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Jon_R
08-24-2010, 07:56
Does anyone have a recommendation on an electronic timer to use to shut off a brass tumbler? Sometimes I forget about it and it runs really long.

I would like to put it on a countdown type timer for 2 or 3 hours then it powers it off. All the timers I am finding are ones where you would have it turn on at a specified time each day and turn off at a specific time.

Any feedback would be welcome.

Colorado4Wheel
08-24-2010, 08:00
Just be sure to get a three prong timer, it's ussually called a Appliance Timer. You do not need a digital. Just the dial with the on off pins. Here is how to do it.

Set the off pin to Midnight. Then spin the dial to 9PM and turn the timer on. The timer will run for 3 hours and turn off and never turn on again. If you want more time then turn it on sooner (6PM). Actual time is not important. Just always have the shut off set to Midnights and rotate the dial to get the run time you actually want.

jmorris
08-24-2010, 08:01
I use a lamp timer

BHP9
08-24-2010, 08:04
Look here.

http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1263

webyourbusiness
08-24-2010, 08:11
I use this cheap timer with the mechanical dial - I have one stop-pin in it, crank it round to an hour or two, depending on the cleaning level required and flick the "on" switch...

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=outdoor+electrical+timer&hl=en&cid=11136669735732526596&ei=F9JzTNSHHZqKywWk5IFT&sa=title&ved=0CAsQ8wIwATgA#p

Home-depot had them for $7.99 when I got them I think.. but that was a while back. I grabbed a few for "spare" while I was at it - I used a few on my aquarium at the office for light timing as well... 3-pronged and cheap - they have lasted and lasted it seems...

hth

Colorado4Wheel
08-24-2010, 08:19
Thats the one I have as well. No reason to get the 2 prong that does not protect as well when the 3 prong is the right price anyway.

PCJim
08-24-2010, 09:17
Appliance/Security timer as stated. I keep both pins (on and off) in mine, set for 2 hours run time. Spin the dial until it turns on, walk away. Unlike with the single stop pin, I don't have to look at the dial to see what time the pointer is set to.

Kind of like Ron Popiel with his rotisserie - "set it and forget it."

unclebob
08-24-2010, 09:35
Look here.

http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1263

Way too much money.

El_Ron1
08-24-2010, 11:26
The CRB horror!

IndyGunFreak
08-24-2010, 11:33
http://www.amazon.com/Woods-5559206-Countdown-Digital-Timer/dp/B001DD7YSE/ref=sr_1_41?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1282670977&sr=8-41

PCJim
08-24-2010, 12:16
Or the non-digital, less expensive model.... you should get an idea of what we're referring you to.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=appliance+timer&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1060541800921861182&ei=GAt0TMTeE4G88gapsa32CA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ8wIwAA#

GLShooter
08-24-2010, 13:45
Just go down to Wally's and buy a 3 prong type timer. They are less than $10.00 and will last your lifetime.

Greg

jmorris
08-24-2010, 15:03
Quote:
Originally Posted by BHP9
Look here.

http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1263

Way too much money.


And it's digital, you don't need that unless you want it to run next Tuesday and Thursday for 1 hour each time.

I use this cheap timer with the mechanical dial - I have one stop-pin in it, crank it round to an hour or two, depending on the cleaning level required and flick the "on" switch...

http://www.google.com/products/catal...CAsQ8wIwATgA#p

Thats more like it unless your the "lots of lights" kind of guy.

buyobuyo
08-24-2010, 17:11
I picked mine up at Harbor Freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/lamp-and-appliance-timer-40148.html

dudel
08-24-2010, 17:51
Avoid the timers with on off pins (else the timer comes back on when the dial makes another round).

I got one of the times where you dial in how much time you want it to run. From a few minutes to 12 hours. Once it's off, it stays off, no matter how long you stay away. You can get them at Lowes or Home Depot.

IndyGunFreak
08-24-2010, 17:54
Avoid the timers with on off pins (else the timer comes back on when the dial makes another round).

I got one of the times where you dial in how much time you want it to run. From a few minutes to 12 hours. Once it's off, it stays off, no matter how long you stay away. You can get them at Lowes or Home Depot.

Most of those, you can pull the "On" pin... and it won't come back on. Follow C4W's instructions, leave the "Off" pin at midnight, if you want it to run 4hrs, move the timer to 8pm, and let it run. It'll shut off when it hits the "Off" pin in 4hrs.