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Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by joe from IP: 70.45.67.20 on 01/04/11
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Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?



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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by tommy from IP: 76.102.188.226 on 01/05/11

The one you build yourself! You can hook up 2 nice ones for around 300.00.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Helmet from IP: 76.120.13.131 on 01/05/11
Granby, CO

It boils down to preference, but a few worth checking out are Infinite irons, Time Machine, and Eikon. I know an artist that uses Green Monsters daily and loves them. As far as building your own goes. Metals for frame under 20 bucks, hardware and coils pre-made from supplier under 50 bucks, time spent designing, cutting, filing, sanding, etc. PRICELESS, but worth it if you get it just right.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Dman from IP: 66.146.57.34 on 01/05/11
Pomona, CA

Infinite Irons or Pulse.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by legion666 from IP: 76.233.132.149 on 01/05/11
toledo ohio usa

Stay away from Time Machine---in my opinion they suck, and thtas what I have been using...


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by tatthecat from IP: 76.77.207.116 on 01/05/11
Storm Lake Ia USA

I've been using Borg machines for a while now there nice light weight and super smooth and they cost $295 also Paco Rollins machines aren't bad for the money + he's super helpful


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Lesingcj from IP: 24.113.196.46 on 01/06/11
pacnorwest

I've been using a Pulse (shader) and time machine (Liner) but as posted above, my best machine is a hand made, several hours getting just right, absolutely flawless piece of metal. Most impressed with the Pulse though...


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by tommy from IP: 76.102.188.226 on 01/06/11

Legion, you have been bitching about your crap Time Machines for months on several forums... Isn't it time to invest in some real tools of the trade? If they suck as bad as we all know they do, why have you not made the effort to upgrade?


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Big Don from IP: 173.79.59.221 on 02/01/11
S.S. MD

I agree with everyone who says build your own. But if you are not a mechanic, I would agree with the Paco Rollins Semi-Mags. They are the only machine I have ever owned that I did not do anything to except re-spring them. Bent and Welded steel Frames have there drawback, but Paco's machines are great. As a Tattoo Artist, I feel you should know your tools intimately, so I myself start with a Paulo Fernando Frame and for under $200 can build a "Bulldog" that will last for ever and outperform the $400 - $500 Supply house Bulldogs. Also. Tyler Mason, Sells Fantastic Bronze Frame, w/coil kits for $100. You get or make your Binders, A-Bar, Springs and for again $200 you have a machine that will last for life. Tyler's Castings are Premium, and his crew is Helpful. I love Brass and Bronze, so Tyler's are the best. Paulo's Castings are for Iron fans, the Best. Perfect Geometry, indestructable.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by tanto from IP: 174.3.133.88 on 02/02/11

I like tyler mason machines... and you can get them for JUST over $300! great machines i love all of mine...


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Luke from IP: 86.112.70.175 on 03/19/11
UK

I personally love the set of 3 (liner, shader and color packer) machines i got from RJC, they run super smooth all day and look beautiful.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by El Dugi from IP: 97.157.19.184 on 04/21/11
Sacramento, CA, USA

Soba or any Workhorse Irons cannot be beat. Quite stoked on them right now. Even sitting on my FK's and stigmas for now.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by chuchu from IP: 206.29.188.184 on 04/27/11
NM

By far!! Work horse iron Aaron Caine autoloader liner and sharers. $300


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Derek from IP: 69.146.243.63 on 09/25/12
Casper WY

DANO COLLINS.. Old School Irons..! They work great they look great an some are 300$. By fair the best bang for your buck... I think..


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by maclethal from IP: 24.19.70.164 on 09/26/12

workhorseirons.com has a few top notch machine kit for under $300. imo best bang for ur buck, u get a quality machine that would normally run u 300-450 for around half the price while getting to know ur machine inside and out cuz u built it. win-win


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by tattoogirl from IP: 173.209.204.235 on 07/12/13
santa ana, ca, usa

You guys need to check out up and comming machine builder Maxxpain1 on instagram. They are lightvweight and look awsome. Some of the best ive seen. Prices vary but under $300 for sure.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by loot from IP: 173.218.27.143 on 07/12/13
branson,mo,us

Jen at forwardtattoo.com custom made to your liking on all levels under 200.00 check her out!!!!!!!!!! I have 8 of them.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Wolfmanmungal from IP: 99.99.21.22 on 07/16/13
Orlando, FL

Anything from Mickey Sharpz or National. Premade or build it yourself, you should be able to get something from them that will last a lifetime. Solid, precise and real machines. No gimmicks


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by loot from IP: 173.218.37.106 on 07/16/13
branson,mo,us

The liners Jen builds hit harder than any mickey machines hands down forwardtattoo.com. I own pulse infinite,whi again forwardtattoo.com either someone is goning to listen or not!!!


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by presy from IP: 92.153.245.118 on 07/26/13
seattle

National is very good machine, more best of Foward, nothing to see. After National or Sharpz= National for me! For $150 swing gate is very good, sharpz is not better and sharpz is $300


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Von Poncho from IP: 50.70.178.155 on 07/28/13
Ont. Canada

I wouldn't rule out a Supreme either. They may seem kinda junky but they work well and can be set up for either job. I have some badass machines but I still use a supreme for most of my small needle line work. Workhorse Pilot is also under 300 and it's a great machine.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by pendulum3 from IP: 99.28.149.142 on 07/30/13

recently just got a tatsoul kronos coil machine. they just released their first ever coil machines and these machines run amazingly well. usually i stray from supply company machines but since it's tatsoul, i said hey Why not give it a shot since they always put out good shit. Holy shit, im doing single pass lines below 4 volts. NE wayz, strongly recommend it and it was a tad under 300 bux.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by bratdey from IP: 2.4.25.149 on 08/02/13
NZ

thank for info. National is very good ! tatsoul I dont no but thank for info. Brad.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by 2thecoreirons from IP: 75.34.30.55 on 08/03/13
oak forest, Illinois, USA

Check out my builds on Ebay, 2thecoreirons. Handmade for around 200 ,plus lifetime warranty.


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by harpo from IP: 92.150.250.73 on 08/05/13
detroit

sharpz!!!!!!!!!!!


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by 2thecoreiirons from IP: 75.34.30.55 on 08/06/13
Illinois, USA

www.2thecoreironstattoo.com My builds have a lifetime warranty and are all under 300 and hand built


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by 2thecoreirons from IP: 75.34.45.217 on 11/23/13
Illinois

Scratch my last reply.... new website www.2thecoreirons.net. hit me up if need to something


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Eternalinkeric from IP: 24.217.26.96 on 12/02/13
Hecker il USA

Soba pilots ! Workhorseirons

Period ... Amazing machines ! Can't go wrong ... $275


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by Chris B from IP: 27.252.15.159 on 12/02/13
Auckland, NZ

Mark Sender from Australia.
Really good machines, incredible craftmanship, and nicest guy around!


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RE:Best coil tattoo machine under $300 ?

Posted by ink slinger from IP: 23.239.34.234 on 02/05/14
toronto

eikon green monsters suck balls had 2 of them and coils over heated and caps burnt my fucking hands dont waste ur cash i had seen chinese machines run better really eikon is pure hype i hate eikon there service sucks they raise prices on springs over 150%increase just overated straight up ! best machines under 3 bills are workhorse or luxury irons both sick machines 1 usa made the other canadian made i actually like them about the same both got great machines with lifetime warranty


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