Critical was building tattoo machines long before they started developing power supplies. The machines are precision pieces built with a hybrid frame design comprised of cast, low carbon steel side frame, pinned and vacuum furnace brazed to a billet low carbon steel base-plate. They are then CNC machined to tight tolerances and hand finished for a smooth, classy feel. Critical likes things that are refined and clean yet still feel solid and well built. Every machine is hand tuned by tattooers. One unique feature that was brought to the table with the machines is the circuit plate. The circuit plate cleans the machine up by eliminating solder lugs, heat shrink, free hanging capacitor, and 2 of the insulator washers. The result is a super clean design with a more positive seat for the front binder so that it doesn’t loosen or move around as the insulator washer starts to squish and soften. As a great deal of time is put into getting the machinese right, only a small quantity is available and often times the machines are built to order so we like to have two weeks to ship.