Combo: PRIMAFILL, 2x 5 pack DAA Primer Pickup Tubes and Primer Rack
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.