I have a small machine shop, and could have built one of these myself. After a cost analysis, I determined the Anneal-Rite System to be more cost effective. In actual practice, this exceedingly simple system is a remarkable instructional tool. Nothing is hidden, nothing is mysterious, and the results will produce correctly annealed brass at a rate that will satisfy even the gas gun folks. Put simply, the Anneal-Rite will produce the same output as more complex systems, without the larger footprints many of these systems require. Storing the Anneal-Rite requires just a little more space than a three ring binder, and set up takes less than 10 minutes, including lighting the torches. The system has nothing that can be broken and nothing requiring maintenance. Made in the USA by ingenious Americans. Pretty neat. T. Browne New York
Ordered Saturday, got my goodies yesterday and did (5) 5.56 cases as a test. Decided this wasn't above my (limited) abilities after all;-} Today I did 278, in batches of 50 this is just an arbitrary number for my use. By the last 50, I had it down to 5 minutes to anneal 50 cases. I'd recommend the Anneal-Rite system to ANYONE! It's as simple as it could be, and all you really need to do is pay attention - after all, you ARE using 2 lit torches!!! I wish I could've had this rig 30 years ago! Thanks for this, Tom. You can be sure that I'll send everyone your way that's interested in annealing;-} Now to get on with the next 10 bazillion cases;-} Take care - Mike
I got the annealer stuff a few days ago. It works EXACTLY as you showed in your video with no tricks. After a little bit of practice (no more than 5 or so rounds), I smoothly transition between cases and was doing a .308 case every 8-10 seconds. Haven't shot them but the neck tension did feel a little more consistent than before. These cases have been shot 9 times each, they were getting ready for the graveyard, hopefully this will bring them back a little, and from this point forward I can hopefully extend the life of any future cases.
I also annealed several .223 cases. I was a little nervous about doing them because of their size/ length, but with the 750 degree liquid in the neck and a little 450 degree liquid down the side, I was able to tell that I was doing it correctly and there was no indication that the head of the case reached a temperature anywhere close to the danger zone.
I have thought about annealing for several months, but was never really comfortable with the processes I saw. Consistency seamed to be unattainable because of the lack of temperature indicators and there was no way to know if you heated one side of the case neck too much. It just seemed that you could easily make case concentricity worse instead of better. With other annealers, they used the color change of the brass as an indicator, but that seemed dangerous. Bottom line, yours is consistent on all sides of the case since it uses 2 torches, it is quick to set up and tear down, stores compactly, and most of all it is idiot proof, when the Tempilaq color changes dump the case, pretty easy.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for your product. It does what it is supposed to do, easily, safely, and conveniently. You were extremely helpful during the order process, the order arrived very quickly. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and your company and if anyone asks me about annealing brass, I will definitely send them to you… Keep Up The Good Work!!!!
Continued Success and may God bless you, Randy, Fort Wayne, IN
I simply wanted to send a thank you for devising the simple and inexpensive Anneal-Rite machine I purchased from you. I just today had the opportunity to set up and anneal the first 200 cases of 300BLK brass I converted from .223 REM. Of course the conversion process itself severely work hardens the new case and this is such an easy correction to anneal the new case neck for proper tension before seating the new .308 bullets. The ease of setting up and annealing the brass was ideal. I annealed 200 pieces in about 40 minutes because I was a bit tentative at first. With practice, I'm sure I can do more in an equal amount of time, but I have that time. With the current extreme prices for brass, this Anneal-Rite machine will allow me to get the maximum usage out of precious brass. Again, thank you for devising an easy and inexpensive way to extend the life of my rifle brass. - Bill - Duncanville, Texas
I received the Anneal-Rite goodies yesterday, set things up after reading the instructions and at first placed some of the 750 degree Tempilaq inside the case neck as well as the 450 on the outside of my 270 Winchester cases. After several passes it seem to take about 3-4 seconds and all went well. Many thanks for something that works well, quickly, and doesn't break the bank doing so! - Regards, David
I've received, and used the annealing kit I recently purchased after viewing your YouTube instructional. Things went so well, and precisely as described, that I just wanted to say thanks, both for the good design of your equipment, but also, for it's ease of use. Just like you did in the video, I bought both the appropriate (750 degree) Tempilaq, and the lower temp (450 degree) Tempilaq to use to confirm my timing for your process. I followed your instructions, using your equipment, and indeed, the neck shoulder Tempilaq turned the appropriate color on queue, and the lower temp Tempilaq, painted on the lower body of test brass, did not turn from it's original color, indicating the annealing was localized to the right area of the brass. Perfect. I was worried this would be a difficult, and imprecise process, and thanks to the design of your equipment, I found it was simple and straightforward. I know I can get consistent results with your process. I love it when a plan comes together. Sincere Thanks - Jim - Grand Junction, Colorado
Thanks a lot, Tom. I have processed a couple hundred .243 and about 50 - .338 Lapua brass. The simplicity of your system is great! Now for some 22-250 brass. Thanks! - Ben
Just did couple hundred 223,s what a sweet system, thanks again. R.F.N.
The package arrived, today. You must have had it in the mail before I ordered. You are amazing sir. As is your product. - Mark - Houston, TX
Your system works great! I annealed 500 cases of .308 with no issues whatsoever. I'm chopping a bunch of brass for 300 blackout and am about to make an order for the holder. It looks like I need a #4 holder. Kevin
Have hesitated to anneal for several years. Reading up on the process, it seemed that going by the color of the brass at heating was very subjective. I never hesitated to buy your system when I read about the Tempilaq liquid. The brass handling setup is quick and easy. Many Kudos for an accurate and reasonably priced system - David - Byron, IL
Dear Sir, I have been using your system with enthusiasm and success for about one year. I recall the trepidation with which I first approached annealing, which seemed to require either expensive hardware or excessive guesswork. I can attest that your system is not expensive, and it most certainly is not cheap. It is cost effective, easy to use, and safely anneals brass even in the hands of someone new to the activity. Thank you for an excellent product. - Marco, Canada