Review: MagnaVape Pro Killer - The FIRST American made clearomizer

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  1. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well I decided to be the first to give this one a whirl. The thought of a quality American made clearomizer was very appealing to me. It just arrived in the mail today so I will give my first impressions of the new MagnaVape Pro Killer.

    Suggested MSRP is $24.95 but some retailers will be in the $19.99 range

    MagnaVape Pro Killer information page


    First packaging was very simple. A small plastic zip bag. No fancy box. No biggie. Anything that can keep the cost down. In the bag you get the clearomizer and one extra head. It has already been found that there are some issues with their in-house heads so on top on that one they also include a Kanger Universal head. The one that you can use in the PT, PT Mini, EVOD and others. They are currently working on a revision of their head. There is also no included drip tip. Another cost cutting measure I am sure. But many people use their own so it won't bother most that one is not included.


    Here is a picture of the Pro Killer fully assembled

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    Here is a picture of all parts disassembled. The base and top are sealed with o-rings. You can really crank down when assembling. No worries with breaking anything. In fact when you screwon the base it takes a little effort because it seals so well. No slop at all. This thing is built solid and feels like it could take a beating. Also you will notice there are two heads pictured. The top one is the MagnaVape in-house head and the bottom is a Kanger Universal.

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    This is the bottom of the base. Two circles are milled into to base and two small channels branch out to the edges of the base to two small holes for airflow.

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    Here is a picture of the glass tank next to a Kanger ProTank II tank. You can really tell the difference. The glass for the Pro Killer is very thick. Edges are smooth and straight allowing for a perfect seal.

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    Size comparison next to the Kanger ProTank II which has a 2.5ml capacity

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    Size comparison next to the Kumiho i-Tank which has a 2.8ml capacity

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    Ok now for my impressions:

    The MagnaVape Pro Killer is rated for approximately 5ml of liquid. This is a little exaggerated. I filled a syringe with 5ml of liquid and I filled as far as I could and there was almost 1ml of liquid left in the syringe. So I would say 4ml would be a more conservative capacity rating.

    Here is the fill area. Very easy for any type of bottle.

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    Flavor and vapor on the Pro Killer are very good. So far I have experienced no gurgling or leaking. The draw is a tad bit airy for my liking but not too much that makes it an unenjoyable vaping experience. I think with a good coil build with some cotton and the flavor and vapor would be even better.



    Conclusion:

    Could the MagnaVape Pro Killer really be considered a ProTank killer??? Depends on how you look at it. It is pretty much the same design. But in my opinion much improved. It is built really solid and feels very sturdy and durable. It assembles very snug so no chance of leaking. It has almost double the capacity of the PTII without sacrificing flavor and vapor. I have always noticed that on tanks over 3ml that flavor is muted and vapor is cooler. That is not the case here. And finally the biggest advantage. This is an American product. Designed and built right here in the USA. That means jobs for our citizens. That also means if you have a problem you have an actual company that you can reach out to.

    It is a little more expensive than a Kanger product. But I have no issues at all spending a little more for a quality product that works. Especially if it is made in America. If MagnaVape continues to put out quality and innovative products, they could easily become the IBTanked of the clearomizer world.
     
  2. p.opus

    p.opus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great review and pictures. Very informative. If I were still using BCC's, I'd definitely give it a shot....
     
  3. thebza451

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    i still can't believe people wick & coil these types of tanks... the coils are so tiny to futz with and the atomizers are so cheap to just replace, like $2 or less...
     
  4. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I always wondered the same thing. But after doing a few coils it was pretty easy. Like 5 minutes tops to build a coil and rebuild a head. And the way I build my coils I can just replace the wick instead of the whole coil. Flavor and vapor is so much better using P&C yarn than it is with the stock wick.
     
  5. thebza451

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    i might have to attempt changing the coil and wick at least once to see how it goes... i use a BCC though (AeroTank) and i think that'd probably make it double hard...

    btw what is p&c stand for? where do you get it?
     
  6. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sorry about that. P&C stands for Peaches & Creme yarn. You can get a small spool at Walmart for understanding $2. Make sure to get the white.

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  7. pufZeppelin

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    hey, great to see your review, nice job

    seen these a while back kinda forgot about them , good to see they are out !

    the MAIN THING to me is that they are AMERICAN made, with a good price finally :thumbs:

    Vape≈USA
    . :matrix:.
     
  8. MTM

    MTM Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    How do you like that Kumiho tank?
     
  9. Garemlin

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    Update:

    Just rebuilt the head with my own coil and P&C yarn with one strand of flavor wick. Tightened up the draw just enough and sent the flavor and vapor through the roof. Winner!!!!!
     
  11. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Single coils are so easy. I sat here and rewicked two coils and built and wicked another coil for a different head while drinking my morning cup of coffee.
     
  12. Crak

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    I'm gonna be the cynic. I am almost positive the parts were inadvertently purchased from Chinese manufacturers - through American merchants / companies. I'm sure whoever made this product intended on saying it's "American Made" because it's assembled in the U.S.A. Butthe pieces they probably bought wholesale from China. It makes sense to label your product as American made, you know better quality control and what not. So I'm sure this American product may be better than its Chinese counter parts but the pieces are probably of Chinese origin. The design is no doubt Chinese.

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  13. pufZeppelin

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    dude, why not try reading before making a blanket statement like that
    you couldn't be more wrong...
    :facepalm:


    © 2012 Magnavape

    "The Pro Killer is the first 100% American Made Bottom Feed Clearomizer.
    Everything including the wick is machined, cleaned with our medical grade ultrasonic cleaners and assembled in our clean room all in San Clemente, Ca.


    MagnaVape is a group of dedicated vapors here to serve other vapors. We are designing and manufacturing a range of premium vaping parts and accessories to be afforded by all.
    The root of MagnaVape was taken from a 37 plus year family aerospace business named Magnavon. Currently in it’s 3rd generation of ownership we have decided to join the front lines of this amazing and rapidly growing community. Our 10,000 square foot facility based in San Clemente, Ca. is packed with high end CNC machines ready to produce vaping precision.
    Our products are made for heavy duty performance and reliable functionality while still vaping in style. We realized that the current market is just saturated with sub par, low quality products.
    With our love for vaping we couldn’t let our fellow vapers down.
    Producing various tanks, tips and other accessories we promise a variety of affordable products for a more stylish way to live the vaping lifestyle."
     
  14. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And I was gonna post the video but I am mobile. It shows them machining the parts and cutting the glass. Couldn't be any more American made than that.

    I'd be willing to bet the Pro Killer is more American made than the Provari.

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  15. Crak

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    I understand that they SAY they do all of this. I just find it hard to believe but if there's video of their equipment actually creating these parts I guess it must be true.

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  16. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Why is it that hard to believe they are truly American made. IBtanked is never questioned about it.

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    I was unaware that any ecig companies claimed to be 100% American. What raises questions for me is that it would be so easy for them to say they're using parts made in the USA when they're actually using parts from China. No consumer would have any way to prove or disprove the origin of the parts. I don't see "made in china" or "made in U.S.A. " anywhere on my battery, or clearomizer. Their site is also kind of suspicious. I can't access "manufacturers" or "suppliers" it'll just redirect me back to the homepage. It's a bit peculiar that I can't find who makes their stuff.. Are they BBB accredited?

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  19. Garemlin

    Garemlin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Check out their Facebook page. Lots of manufacturing information.

    MagnaVape

    Also if you have any questions I am sure they will be glad to answer them for you. Shoot one of the big-wigs an e-mail


    Kevin Crump - Mastermind of Vape
    Email: kevin@magnavape.com Phone: 949-291-5100

    Heather Crump - Fashionista of Vape
    Email: heather@magnavape.com Phone: 949-466-9954

    Tommy Rounds - Vaping Relations (OC, LA, IE)
    Email: tommy@magnavape.com Phone: 949-413-1913
     
  20. Crak

    Crak Full Member

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    Will they answer me if i ask questions like :
    How many CNC machines are you operating? How many tank can they produce at capacity? Where is the glass sourced from? How often are the machines running at capacity?

    Or nah

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