Saturday 12 June, 2021
I love this collator. It does a GREAT job that I hated doing before-- filling primer tubes!!! It's simple to use and maintain!! Watch the instructional youtube videos and get one if your time is worth anything. This will save you a LOT of time. I wish they made one for large primers and maybe they will ---- SOON!!
Wednesday 19 May, 2021
At first I hesitated because of the price point. I reminded myself of just how much I find little enjoyment in loading primer feed tubes or APS strips. With a Primal Rights CPS installed on my bench I quickly got over the sticker shock of this item. Spent the time preparing the plastic parts, setting the magnetic collars and it was off to the races. After charging a couple thousand Federal & Winchester primers I find this accessory a welcome addition to my toys.
If you have a lathe, then a minute of parting, contouring and deburring McJ Tools Pick-Up Tubes (available on Amazon) gives you an inexpensive supply of primer feed tubes for your CPS
Wednesday 19 May, 2021
I have used these for our commercial loading setup. We use rubbing alcohol to wipe off the back of Winchester primers (before removing from packaging tray) wait 20 seconds for them to dry then put them in the Primer-pro. I also use silicone spray on a q-tip then wipe the feel channel so they slid easily. We have 4 of these in use and have well over 100K primers through each of them. we will completely disassemble the collator and clean it once a month and they work without issue. Thanks from Carson Guns in Carson City NV
Thursday 25 February, 2021
By for the best primer tube loader I've used. 10000 rounds and one flipped primer. I have retired my Dillon to large primers only. It does take a little longer to load but with a set of four magnets for a total of five tubes I just stay ahead of the game. Cant wait to get one of thes for large primer when it is available.
Wednesday 10 February, 2021
I ordered the Primer-Pro with accessories just because I hate filling those darn Dillon primer tubes. A little expensive but it's like drinking good beer vs not good beer (no such thing as "bad" beer). Worth it! I don't have a lot of primers right now so I just dumped 4 boxes in the hopper and started playing around with it. Read the directions and wax as instructed. Works as indicated and since it's designed to fill primer tubes I'd have to give it "5 stars" because it fills primer tubes well. I have loaded very few rounds since I got it but have loaded maybe 20 pick-up tubes (and dumped them so I could play with the machine) and I haven't seen an upside down primer yet. Confident enough that I sold my most of old Dillon small primer tubes and applied the funds to pay for the Primer-Pro. If I had to do it again the only thing that I would have done differently was to get it sooner! Alex Ragulsky
Monday 01 February, 2021
Worked flawlessly for the first 15,000 primers or so, then the hammer went out of adjustment. Well worth the investment, but get yourself a very small set of screwdrivers so you can adjust the wire connecting the actuator to the arm. Just like every other tool it will eventually need maintenance.
Monday 25 January, 2021
So far its worked great. About 3,000 - 4,000 primer through. For gold colored primers like winchester I sprayed a cardboard box with silicone spray and shook the primers around in the box (found this on internet). For chrome primers like CCI I didn't need to do anything. I think I've had a couple jams but it has saved a tremendous amount of time from filling tubes by hand.
Thursday 07 January, 2021
I am very happy with the DAA Primer Pro Collator. I had an issue with the Winchester primers but to the tutorial helped me sort out the feeding problem. Thank you DAA another quality product.
Tuesday 05 January, 2021
Saw this on a video a couple days ago and thought, "what the heck?" Ordered it. As always, fast service from DAA! I am not a patient person so before I started fiddling with it I read (and followed) the directions, which included a suggestion to watch a video. I ended up watching 3 videos and felt comfortable. Took the system to my reloading room and without doing anything dumped 400 primers in the hopper. The system just didn't seem right. Slow. So I emptied the hopper, took the machine apart as described and waxed the friction areas and travel points with Johnson's Paste Wax--I didn't have anything else. Put it back together and ended up with a filled tube in 37 seconds! I didn't refill the hopper but continued filling tubes. The next tube was a little longer as was the third. The 4th was over 2 minutes. First tip--read the directions, watch the videos and wax the system. Second, when you are testing the system be sure to put the cotter pin in the primer tube before you hit the button or you'll enjoy the opportunity to pick up dropped primers. Negatives, the angle of the primer tube. Also no ready way to mount the system to a bench (yet). The clicking is loud but I think it serves as an alert that while I am loading the system is filling my tube. I use WSP primers and it worked. I'm an old fart and not sure that I'll live long enough to get my money's worth but glad I got it. Bottom line--I would recommend it and I would buy it again. Alex Ragulsky--Broomfield, Colorado
Tuesday 29 December, 2020
I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 only because the initial set-up of the collator took me longer than I would have liked. I did read the instructions in advance of using it, and the first attempt to load Tula primers took several minutes to complete. I followed the instructions to slightly loosen the 5 screws that hold the funnel to the plate, and found that it helped very little - and it allowed a primer to be loaded into the tube upside down.
I was disappointed in the product's operation, so began reading threads about it online. One of the things I discovered was a suggestion to clean the plastic parts that the primers would come in contact with using Pledge furniture polish. After fully disassembling the unit, cleaning the parts with Pledge and carefully reassembling the unit, I was very pleased to see primers filling the tube in about 30 seconds! To date, I have run about 700 primers through this, all with good results and no flipped primers.
I would suggest that the suggestion to clean the parts with Pledge furniture polish be added to the manual as a troubleshooting step.
Monday 28 December, 2020
At first you have to tinker a bit with it, but once it's dialed in you don't have to load primers any more! I love it.
Tuesday 22 December, 2020
First real good working solution for auto filling of the primer tubes. Even with the normally horrible running Murom primers, fills the tubes without a failure! Happy reloading!!
Gert van D***n
Monday 30 November, 2020
Works fast, until the last 5 to 50 primers that won't fit into/through the slots are the only ones left. Kept full, or with more than 200 primers in the hopper, this collator sure beats anything else I've used. And it keeps up with a hand driven 1100.
I push the correctly oriented too-tall primers over the hump with a clean zip tie. Just another clean-up chore, not a big deal.
Monday 09 November, 2020
I used this product over the last two weeks to prime 38K 9mm. You have to find the sweet spot with the number of primers and the depth adjustment of the plate. Once that was dialed in it worked well. So far I have only identified 4 primers that went in the wrong way. Pay attention to the warning lights. If it goes off dump the tube reset and start again, chances are you have an upside-down primer that made it down the ramp. I had to clean it after about 25K because it was getting gummed up but it was fast and worth the down time. The major down side is the unit is loud. The constant clicking loading up primers was actually louder then my machines running on autodrives. Overall good product and I would recommend it.
Monday 09 November, 2020
Excellent product. Allows to carry out other operations while he loads the primers
Tuesday 03 November, 2020
I purchased this shortly after I saw the review that Gavin Toobe did on his YouTube channel. I am very pleased with this primer loading device. I was surprised to see some negative reviews since this product has worked perfectly for me. It's certainly not inexpensive but it has been a quality tool that delivers as promised.
Sunday 13 September, 2020
What a a great time saver! So easy to load the hopper with primers and keep pulling the handle of my Dillon and listen to the tick tick tick sound as the primers are loaded into the tube. By the time I have loaded a few more rounds the tube is ready and I start another tube loading. Great to have loaded primer tubes at hand and the magnetic collars fix the tubes perfectly into place for loading, no guessing and no spilled primers.
Saturday 29 August, 2020
On my first attempt at using this unit i was dissapointed and was sure i would send it back for a refund. Primers would gather under the plate and lift the whole primer plate off the unit and up the drive shaft. After some investigation and after calming down over my initial dissapointment i realized what was happening. There was a large accummilation of card board dust in the primer channel at the bottom of the base unit. I used a Q-Tip saturated in One Shot case lube and cleaned out the primer channel and allowed the One Shot to completely dry. I also ran some through all of the primer channels and lightly coated the bottom of the primer plate, wiped off the excess and let it all dry. On my next attempt Federal small pistol primers filled my tube in less than a minute and i have ran over 5000 primers since without a hiccup. I also backed off of the screws under the plate a quarter turn each. I am very happy with how this works now and it will run out the last primer in the hopper without any problem what so ever. Pledge may work for this but i didn't have any so Pro Shot case lube was what i had onhand. It works also. Pro Shot dries quickly and forms and very good layer of slick, clean lubricant for the primers to travel on. I also put some on the ramp and now the primers are flying into the tube. I will purchase another and if i could give it more than 5 stars i would. Great product once you figure things out.
Sunday 09 August, 2020
The DAA Primer-Pro is legit! I hated filling primer tubes and now I never will again. Mine arrived a little too tight to spit out primers, but was simple to adjust it and get it running 100%.
I like it and I would recommend it!
Saturday 08 August, 2020
This is a great product at a reasonable price!
I have now loaded over 15,000 rounds since receiving my DAA Primer-Pro Collator. I have had only one reversed primer which might have been the result of a bad transfer to my Dillon. Have have two of the Dillion primer collators. They are noisy and very difficult to set-up. The Dillon is good at collating large primers but with small primers it is not consistent enough for my needs.
Here are the negatives, none of which I found to be a serious problem:
1) The angle of the hopper requires you to be diligent when loading to avoid spillage. Some type of a funnel would be nice.
2) The angle of the collating tube requires you to locate at the edge of a bench.
3) The last one or two primers generally do not drop into the collating tube.
All three of these negatives are the result of design compromises which, considering the accuracy of the device and its low costs, I probably would made the same concessions.
Finally, all collating tubes are not the same. I found that many of my Dillon tubes did not work with the same consistency. That's on Dillion NOT DAA