With all of the reloading I've done, next to case trimming (I solved it with the Giraud powered case trimmer) I've hated annealing cases. It was always difficult to get them annealed perfectly around the neck. Then there was me burning my fingers while trying to knock them over into the water. Then drying the cases after their bath, a real pain. It's a no fun job but something you need to do if you want consistent neck tension and your brass to last. Anyway after thirty years of doing it the old fashioned way I'm going automated.I ordered a new BC 1000 automated, carousel annealing machine that can process 1000 cases per hour. Sold by Ken Light Manufacturing, it retails for $325. It actually preheats and revolves the cases as they pass through the torches perfectly annealing them. Then as fast as you drop in another case a finished one drops out.
Now if I could just find someone to reload for me it couldn't get any easier.