I am thinking about buying a tumbler, and would like some advice about whether folks prefer rotary or vibratory tumblers. I am mostly a hobby jeweler, (wishing I could quit my day job) and would like to use a tumbler to polish after applying patina, to bring out the highlights. Also, like the idea of some work hardening via tumbler.
Do you prefer vibratory or rotary tumblers? Any particular brand? I see some past posts recommending the Lortone rotary tumblers. Would a single barrel be sufficient, or is there a good reason to purchase a dual barrel if getting the rotary type?
Thanks in advance, everyone!