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just solder any cap from radio shack onto it and see how it performs, buy 5 different caps and try em. It should only take you an hour to test out five different caps.

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did he mention the trick bout stuffing your coils with steel wool? thats a good one...

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That was the most informative read I have digested.Bloody brilliant!

Thanks and a million kudos to Ripped. :)

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grab some electrical tape or shrink wrap to recover them, i dont think its too important that theyre not recovered.

EDIT-- must read page 2 before replying doh

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did he mention the trick bout stuffing your coils with steel wool? thats a good one...

get better results just using longer screws to fill the holes

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Nice one ripped, good info :)

Only small thing is I don't agree that every tattoo MUST have an outline and shading.

There are loads of different styles besides this traditional approach.

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Brilliant!! Very helpful stuff. Thankyou.

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i just stripped a machine i have down to clean it good and sand ect ect and i put it back together and now when i hook it up to the power the arm bar just sticks to the top of the coil like some electro magnetic force instead of vibrating what have i done wrong any help or insight would be greatly appreciated i know ive messed something probally simple and stupid up but in order to progress one has to admit his mistakes i think thank you for ur time

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Hey Lei. this is a common problem that has come up a bunch of times so its well covered on back pages.....hit the search and you will find the answer to your question and a whole load of answers to questions you hadnt got round to asking yet....the search facility is your best friend ! :)

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But but but what if your coils are heatshrinked? If I take the wrapping off to see what resistance the capacitor is, will I bollox up my machine? Can I replace the shrinkwrap with something else? I've just stripped my machine and reassembled it, but am none the wiser about my capacitor.

Correction for everyone here:

Capacitors are rated in "capacitance" in micro-farads (uF) in tattooing world (can be

lower, like pico-farads, elsewhere). They are NOT rated in "resistance".

Resistors are different components, and their "resistance" is rated in Ohms.

For more info:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitance

I know most tattooists aren't engineers, but I don't want you to embarrass yourselves with the basics!!!

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i just stripped a machine i have down to clean it good and sand ect ect and i put it back together and now when i hook it up to the power the arm bar just sticks to the top of the coil like some electro magnetic force instead of vibrating what have i done wrong any help or insight would be greatly appreciated i know ive messed something probally simple and stupid up but in order to progress one has to admit his mistakes i think thank you for ur time

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