Motor that Runs Quiet… Polishes 14 Lbs of Brass… RCBS Says Mission Accomplished

Vibratory Case Polisher

If you are a reloader, there are likely two problems you encounter in your brass preparation. More specifically, when you use a dry tumbler.

  1. The motor is annoyingly loud
  2. You never can polish all the brass you need at once

RCBS may have remedied this inconvenience in their new Vibratory Case Polisher. This newest installment of a case cleaner can handle 14 Lbs of brass cartridges at once. Better yet, the motor runs quiet so it does not have to be 100 yards away in a different room.

This behemoth of a case tumbler comes in a 120 VAC (MSRP – $124.95) or a 240 VAC ($139.95) version.

Vibratory Case Polisher

Kent Sakamoto, RCBS Product Manager, delves into the simple origins of this new offering:

This is something our customers have asked for. A quiet motor powers the cleaner, and a sifting lid helps separate brass from media. Quality handloads start with quality brass, and the Vibratory Case Polisher makes a ready supply quick and easy.

With a simple wingnut to remove the top and a sifting lid built in, utility and function are central to this Vibratory Case Polisher. RCBS touts that this models vigorous and thorough cleaning action can churn through that 14 Lbs of brass in mere minutes. Many tools on the market are becoming so complex that they warrant actually reading the owner’s manual (those things do still exist). RCBS shows there is still beauty in simplicity.

The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


  • JumpIf NotZero

    That’s nice. But anyone dry tumbling less than 100 lbs of brassat atime hasn’t gotten the memo about how much better wet is.

    • Spencerhut

      Try wet tumbling in Idaho . . . during winter.

      • James I

        I know Idaho is behind the times. But no heat, really?

        Also, alcohol would probably work in place of water.

        • ColBatguano

          I tried that wice or twonce, but the solution kept mysteriously disappearing (hiccup).

          • Bill

            some thinkle peep that wet is gooder. But I shink the wet makes winner warmer and i can shhtay out in the barn lonnnnger. (hiccup)

      • Dougscamo

        LOL…that would be a sight….

      • I do all my wet tumbling in the summer, as it is too hot to shoot here.

        Stick a 5 gallon bucket of brass in a cement mixer. 2-3 buckets and I have enough brass to last me all year.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        It’s amazing, despite it being cold OUTSIDE, it never actually gets below freezing INSIDE my garage. Amazing tech, I know.

        It’s warmer at any given day in Boise than where I live, so…

    • Dougscamo

      I wet tumble all my .223 cases (started life as 5.56), .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and 9 mm that I scrounge at a local range….so nice for cleaning primer pockets….and mud….

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I will never go back to dry tumbling. It’s just stupid.

  • uisconfruzed

    For $125 I’ll look at the wet tumblers.

  • Dougscamo

    I polish rifle brass in a vibratory tumbler in my reloading shack….forgot that I was tumbling some nickel plated cases until about 36 hours later… more nickel plating…. 🙁

  • Komrad

    Burt Gumner could’ve used one of these.

    • tsubaka

      just what i was gonna say 🙂

  • jerry young

    I normally load 500 to 1000 rounds at a time and use a dry tumbler with added polish, mine takes a whole lot more than minutes, I use walnut shell media is there some other media that would speed up the time? for very small runs I have a rotary tumbler that takes a little less time and for really bad cases I use an ultrasonic cleaner first, anymore my reloading is for hobby shooting I reload about 3 to 4 times a year now since I’ve gotten older and can’t shoot as often as I use to

  • Chuck Mahon

    Straight walled pistol cartridge brass requires no tumbling – a simple cleaning in vinegar and water – occasional agitation and soak – rinse and dry.

    Dry and wet tumbling produces beautiful smooth shiny brass that looks great – but does nothing for performance

  • markrb

    Rice for a $1/bag from the Dollar store works just fine.

  • Red Dog Reloading, LLC

    I have been using a Stainless Steel Media Tumbler (Provo Utah) for over 2 years and absolutely satisfied with the results, Brass cleaned inside and out like factory new, I deprime before tumbling so the primer pockets are clean as well. I run my dirty, once fired range brass about 2 hours (compare to 12 hours walnut shells). Cleanup is a breeze, just rinse, separate stainless steel (magnetic) pin media, spread on a towel and set in the sun, or on a cookies sheet and in the oven. Running clean brass in your dies with homemade Lanolin and alcohol, produces good cases. I trim after full length resizing to just under SAAMI brass length standards.

    My recommendation, Go with wet tumbling for cleaner cases and hands, plus having the inside of your cases look like factory new