Jean - vibratory tumblers are not really very good for steel. Get a
small rotary one, and you will save time and get great results. The
only vibratory tumblers that I’m familiar with that are rated for
steel cost about $600 and require 40 pounds of steel to be
That’s heavy and expensive!
The only little vibe that has a hope of running steel is the
Mini-sonic from Diamond Pacific. I don’t like it much for steel, but
some of my friends use it. It isn’t cheap either, but you don’t need
a heavy load of steel to make it work properly. It is fairly small.