old November 6, 2002, 12:30 PM   #12
Handloader
Junior Member
 
Join Date: November 6, 2002
Location: N.E. Oklahoma
Posts: 12
I have used Midway Tumblers for some time now. I have one of the large ones and several of the small tumblers. I couple of years ago the motor on my large tumbler broke and I sent it back to Midway for repair. they not only fixed it at no charge but they improved it by adding additional braces to the motor. Great People to deal with.
__________________
Load More To Shoot More Often
But most of all Shoot Safe
Handloader is offline  
Old November 10, 2002, 08:19 AM   #13
LAH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 22, 2002
Location: In The Hardwoods
Posts: 863
Send it in. They'll fix it. I've used mine for 3 years now with no problems. I bought it for hobby use and shortly there after started a fired brass business as a side line. Figured I run the thing till it quit and right at a ton of brass later the 1292 is still going. In fact it run 24 hours a day for the last 3 days, stopping only to refill. Not sure about the rest but this one is great.
LAH is offline  
Old November 10, 2002, 11:57 AM   #14
Greg Mueller
Junior Member
 
Join Date: November 9, 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 13
Where's a good place to buy one? Do they sell direct, or is it cheaper to get it from a dealer?
Greg Mueller is offline  
Old November 10, 2002, 01:32 PM   #15
LAH
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 22, 2002
Location: In The Hardwoods
Posts: 863
www.midwayusa.com
1-800-243-3220
If you go this route get the Case Tumbler/Rotary Sifter Ultimate Pack. The Rotarty Sifter makes removing the media fast and easy. Use rice to clean as it's cheap and corn cob to polish.
LAH is offline  
Old November 11, 2002, 12:12 AM   #16
Target Shooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 19, 2000
Posts: 176
I have one of the old Midway tumblers that has the orange bowl. It's a Model 1288 that I purchased new in 1988. I've tumbled brass in this thing for the past 14 years. It started making more noise about 7 or 8 years ago and I put some silicone around the corrugated metal sleeve that surrounds the bearing. Quite ever since.
I couldn't tell you how many hours this motor has on it but it's got to be thousands. It's tumbled lots of brass and will continue to.

TS
Target Shooter is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10386 seconds with 7 queries