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.
Wednesday 23 December, 2020
I purchased this auto primer filler hoping it would work better than my Dillon. At first it was very slow in filling the primer tube but Alpha gave me simple instructions to correct that and now it is working exactly as advertised. Fills the tube in less than a minute and no primers get stuck or go in upside down. Pretty amazing.
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.
Tuesday 24 November, 2020
Not impressed, but functional with silicone spray and does not fit the bench well
sorry you feel that way - but it does depend a lot on the brand of primers in use. some primers are tacky out the box, and require the silicon from time to time. others, do not at all need it.
we like the way it sits on teh desk and not elevated above it on stilts, but, tastes vary.
Wednesday 18 November, 2020
I have mixed feelings on this item. It seems to work well but it does get a little dirty after a few thousand primers and then then it needs to be cleaned or the primers will backup and not go into the primer tube.
It also leaves a small number of primers in the sorting system, a real pain to clean out if you have to change primer types.
It is all plastic and a very light. It has to sit on the edge of the table so it can get knocked of. Guess how I know that. It also breaks easily. Given the price I replaced it with the Dillon primer machine. This is cheaper but all it took was one tumble off my reloading bench and it is broken. Since it is all plastic there was no fixing it so it is a throwaway. The arm where the primers slide down cracked and it changes the feed angle.
Not sure the cheaper price was worth it. The Dillon takes up less space and is easier to use. The Dillon is more expensive.
The Primer Pro is designed to run with 300-400 primers in the bowl. For best output speeds.
If you do want to empty it completely, it’s a simple matter of lifting the bowl off and tapping it upside-down over a tray or flat box until all the primers are out. the bowl is easy off/easy on the center shaft.
I am sorry you broke the output ramp when knocking it off the table. If you email us for support, we will gladly send you a replacement part so you can repair your Primer Pro. changing the ramp is not too difficult and there is a video tutorial I can share. It is designed to stand near the edge of the table, which allows it to be shorter/lower and therefor easier to fill. When not in use it can be moved back, with the primer tube removed.
Monday 09 November, 2020
Excellent product. Allows to carry out other operations while he loads the primers
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.
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 25 October, 2020
I would like to commend Alpha Dynamics on great customer service, however the primer pro doesn’t work consistently. This machine is very finniky, works intermittently. I had to send 2 back for replacement. I love the concept, but needs improvement on the design.
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.
Monday 24 August, 2020
I was a little worried when I purchased the Primer Pro Collator. The early reviews showed problems with some of the primer brands. Luckily it looks like they have worked out all of the problems as mine has been nearly perfect. I have ran CCI and Winchester SR and SP primers through the machine and only had a few come out upside down (around 3k primers). Overall it is a much better system then anything else I have tried and the cost has disappeared from my mind as soon as I started loading with it. Only negative is the machine always leaves a couple of primers left after filling the tube. These have to be cleaned out after I finish loading. As I typically load 500 to 1k at a time, this isn't a big problem as cleaning out 4 or 5 primers after loading 500rds is minor.
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
Thursday 06 August, 2020
I bought one of these when they were first released. It came and I spent 4 hours trying to get it to feed primers. It would not do it. I tried CCI, Tulammo and Winchester. Nothing worked in it and tech support could not tell me how to get it to work. I returned it and they gave me a refund.. Now on 7 - 2020 I decided to try one again. I received it 8-6-2020. Right out of the box if fed CCI primers problem free. So I tried Tulammo which happens to be the "stickiest" primers I have and they still fed through it although really slow. I tried wiping the bowl down with pledge and ran a cotton swab moistened with pledge through the slots the primers slide into and Tulammo primers started feed as well as the CCI primers did. In another video, I saw someone tumble his primers in a box that was sprayed with silicone spray. I am not sure I want to coat my primers with silicone spray as wouldn't that defeat the friction fit in the case a bit? The plastic construction still gives it a fragile feel.