Q. Is a tumbler used for casted jewelry only? Or can hand
fabricated jewelry be used in it also? Is it better to use a
tumbler or a polishing wheel?? ... Bari
Either technique can be tumble finished. Cast pieces usually
require more cut down than fabricated pieces.
In my opinion, tumble finishing is healthier - you are not breathing
the polishing compound - and much less precious metal is removed in
mass (tumble) finishing.
Judy Hoch, G.G.