Thursday 04 March, 2021
Works great, almost flawlessly.
Double Alpha should make a primer tray that fits the internal dimensions of the DAA Primer Fill so one can invert the Primer Fill Unit into the primer tray and just flip it, problem solved. The current DAA Primer Tray (sold separately) will not fit the inside deminsions of the Primer Fill.
One you get the nack of controlling the unit, left to right and front to back when loading the primers into the primer tube, you can fill the tubes very fast. It's all practice, beats doing it by hand.
I see complaints about the primers flipping in the tray while loading a primer tube, simple fix to that problem. Just press down on the units lid with slight finger pressure and the primers will not flip over. I have noticed that the primers that flip do so while vibrating agains the large primer block piece directly opposit the small primer tube hole that you are filling. Pressing down on the cover of the DAA Primafill solves the problem.
When the primers get stuck while entering the primer tube use your case neck deburring tool to smooth it out. If the deburring wasn't the problem, do not tilt the unit so severely towards the primer tube you are filling hold it more level.
Tuesday 02 March, 2021
There are a number of things worth noting on the Primafill. First, this thing is robust! It is by no means a flimsy plastic product. It is assembled with Torx fasteners, they could have easily cut corners using pins or snap together construction. The switch is metal and the motor is powerful. The body is soft touch plastic making it easy to hold especially for my dry calloused hands. The magnetic gate for blocking the unused port is a novel idea and further shows the thought and care that went into the design of the product. In addition, it sits flat and stows easily on the bench whether in or out of the box in any orientation. This is a key factor for me, I despise an accessory that consumes excessive storage space.
Functionally it does what it is designed to do and it does it well. I hate the mundane task of filling primer tubes by hand, especially ten at once the Primafill does so in seconds even with the ‘sticky’ WSP & WSR primers.
Overall it is a great value especially when compared to the cheaper Asian made pistol grip products. I have zero regrets with spending a little more for a quality product.
Could it be better? Yes. Here are my recommendations for Primafill V2:
The soft touch surface is nice but it seems like every product I’ve owned over the years with this coating has degraded into a sticky mess. Admittedly most have been Asian made, I hope that doesn’t happen with the Primafill but consider alternatives like maybe molded in stippling similar to to that on Magpul grips. Secondly, it really needs some means of holding the cover on. How about a couple of tiny magnets in the lid? Finally, and this is a big one, do away with the washboard style of ribs and go with concentric circles like conventional primer trays. Maybe you have your reasons for doing it this way but the washboard orientation makes flipping frustrating at times. Maybe you need a combination so that the flow path works correctly, straight on the side where the full ports are and circular over the rest of the surface. Two shakes of my RCBS tray and all my primers are flipped. The Primafill takes several and can be a game a times. And one last gripe, would it break the bank to include a few 8mm tube caps with the product? I bought a bag of 100 from Amazon for less than 10USD. Not a deal breaker by any means but even two caps would have been handy to have to get started.
Finally, this being my first DAA product purchase I can say after using it and seeing what thought went into the design, I wouldn’t have any reservations about purchasing future DAA products.
Saturday 27 February, 2021
It works very well with small pistol primers (cci and s&b), it takes only a few seconds to fill a tube. Practical and reliable, I’m very satisfied
Monday 15 February, 2021
This is a great primer tube filler. I did some practice fills with it to figure out how much you need to slant the tray to get the primers to feed in the Channel and down the tube.
The videos are a good place to start. It will feed them fast if you take your time and do not let the primers make a traffic jam. Think of it like a pencil stream of water you want to run in the hole.
All I can say is that it works great once you figure out what angle you need to hold the unit.
Sunday 14 February, 2021
Got these for my primafill because the Dillon tubes weren’t working right; this tubes work perfectly and I like them being colored for identification; also bought the caps for them; would recommend!
Saturday 06 February, 2021
I have had the Franklin vibra primes, old and new style, the Dillon and have sevrral pick-up tubes. This is the easiest I have ever used.
Be sure to watch the primers as they enter the tube as rarely they will flip over. I just stop and remove the tube and turn rhe primer over then continue.
Wednesday 03 February, 2021
Great Idea! Priced Right, but a couple of design issues.
1) Goes through batteries pretty quick
2) Small Pistol primers do get a little stuck at the drop hole, You have to pop on the lid
3) Primers can 'flip' with lid closed
4) the serrated base doesn't do a very good job of flipping all primers. Should have used the Lyman round flip tray specs for your internal floor pattern design.
Finally, I wish the lid 'locked' down, a simple snug fit would help.
Sunday 10 January, 2021
The fillingprocess works good. But the primer flipping needs to be improved. (Same issue as shown in the video)
Saturday 09 January, 2021
Works surprisingly well once you get the knack of operating it. Your website video is a must to watch, excellent video. Excellent Product, great price.
Friday 08 January, 2021
Very easy to use, and user-friendly product.
Long awaited as there are lie of such products on the market
Best Regards Kjartan Huldal
Tuesday 29 December, 2020
I had to spend some time on the Dillon tubes which weren’t centered properly in the Primafills opening. Once I did that the primers flowed down the tube this was with LP primers I haven’t tried the SP primers yet.
Sunday 20 December, 2020
Works very well. Upon receiving it, I inserted a Dillon primer tube and tried it out. Had a minor issue with primers flowing smoothly into the tube, so I looked into the hole and discovered a few very tiny piece of plastic flashing. Took a small dowel and wrapped some 800 grit sandpaper around it and slicked up the internals. Works slick as a button now! Good product and would recommend to anyone.
Friday 04 December, 2020
Very good product, no need for more expensive solutions, this one works just fine.
Wednesday 02 December, 2020
Just got mine and most primers hung up and wouldn't go down the tube. I noticed the end of the primer tubes are square and that ledge would be just enough to stop the primers from sliding in easily. So, I took my chamfer tool and reamed out the ends of my primer tubes to a nice long taper. Then touched that angle up with very fine emery. Now it works PERFECTLY! I'm very surprised there's no mention of doing that. Hey Double Alpha...are you listening? By the way, there's no instructions at all with the unit. What I described would halt a lot of frustrations and returns.
Tuesday 01 December, 2020
Fonctionne bien mais il faut absolu tenir l'appariel comme sur la vidéo. Pour Augmenter les vibration garder un pied sur une table.
Tuesday 24 November, 2020
The Primafill does not work as smoothly as they show in the video. There is no way that you can successfully load 100 primers down the tube in 8-10 seconds. And forget about trying to get all primers flipped. It is nowhere near as easy as my plastic primer flipper. It consistently leaves 5-6 primers unturned. This overall process takes just as long as doing it by hand.
I would refer you to the video on the product page in which we load 10 tubes of 10 different types of primers in 11minutes. And while they are not all as smooth as others (some primers are easier to handle that others and always will be) it is WAY faster than pickup by hand.
Check out that video and the tips about how to hold the device and how to get it to feed faster with primer types that are problematic.
Saturday 21 November, 2020
This is the best primer tube filler I have used so far.
Saturday 21 November, 2020
This device works good, It works the best when you hold it on the side away from the primer tube so it vibrates the most. Yes I would recommend it to a friend
Wednesday 18 November, 2020
A bit costly after buying the needed extra primer tubes but it works well. I have noticed some brands of primers feed better than others but it's still much faster than loading tubes the old way
Wednesday 18 November, 2020
This is exactly what I have been looking for! If there is one thing that makes reloading uninteresting for me it is loading primer tubes. So much so that I bought a dozen tubes and fill them when I am not busy. I could never justify spending $300 plus on other solutions and I even tried to build one myself until it dawned on me I had more time developing a solution that I would have filling tubes for the next ten years! This is a cost effective answer, and you only need one large and one small primer tube...EVER!
This works as advertised and is very fast. When you run out of primers, it takes literally 30 secs to load a tube and continue.
If I have any criticism at all, it is that large rifle match primers sometimes jam up at the exit hole. Non-match and standard primers are fine. A gentle tap or pulling the tube out about 1/8" clears the jam. Everything else runs through like a greased pig!
I am buying a second for my son as a stocking stuffer this year.
Thanks ALPHA for identifying a need and developing a great cost effective solution.
Watch the video is is very slick.