Tuesday 04 August, 2020
Not the most straightforward unit, lots of ways to adjust, but once you get it dialed in, it works perfectly *most* of the time. In a box of 100, I get red and black stripes in the right place and the right orientation 97 or 98 times. Always end up with 2 or 3 that end up not flipping properly, or not seating against the rim before getting striped. However, I will note that ever since getting this unit, I've gotten 100% of my brass back every match that I've shot with it.
I do wish the unit was a bit more "finished" with the motor unit permanently wired to some sort of power jack, rather than having to properly orientate two push on connectors each time. That way, I could also use a less bulky power supply instead of the one that covers other sockets on my power strip.
Either way, it sure beats marking brass by hand!
Saturday 18 April, 2020
Great machine. No detailed instructions but assembly is self explanatory. Would’ve like brush tipped sharpies better that the included fine tip, but the accuracy of the system makes up for it.
Saturday 11 January, 2020
works great makes fast work of marking brass very easy to run
Saturday 07 December, 2019
Does not quite meet the expectations i had after watching the video. It takes quite a bit of time to get it set up. Lot's of experimenting on setting the correct distance as well as coming up with something with not to much but enough weight o hold the markers in place so that they would mark well, still working on that. Great idea, hope DAA will continue to fine tune it.
Saturday 30 November, 2019
Works wells but it falls short of the quality and reliability I've come to expect from the DAA product offerings.
First it took a lot of time to tune it in to mark brass with a consistent stripe. Secondly if using a 650 XL the unit would be better served if the ejection part was 180 degrees offset since the 650 XL ejects to the right rear and brass marker is oriented to eject towards rear of machine instead of toward the front.
Overall I'd consider this to be a neutral review. Neither overly impressed or disappointed.
Monday 11 November, 2019
Pretty much mirroring the other comments - neat little tool that works but needs refinement. The unit itself could benefit from a redesign to make it less "garage-made" in appearance. Bullet orientation "flipper" is very inconsistent and hard to tune - I believe DAA knows this thus the disclaimer about bullet drop speed. Workaround is to use a single stripe, or just not care about color stripe orientation, which is they way I went. Red/Black or Black/Red it's all good to me. Also best results with Sharpie Brush Tip Markers over the standard sharpie, at least in the US - with a bullet taped to the end of the marker for weight to keep the markers from bouncing.
Overall it's a neat tool with a few quirks, but despite the setup challenges and quirks, I'm happy with the results. also, I don't know if I got a bad one but it's very clankly/raspy sounding when running compared to the one in the video.
[DAA] yes, it is important that the bullets arrive at the correct speed in order to be consistently flipped correctly. We have found it very reliable (more than 99%) when setup correctly, but it can take some experimentation in order to find the right position for the Brass Marker to receive the rounds down the chute at the correct speed for best performance. If you spend the time once to figure out the best position for your setup, you will be good to go!
Thursday 07 November, 2019
Looked neat so I gave it a try. It works well, and is pretty quick at marking brass. They do need to improve motor terminals. Would recommend to anyone that doesn’t want to mark up the back of there cases.
Sunday 29 September, 2019
Great product, helps me keep my PCC and open auto rounds from getting mixed in the event of a ammo boxes spilling.
Friday 27 September, 2019
Works as advertised. You do have to tinker with it a bit and I ended up adding. Weight to the markers and it works better ... over all saves time.
Wednesday 04 September, 2019
Needs some more development in my opinion.
Ammo is not consistent in orientation, can lock up or jam where the wheel is.
Also the cartridges not always come in "head first". The device should rotate these by itself but that does not happen all the time.
[DAA Reply]: Rotating the bullet reliably depends on setup. Positioning the machine and adjusting spring length is key. also, if longer bullets are used, the spacer on the input chute needs to be removed, and the spacer on the feed ramp turned up and out the way.
Reinier de Jong
Monday 26 August, 2019
works great. I tried 8 different markers. By far the best ones are the Sharpie Brush Tip permanent markers Don't waste you time with anything else.
Wednesday 14 August, 2019
Muy buen producto ayuda mucho en la optimización del tiempo en marcar latón.
Wednesday 07 August, 2019
Works great with 9mm and 45 acp
But very bad function with 44 rem mag revolver cartridges
Also bad when i put the directly into the machine.
For 44 rem mag unusable !
Für 44 rem mag nicht zu gebrauchen
Monday 05 August, 2019
Loaded 1.000 rounds yesterday with the Alpha brass marker and could not be more pleased. Had to set it up to work with a Star Machine and it worked perfectly. Great design and time saver for marking brass.
Monday 05 August, 2019
Works great, over 4000 rounds so far no major issues. The toughest part of setup is the input chute. To much slack and the hose will clog up, to steep an angle and they'll fly right out. It took a little time to get it right but once i did it ran fine.
George R Drummond
Monday 22 July, 2019
Easy to set up. Just follow the video. Be sure to be using fresh (new) markers when you start out. That was my only issue. After that this thing works great on 9mm. Looking forward to doing a bunch of 38SC!
Tuesday 02 July, 2019
While it does mark the brass, I have not found any way to have it consistently drop the rounds in the same and your choice of marker is limited in the US.
Saturday 22 June, 2019
Lots of tinkering to set this up for my Star press but worth the effort as it works better than expected. Another great product from DAA.
Tuesday 18 June, 2019
Great little unit, works as shown and makes it easier to locate your cases.
Monday 17 June, 2019
Awesum product makes finding ur brass lots easier well worth the money. Needs a wall mount and if chute could be mounted either side would make mounting where you want a lot easier. Another amazing product