I was really looking forward to this product because the alternatives from primer collators have been a royal PITA for me (including the rf100 which jams for me all the time and typically has > 1 flipped primers per hundred). I received the DAA Primer Pro unit a couple of weeks ago but didn't get around to using it until recently. I have to admit that I was disappointed when it didn't work very well out of the box. I had flipped primers, primers were getting stuck on the ramp ,etc. I was prepared to send the thing back for a refund.However,...
I went searching online and found this thread in the forum and I'm glad that I did. I can now load my primer tube without any flipped primers and without having to watch the unit.This is a huge time saver for me (even if it takes up to a few minutes to load a tube since it takes me more than a few minutes to make 100 rounds on my autodrive press). So far I have processed more than 6000 new primers (both cci and federal primers with 0 flipped primers).
My recommendation: follow the suggestions found in this thread and it will work fine.
1. make sure you have 200-400 primers in the bowl at all times
2. polish the ramp and disk channels with pledge. you will probably have to polish again after 1500 primers or so but after the second application the polish seems to last longer
3. if you want it to fill the tube faster then shim the plates as suggested (or just backing out the screws a bit might help too).
All in all, I have gone from being extremely frustrated to being a happy customer with only 15 minutes of effort.