Case annnealer

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Case annnealer

Post by strobro32 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:08 pm

It's time for me to get one. The old torch, drill and 10mm socket just isn't going fast enough for me, especially since I rotate about 3K 300BLK cases at a time,

Was thinking of making my own but I just don't have the time.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...Aj7xa0eX0/edit

Now I think I'm going to buy the Annealeez. I'm looking forward to the bulk hopper and automation.
https://annealeez.com/


Anybody have one? Recommendations?
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Re: Case annnealer

Post by BJK » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:59 pm

That's pretty slick! And it's done correctly. I can't tell you how many times I've run across "experts" on line who discuss getting cases red hot to anneal them instead of the correct "straw" color. I don't know if it's any faster then my torch and cases standing in a water bath method. But every case will be the same done that way. I like it. But my mind is open to the thoughts of others.

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Re: Case annnealer

Post by plant.one » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:45 am

have one, its one of their earlier generation machines - and it works great.

get around 4k cases on a single 1lb tank of propane.


pro tip #1 - dont lube the cases before you anneal. i had some that had been previously lubed with one shot that i went back to anneal (playing with the new toy and all that) and boy was that a stinky idea lol. i stopped after only a few cases and de-lubed them. also - smell/fumes of vaporizing case lube aside - lube on the roller wheels... well yea.. cases slip and no spinny like they're supposed to.

pro tip #2 - (they may have resolved this by now) dont over fill the hopper with 308/30-06 body diamater sized cases. if you do they can bridge over the pickup wheel's feed location from the hopper. not a crisis, just something to watch for. i beleive they've addressed the hopper feed angle though, just cant confirm that since i dont have one of the newer machines.

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Re: Case annnealer

Post by ozleux » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:19 am

Another option is the Mike's Reloading Bench annealer. It's a little more than the Annealeez, but there's nothing extra to buy. I've owned both, and Think the MRB is well worth the extra.
https://www.mikesreloadingbench.com/mrb2018_006.htm
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Re: Case annnealer

Post by plant.one » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:53 pm

ozleux wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:19 am
Another option is the Mike's Reloading Bench annealer. It's a little more than the Annealeez, but there's nothing extra to buy. I've owned both, and Think the MRB is well worth the extra.
https://www.mikesreloadingbench.com/mrb2018_006.htm
other than the torch.

its not an expensive torch, but ya still gotta buy that critical peice of equipment to operate it.

the annealeeze comes ready to use, and you only have to get additional stuff if you go outside the "standard" bottleneck cartridges its capable of servicing with the default wheels. $325 (with the large and small case wheels added on.) and you're ready to anneal almost everything except WSSM type cases.


i'm not bagging on mikes stuff - ive never run it, but just making sure we're comparing apples to apples and accurate info is shared about it.
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Re: Case annnealer

Post by strobro32 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:01 pm

I looked into mikes and it's made very well and looks great. It did need extra parts for BO, costs %50 more and is OOS.
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Re: Case annnealer

Post by ozleux » Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:28 pm

plant.one wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:53 pm
ozleux wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:19 am
Another option is the Mike's Reloading Bench annealer. It's a little more than the Annealeez, but there's nothing extra to buy. I've owned both, and Think the MRB is well worth the extra.
https://www.mikesreloadingbench.com/mrb2018_006.htm
other than the torch.

its not an expensive torch, but ya still gotta buy that critical peice of equipment to operate it.

the annealeeze comes ready to use, and you only have to get additional stuff if you go outside the "standard" bottleneck cartridges its capable of servicing with the default wheels. $325 (with the large and small case wheels added on.) and you're ready to anneal almost everything except WSSM type cases.


i'm not bagging on mikes stuff - ive never run it, but just making sure we're comparing apples to apples and accurate info is shared about it.
You are correct, you have to spend a few dollars on a torch. However, I didn't melt rollers with the MRB like I did with the Annealeez when processing
300blk and 6BR/Dasher cases. Could be I didn't have something set right. I've since moved on from flame annealing.
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Re: Case annnealer

Post by plant.one » Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:34 pm

ive run close to 15k or more cases through mine and didnt melt anything.

sounds like you had the wrong wheels on and were running the torch head way to close to them.

with the "short case" wheels for the blackout there's plenty of gap so that you dont cook them and can still properly anneal the shoulder.
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