I'm wondering if I might be over working the tumblers in Hatcher's? I've heard stories from friends that they have burned out vibratory tumblers from using them day in and day out in 6 months to a year. At the same time tumbling often takes quite some time with tasks like cleaning brass easily exceeding 4 hours to get the finish you want.
I tend to start a job as I leave the DMS and let the vibratory tumbler run for a full day. But, I'm probably not gaining any effects after 10 or 12 hours. So is the extra time feels like unnecessary wear and tear on the tumbler motor.
I found some timer plugs on amazon, that would auto shut off power after 12 hours,
But, I'm a bit concerned that this solution would be clunky and ugly. which isn't good for a small committee because that tends to lead directly to things looking messy and Board members challenging the leadership or running of the committee.
So do any among us have a better solution or a way to dress this solution up? I would like to plan for 4 plugs with individual timers. I'm considering building a table that can house them. But, @frank_lima knows, the fire marshal has taken issue with built in electrical solutions in the past. I've done a bit of google searching and I can't find a count down time option with multiple timers either.
Help would be appreciated.
PS we will also be discussing this at the Hatcher's meeting tonight.