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    Administrator/The Site Owner The Sheriff Alie K's Avatar
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    Rotary Works Machine Review

    K, so I wanted to try a few more tattoos using this machine before I wrote about it, but I just can't wait any longer - I really like this machine!

    I acquired a Rotary Works tattoo machine just after Christmas. WOW! Talk about awesome! I got the brass one.

    It arrived safe and sound in a sturdy plastic box.

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    The first thing I noticed was the weight. It really felt nice and solid. Since I was home from work the day it arrived, I had to wait until I could try it out. BOOO!

    I finally got to plug it in the next day. I was told that it ran between 2 and 5 volts. Plugged it in and yes - even at 3 volts, it was moving pretty fast.

    So far, I've done black and grey with it:



    Used some 25 mags to do the elephant - no problem at all.

    I also used it for coloring:



    Used mainly an 11 mag for this one. Again, so easy to work with. For both pieces, I found that 2.5 - 2.8volts seemed to be my sweet spot (I recently purchased an eikon400 supply, so going up or down in very small increments is really easy).

    I haven't had a chance to try it out for lining, but I feel that will be a no-brainer as well. All in all, I'm so happy with this machine. Dale makes a great product. I am considering buying another when business picks up again in the summer!
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    on That note maybe i will keep mine! Broke it in for half an hour but have not used it yet.It does have a bit of weight but is very balanced.I am sure this extra weight will help with big mags as i notice to light of a machine-more work on the old hands!

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    Nice review Alie, I have a brass Rotary Works also and will be getting one of Dales limited edition ones to add to my collection later in the year.
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    wow many thanks for all your comments its good to hear feedback i,m glade you like them many thanks dale

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    Gr8 review Alie, my sentiments are exact! i got the mixed metal rotary works , and I'm really in love with it. Dale's machine runs so smooth and consistent at very low volts. i was using a 11 round mag with impressive results too. i even did outlining using a 7RL with no problems at all. i was so skeptical as to line with with a rotary at first! but with this machine, it just goes like like butter and does not pick in the skin nor gets stuck in it while doing lining. its just one pass. thank goodness for the weight and pricing!

    On a side note : the machine legs for the clipcord its kinda weak when using high tension clipcord. i even change to the softer spring clipcord when using this machine. Overall , i will still get more rotary works to add to my current lineup! good machine nevertheless

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    I used it to line with today - nice and easy!

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    Great to hear! Can't wait to get mine now even more!

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    Alie, what volts were u lining with? I love my rotary works!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenstyle View Post
    Alie, what volts were u lining with? I love my rotary works!!
    2.6 volts works wonders with a 7rl for me.
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    I used 3 volts.

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