Latest version of the Whip!
The reliability of a classic rotary action with the added bonus of an adjustable give clip.
A revolution in Tattoo Technology. The "Give Clip" enables you to adjust the needle hit, to match your speed, the skin type or the job your doing.
The new Swashdrive Whip Brushless with needle bar tensioner
There isn't such a thing as a rotary with a needle bar tensioner or an adjustable give? Sure there is! Invented by no one else than Swashdrive Australia. The new Whip Brushless with needlebar tensioner comes with a small setting screw who does the same job, than the ordinary rubber band did on your coil machine. Another great feature is the adjustable give-clip, which enables you to customize the machine exactly to your way of tattooing, first time the give can be adjusted on a rotary machine! If you want to combine the reliability of a rotary with the possibility of an adjustable give, look no further, it's a true revolution in the tattoo industry, now available with brushless motor! give-clip with 9 settings, punch of the needle can be adjusted to your way of working
- adjustable needlebar tensioner
- 2 spare o-rings for the needle bar tensioner jockey wheel included
- streamlined frame
- NEW: brushless motor, for more info see below!
- optimized tube clamp area, more even pressure prevents single-sided deformation
- custom made hard plastic box
- 67 grams / 2.25 ounces
- 12 month warranty
Important Information on the Brushless Motor:
The brushless motor powering your new machine is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.
A minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but that's the way it's designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9 watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.
Motor spool up may seem slow at first but this is part of its electronic programming to ensure a softer ramping up of motor acceleration up to the desired RPM. This is very different to a typical brushed motor which responds instantly when it's powered up.
The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation. The result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.
Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -
The positive (Red) wire must be connected to centre of the RCA plug. Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simple will not operate!
There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.
9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS
11 volts = 3000 rpm / 50 CPS
13 volts = 6000 rpm / 100 CPS
16 volts = 9000rpm / 150 CPS
Maximum RPM is 22 volts
For more detailed info see the Whip Owner's Manual.
The Swashdrive Tattoo machines have a 6 month warranty from date of purchase. To which Swashdrive Developments will repair any manufacturing fault of the machine free of charge. However disassembly of electric motor from the main machine frame, or excess voltage from single knob power supplies wrecking electric motor will invalidate warranty. Proof of date of purchase must be provided for a warranty claim.