A couple of years ago I was using a Harbor Freight (Chicago Electric) lapidary drum to clean the brass that I was using. While I have absolutely zero complaints from that machine (I had the dual drum), I was finding that my ability to process quantities of brass lacked.... and lacked. Fast forward to three years later. Finally I made the move towards a larger tumbler. When I got this mammoth of a box home and opened it, surprisingly it was just like the above image! No way!!! The real test was in the capacity since I knew already that using stainless media was a winner for cleaning brass. I've heard how amazing vibratatory tumblers work, how great ultrasonic cleaners work... no thanks. More pins for me. The Frankford Tumbler comes with 5 pounds of stainless media. Yes, that's 5 pounds. Additional batches of 5 pounds can be purchased on the shelf of most sports stores under the Frankford Arsenal brand ($50) or by going to Stainless Steel Reloading Supplies | Tumblers, Separators, Media, Brass & More! (http://www.stainlesstumblingmedia.com/) and ordering there. Reasons why I went the Frankford Arsenal route: Capacity, they advertise 1,000 .223 cases Came with media, meaning I could sell my old tumbler with the media and not need to buy more Timer, cannot count the times I forgot about my brass and left it tumbling longer than I wanted to Here are some before and after: Before: After: Granted this was a 1 hour tumble and I didn't have enough soap in there. Some .308 brass after a 90 minute tumble: Zero enhancements were made to the images. Photos taken with an iPhone 6s. I could show that all primer pockets after the 90 minute run were completely clean, flash holes were clean and brass cycles well through sizing dies (in the handgun cases). I use this: I found that using Dawn or a "strip it all" detergent would leave spots on the brass and that was not acceptable (even for aesthetics). Also using a detergent with no wax would allow your fingerprints to leave oxidize marks from any oils you have on your hands (yes even sweat) and tarnish the brass. Using the above with the wax has allowed me to keep brass clean and especially when doing large amounts of pistol brass, running the lightly waxed cases up into a sizing die is butter smooth. Since purchasing the tumbler I have added a brass dryer (temp controlled food dehydrator) by Frankford Arsenal. It was time for me to stop using an old baking pan that was ruined and the house oven. It was just time to quit that tomfoolery. Have not used the brass dryer yet... will post up review afterwards. I have received zero compensation for this review.