Sonic Cleaner

How do I know if my Sonic Cleaner is working properly?

Place a piece of aluminum measuring approximately 4” x 4” in the cleaning solution, and turn the machine on for a 480-second cycle. If the Sonic Cleaner is working properly, the center of the foil should be wrinkled, and will possibly include small pinholes.

Why is there residue left in some of the cases after cleaning?

Hornady® Sonic Cleaners remove most of the carbon, but may leave behind loosened traces of carbon in the case. Simply remove the carbon with a quick wipe of a cotton swab.

When using a Sonic Cleaner, why do some cases come clean faster than others?

The Sonic Cleaner’s tub includes a centrally located transducer. Move the cases around between cycles to ensure more uniform cleaning.

Do Hornady® Sonic Cleaners need to cool completely between cycles?

Allowing your Sonic Cleaner to cool down a couple minutes between cycles will help extend the life of the machine. It can be operated, however, up to 24-minutes (3 cycles) before it’s required to cool completely.

Do you offer Sonic Cleaners in 220-volt?

We currently have three models available in 220-volt:

Can I use other cleaning solutions in the Sonic Cleaner?

Hornady only recommends using Hornady® One Shot® Cleaning Solutions.

  • Case Cleaning Solution Item No. 043355
  • Gun Cleaning Solution Item No. 043360


How long will a quart container of One ShotŪ cleaning solution last?

One Shot® cleaning solution is a concentrate that is diluted 40-to-1 with water. This ratio provides approximately 64 tank refills per bottle for the 1.2L model.