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Old 06-23-2018, 06:38 PM
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Default Spend Money to Clean Money?

Not me. Didnt make sense. I dont hunt clad. I didnt want to pay to clean clad.

Although I had tucked away about 10-15 lbs of clad from the 80's plus what little I found while seeking better targets.

I had this sweet little reduction gear motor for years that my Uncle gave me, turns out it was perfect for what I had in mind. 1/70th HP, 20:1 reduction. Draws .30 amp, compared to .53 amp for HF. Much better motor too, no belts.

Its a capacitor run motor and calls for a 3.75 mfd (uf) cap. I happen to have some from old ceiling fans I took apart.

A couple tent stakes, some scrap wood, coffee cans, used fuel line hose and wallah ! The cans even have lift bars built in. Harbor Freight doesn't.

Notice no pillow block bearings bearings or steel rod, just syn grease. I would buy some if I ran this a lot.

Perhaps down the road if I want to polish stones.

Cleans coins like a champ!
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:18 PM
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Nice set up you have there!

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Old 06-30-2018, 01:43 PM
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Great idea. Love it.

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Old 06-30-2018, 03:03 PM
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I wouldn't even waste my time cleaning any money. I never understood those tumblers to clean peoples finds.

Cleaning coins for one devalues them to any degree. Why clean them just to turn them into the bank?


I personally would just take them to the bank and let them destroy them out of circulation vs spending all that time and money and resources to clean coins. Rather be out detecting.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:15 PM
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I wouldn't even waste my time cleaning any money. I never understood those tumblers to clean peoples finds.

Cleaning coins for one devalues them to any degree. Why clean them just to turn them into the bank?


I personally would just take them to the bank and let them destroy them out of circulation vs spending all that time and money and resources to clean coins. Rather be out detecting.
I just received a HF tumbler for Father's Day and cleaned and took in over $100 in change, that's why

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Old 06-30-2018, 03:16 PM
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It is ingenuity like this that made America Great!
I doubt anyone under the age of 30 could figure out something like this, nice job!

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Old 06-30-2018, 04:00 PM
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That looks really good. And the price is right too.

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