This heavy-duty rock tumbler does much more than ordinary rock polishers- it actually changes rough stones into beautiful high-luster semi precious gemstones (note: takes approximately 30 days to achieve). You can even make jewelry and key chains with the settings included in this set.
This set includes a tumbling machine with heavy-duty motor, rough semi-precious stones (including amethyst, jasper, agate and others), grit, polish, jewelry settings, glue and instruction manual.
For ages 10 and up.
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- Age Range:
- 10 - 11 Years
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I bought the same Rock Tumbler for my son when he was younger. Now, my niece has shown an interest in geology & rocks, so I found the same reliable tumbler. It is easy to use, all needed materials are included - even the rocks, and it even teaches patience! This is definitely not an instant reward item. It takes several weeks to grind and polish the rocks before they change into beautiful shiny specimens!
This is a really cool toy, works much better than the ones when I was a kid! BN was quick with shipping and has excellent customer service. I love this store.
This product was substandard for 45.00. The drive motor could not power to turn the enclosed rocks within the container. In fact the product indicates to engage motor, "tire with your finger." To frustrate one further you need to have the polisher actually polish for 48 hours. This is impossible if you have to watch and restart the motor every minute with your finger. Perhaps I received a faulty motor. I plan to return mine tomorrow and desire the customer service to be better than the comments that I read when desiring to post my feedback. Caveat Emptor.
Do NOT buy anything from Barnes & Noble. They are going out of business and do NOT provide any customer service. If you do not believe me, google poor customer service Barnes & Noble.
If you order this item from B&N, please do not plan on received it since they will not send it to you. I was told it would ship 24 hrs after I ordered it and it still has not shipped. Every time I call B&N, they lie to me and tell me it is going to ship and this is nearly a week later. B&N is going out of business and it is GOOD since they have VERY POOR service.