The Bishop WAND requires no maintenance except an optional lubrication every 4 to 6 weeks (if it becomes a little noisy).
We'll teach you how to lubricate your WAND in 5 quick & easy steps. This guide will work for all 3 WANDs - the SHADER, PACKER, and LINER.
If you prefer the video version, play it right below. Otherwise, keep on reading!
You only want to lubricate your WAND if it becomes a little bit noisy. Otherwise, it runs perfectly fine on a direct-drive system.
About every 150 hours of use.
A good rule of thumb is that if you tattoo regularly with this machine, you'll need to lube it once every 4–6 weeks.
In this guide, you will learn how to do this properly, so you don't void your 1 year parts and labor warranty.
Grab your grease pack and cut the tip into a triangle shape. This pyramid-like shape allows for more accuracy.
Remove the grip.
Grab a q-tip.
At its wooden end, squeeze out about a tear drop size of grease.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the machine is running at this point.
With the machine on, you will precisely place that drop of lube directly onto the drive bar.
The machine running allows the lube to circulate.
You should have a nice and quiet WAND now.
Feel free to put the grip back on now. 😁
After the third or fourth time of lubricating your WAND, what you want to do (just to make sure the lube doesn't get anywhere near the motor) is to clean the inside of the chamber.
First, unscrew the grip (again)...
Then unscrew the back plate...
Now look inside...
Gently remove any built-up excess grease inside with a q-tip.
After you're done, just screw everything back in!
Enjoy your little beautiful quiet WAND! 😁