How to ajust the points on a tattoo gun
be more specific, you mean contact points? that's all about armature height, spring tension, spring load, spring angle, spring slope... you want your armature bar about half a centimeter higher than the vice hole on your iron, you want your spring bent to around 20 degrees to 30 degrees depending on if your'e shading or lining. alignment springs (the one that is on the bottom of the armature bar) should usually be a 16 unless your'e using monster coils which good ol fashioned 10 wraps can do lining or shading if youre any good at tuning. dial back your contact screw so that it is not touching the contact spring when it's idle. Use 5-8v of power and press the pedal and dial it in until it touches. The machine will run, keep playing with the contact screw (screwing it inward) until the armature bar has a visible wobble optical illusion attributed to it. LIGHTLY allow the pole on the armature bar to hit your finger and if the machine speeds up instead of slowing down, you've hit the sweet spot. - Professional tattoo artist - Brian @ Foxy Tattoos, Raleigh, NC
Mar 21, 2012 |
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