Have any of you purchased the Annealeez Annealer?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Roughwater, Jul 11, 2019.


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  1. Roughwater

    Roughwater Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am asking because I ordered one 11 days ago. Problem is I never got a ship notice. A few days ago I sent a email to them and never heard back. A couple days ago I sent a second email. Nothing.
    I found a phone number online for reloader gadgets LLC. Tried calling the number several times today at different times. No one ever picked up. So I am curious how the sale and shipping etc went if you purchased one?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 19 Badger

    19 Badger Active Member

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    I ordered one less than a year ago and it has worked flawlessly. I dont believe I recieved mine very rapidly either or with a confirmation. I will look and see if I have any contact information from them... Jay
     
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  3. mike06

    mike06 Well-Known Member

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  4. Roughwater

    Roughwater Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jay. Glad it works great. Not being able to communicate with them to get a status though concernes me a bit.
     
  5. Roughwater

    Roughwater Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate the facebook page. Tried to message them through it. Guess I'll see if I get a response but even though I have a facebook account I seldom use it.
     
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  6. mike06

    mike06 Well-Known Member

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    I think the guys name is Jeff the owner not sure.
     
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  7. skyrep

    skyrep New Member

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    i ordered mine on 6/26/2019. I did saw on their website that they had a month or two in being able to ship (backorders). i've sent emails and it did take a few days for them to respond, but they did.
     
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  8. Roughwater

    Roughwater Well-Known Member

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    Thanks much for all of your comments. I did get a message back from them today via Facebook. Here is what they told me:

    "our machine has not shipped yet.. you will receive an email with tracking info as soon as it ships.. about another week.. we're two to three weeks behind currently.. and catching up."

    I'm good with that. I'm in no great hurry. I just needed a little touchy-feely to let me know the situation with my order.
     
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  9. bob4

    bob4 Well-Known Member

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    Jeff will produce. They get busy from time to time. Mine took quite a few weeks and I'm sure yours will show up.
     
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  10. Roughwater

    Roughwater Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bob,

    I guess they have been pretty busy. I got an email earlier today from Jeff stating the following:

    "Terry,


    It should go out next week.. I will send you another email with tracking info as soon as it ships..


    Thank you,


    Jeff


    Jeff Buck"

    Owner,

    www.annealeez.com

    Reloader Gadgets, LLC
     
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  11. Zorack

    Zorack Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand is that the guy that builds these he builds per order. So I've read it can take up to a couple months to get it.
     
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  12. CAV2108

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    Yes I have one. I like it very much. I haven't lost a piece of 7.62x51, 300BLK, or 5.56 to neck cracks or shoulder issues since I began using it in Dec-2017. The propane torch head is a bit touchy and difficult to keep running so I do have to keep an eye on it during the annealing since the flame may sputter to nearly nothing or even go out without warning. . . . . The annealer itself works flawlessly. As long as I keep fiddling with that burner everything does exactly what it is supposed to, every time.
    HOWEVER, I ordered the machine about 17 months (SEVENTEEN MONTHS) before I finally received it. It apparently got shipped to an address that was about 12 miles from where I live. The street name there ended in Ct, instead of my Rd designation and not even in the same zip code. . . . Tracking by USPS said "left at mail box". Yeah, that was a trailer park and no one there seemed to remember any package being delivered. When I finally got someone at Annealeez to check it out, they told me that because the package was showing as "delivered" it was out of their hands . . . . . . About 16 months (SIXTEEN MONTHS) months later, I finally got someone's attention there again and they sent a new machine, to the correct address this time.
    The machine is very nicely finished and the brass now seems to last forever with me annealing it after every fourth firing. I usually need to flare case necks (because of the flat base or bumpy (Speer Gold Dot) supposed-to-be BT bullets that I like to use. I used to get enough neck cracks by the fourth reloading, that the original 50 round batch of brass was down to maybe 20 or 25 pieces by that time. After that I would just leave the brass laying on the ground and start a new batch. I hate processing a brass case all the way to flaring the neck and have it fail. I don't do that since I started annealing, I "might" lose one or two pieces of brass now after more than ten reloading cycles. Now, I am more likely to retire a case because of thinning walls than for neck and shoulder failures.
    Getting your hands on the annealing machine will possibly be more difficult that my own difficulties, or you may not have any difficulties at all. It is a family outfit I think, and they may all be on vacation right now. They don't charge your card until they ship though, so checking your credit card account to see if they billed your card would be an indicator of whether they shipped or not. They are hard to get hold of, for sure, but they aren't trying to rip anyone off as near as I can tell (from my own experience). When they finally managed to ship a machine to my correct address they included all their different caliber rotating wheels for free; sort of an apology I guess. Keep trying to contact them, you will get through eventually.
     
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  13. CAV2108

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    Yes. It is Jeff Buck.
     
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  14. B-LOT Banga

    B-LOT Banga Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I ordered one on Black Friday and never got a email or call for 3 months. Then one day out of the blue I get an email saying it shipped and to call anytime if I came across any problems. I called back once for setup advice and the owner answered on the second ring, answered all of my dumb questions and he even chatted with me about proper annealing. Really nice guy maybe just too busy.

    Aloha
     
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