CREATE STUNNING GEMS - Transform ordinary rocks into beautifully polished gemstones with this professional rock tumbling machine from National Geographic
A COMPLETE HOBBY KIT - Includes our Pro Series Tumbler, 1lb of rough gemstones, four polishing grits, jewelry fastenings, information guide, and instructions
BUILT TO LAST - This powerhouse machine will last for years and features a 2lb leak-proof rubber barrel which makes less noise than other tumblers
PROFESSIONAL FEATURES - Includes a speed control and shutoff timer for faster tumbling times and better polishing results
RESPECTED QUALITY - This premium tumbler comes with National Geographic's 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 2 year warranty
Description: BEST IN ITS CLASS
This is the perfect rock tumbler for both beginners and advanced hobbyists! This top-of-the-line rock tumbler from National Geographic includes many unique features that will give you faster polishing times and better results. This set includes everything you need to get started, including 1lb of rough gemstones to polish for your rock collection. You can even create beautiful homemade jewelry with the fastenings included in the kit.
Contents and Features: â€¢ Automatic shutoff timer (set it, and forget it, and never over-tumble your stones again) â€¢ Speed Control (crank up the speed for faster tumbling times, or slow it down for better polishing results) â€¢ Powerful motor that will last for years! â€¢ Leak-proof high-impact barrel design with stainless steel cover â€¢ Noise reducing design â€¢ 1 lb of assorted gemstones (9 different types) and four types of grit â€¢ Jewelry fastenings so you can create your own unique jewelry â€¢ Full-color information guide and easy-to-follow instructions â€¢ 2 year manufacturer warranty
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★★★★200 real customer reviews average rating: 3.8 stars (scroll to see all)
5 Stars By Babs on 2015-10-30 Having lots of fun tumbling rocks I've been looking at buying a rock polishing set for my daughter for Christmas-she's an avid rock collector and loves everything "rocks" like her mom. I was able to receive this set for review and being since it is from National Geographic and states it comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, it was a no-brainer for me.
Here's what I like about the set: -It comes with 1 lb of unpolished rocks -The automatic shutoff time is great -Detailed instructions on how to use with an educational guide -Seems to be very durable; should last for a long time -The jewelry fastenings are an awesome bonus! -Not nearly as noisy as I thought it would be; has noise-reduced operation -Didn't leak at all
Some cons I found: -As another reviewer stated, it is difficult to understand how to close the lid on the barrel, but I followed his instructions and was able to get it on. -It does only come with enough grit for a single round so for additional use, more grit has to be purchased separately.
And the biggest con of all is that I was too excited to wait until Christmas to give this to my little girl, so she got it the day it arrived on our doorstep-not really the manufacturer's fault on that one :) She was so excited about this gift that we stayed up late and got the process started the same day it arrived. The steps to tumbling the rocks, with the 4 levels of grit that have to be used is a bit complicated for a child so I would recommend that children under 10-12 years old have an adult to help them with each step. My daughter is 7 years old and loves the set, but I am helping her through the process. I think this would be enjoyable for anyone between the ages 4 to 110; I'm enjoying it as much as my daughter is.
I rely strongly on reviews when making purchasing decisions, so I try my hardest to provide honest, solid, and detailed feedback to help others with making their own decisions.I hope that this review was helpful for you!
5 Stars By Tasha E Fox on 2016-11-15 A great company to buy from This tumbler is great. The gasket on the top of the barrel did give out after about 5 rounds of rocks, but when I contacted the seller they were really nice. They requested pictures of the break and when I provided those they shipped out an entire new barrel with some grit and more rocks included as a bonus. I am very happy with my purchase.
4 Stars By M. Rentfrow on 2016-12-10 Professional Rock Tumbler It is nice, but there is very little grit included. First time stones we polished again. It is quiet enough that we cannot hear it in the basement and it does hold quite a few good size stones. We are armatures working on perfection!
5 Stars By Rebecca Murray on 2017-08-15 Geology rocks! I always wanted a tumbler when I was a kid, and it recently dawned on me that I am a grown up now and I can purchase one! Working through lots of piles of beach rocks collected over the years. My own sons love the tumbler, we are on our first batch of rocks and opening the rocks to rinse them out always feels like Christmas. Ha! Super cool. I'll try to update with pictures when my rocks are shiny.
4 Stars By LBM202 on 2017-05-10 Fun, teaches patience, but loud-- make sure you have a good place to put it! No issues with the product really -- although it did mysteriously open up while tumbling TWICE, causing quite a mess -- but rock tumbling is definitely one of those hobbies that takes patience! It takes a long time to achieve the final result. Fortunately, my son was so excited, he was willing to wait and never got discouraged or frustrated at the length of the process. In fact, rock tumbling could be a good way to encourage hobbies that teach longer-term gratification. Be advised, too, that it's quite loud. After the first night of tumbling, we moved the tumbler from his room to the garage.
5 Stars By Mark A Hannon on 2017-04-17 Like it fine. Used it already for a couple different sets of rocks and they all came out real nice. Low noise level and easy to use with the timer and speed control.
5 Stars By BW on 2017-01-14 Works well and 12yr old loves it. My 12 year old daughter, who loves rocks, really likes it. It only comes with one pack of rocks and one set of tumbling grit, but so far has worked well. Been using it since Christmas day.
My daughter checks it every few days. She loves to see the changes.
One issue. The polishing does not give it that shine, but rather makes it really smooth. You have to go the extra step (not described) called brandishing to get a better shine.
5 Stars By Christina on 2017-04-25 A Great Hobby! This is a fun product to toy with if you're at all curious about finishing rocks and gems. It works well and is surprisingly quiet for a tumbler. It is very well made, the quality of thr metal on the base and buttons reminds me of lab equipment. Very sturdy.
5 Stars By Reader in Eugene on 2017-08-23 It's easy to use and durable The tumbler works incredibly well and the results are spectacular. It's easy to use and durable. I do my tumbling in the garage so I don't have to listen to the stones tumbling over each other, but the motor is quiet and the rubber barrel makes the tumbling quieter than some other brands. Also, the National Geographic Toys customer support people are extremely friendly and helpful. I thought I'd lost the barrel and contacted support. They were willing to help me with a replacement right away. Fortunately, I found the original barrel, but they have the best support team anywhere! I give this product and the service behind it my highest rating.
5 Stars By Matthew on 2017-05-12 Great rock tumbler! This is a great rock tumbler!I have been able to run it for a week non-stop without it, or the power adapter overheating! I also like the fact that you can program how many days you want the rock tumbler to run for, and at what speed to.