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Old 05-13-2012, 06:59 AM
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Default Coils on their way out?

Dusted off an old Micky Sharpz lining machine and see the max. throw I'm getting is around 2.2mm. Still strong enough to use for a 9RL group, and not heating up significantly.
I only know how to test coils for resistance so wondering if the max. throw I'm getting is a sign that they're on their way out?
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Coils on their way out?

I think that coils can become unpredictable. the springs only have so much flexibility & no one knows the correct time to change them.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:22 AM
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Chucked a softer front spring in it and seems to be allright!

Did a smallish piece the other day and I swear the lines were beautifull, using a 3RL and 7RL.

The old story though, have to see what the healed result looks like.

Gotta be some way of testing them though don't you reckon?
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:53 PM
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Some day someone is going to write a book on the technique of testing springs for tattoo machines... I can just see it.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:05 AM
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Default Re: Coils on their way out?

There are some books on the market, maybe they can help you? I'm talking about tattoo machines and their secrets...
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