Dragonhawk Raven Rotary Tattoo Machine Soft Hard Hit Adjuster Machine Custom Coreless Motor Review

Patrick Belk
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Today we'll be reviewing the Dragonhawk Raven Rotary Tattoo Machine Soft Hard Hit Adjuster Machine Custom Coreless Motor.

Read our full review below to learn if this is just the right thing for you.

Our rating: 5 / 10


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  • Heavy duty and durable; it’s powered by a 0.8HP 230v Westinghouse Motor
  • Weighted for superior control and stability
  • It’s quiet too
  • It has a long life
  • Comfortable, functional grip
  • Versatile
  • Provides an excellent value for money


  • The machine comes only with the motor and tattoo grips
  • If you use it with a foot pedal you’ll have to purchase the attachment separately

If you're looking for a tattoo machine that can handle everything on your tattoo list, I would highly recommend this tattoo machine. The hit adjuster easily adjusts the machine from a soft to a hard hit by simply turning the knob. This means that you won't have to make an adjustment to your tattoo machine after every use.

The rotary tattoo machine is lightweight and easy to carry around, weighing only 88 grams. It is by far one of the best tattoo machines to travel with because of its light weight and small size. The machine is also easy to control with a knob that can be set into a soft or hard hit. This gives you total control over the amount of ink dispensed. I have to mention this machine's high-speed motor, which is equipped with one-touch technology and spring boost. I know that some people don't like tattoo machines that use a spring boost because they tend to be too loud. The spring boost on this tattoo machine isn't much louder than a standard tattoo machine.

The Raven rotary tattoo machine is made of high-quality components, such as injection-moulded ABS and premium alloys. It is designed to operate over a variable voltage range that ranges from anywhere between 10 to 12 volts. This is a good thing if you're able to get low voltage these days.

If this tattoo machine is too much for your budget, the Dragonhawk Raven Coreless Tattoo Machine is identical in appearance. The major difference is that the coreless motor uses less strain and power, allowing for extended life and the ability to run on lower voltage, making it a great choice for low-voltage tattoo machines.

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