I have been using a Mini-Sonic with steel shot for years on my
rings and the occasional bracelet, it works great. And at under
$200 it is a real bargain as well.
Thank you for the suggestion. As I mentioned, I’m used to doing my
polishing by hand so I’m not familiar with hands-on merits of the
different tumbler and polisher options.
Can you offer any insights as to why you chose a sonic tumbler and
what advantages you have found in using it?
Also, if any one can recommend a reference that compares and
contrasts the various tumbler options I would be most grateful.
Rotary, vibratory, magnetic, sonic, centrifugal, flow-through,
wet/dry, ceramics vs steel vs plastic, etc … yikes! It’s a little
FWIW, my primary interest is in finishing small lots of rings,
earrings, pendants, chain too if possible. If I could swap out the
finishing tub, or whatever, and polish a handful of stones that would
be a bonus. I realize that wouldn’t be possible with some of the