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05-24-2004, 04:05 PM
I recently made the mistake of buying a do-it yourself cue-tip replacement kit. It's seems simple in theory but shaving down the cue to being bare and EVEN is near impossible without proper sanding equipment. Where do you guys, online, send your cues to, to get re-tipped professionally? I'm looking for a fair balance of quality and price.
05-24-2004, 04:48 PM
Room operators and good local players can usually come up with the names of local cue-repair people. If this doesn't work for you, you might check with one of these outfits--they all do tip work:
05-24-2004, 06:11 PM
Give Madison Bob Griffin a call @ (812) 873-7745
He does outstanding repair work on all makes and models, at a reasonable price.
05-24-2004, 07:45 PM
Best not to SEND your cue anywhere if you can help it. Ask around the experienced players in your area, and see who does good work locally. Also beware of dropping your cue off at a "billiard store" or "pool hall" where they don't actually do the work. Every time your cue gets passed around between parties the possibility of error, damage, or loss multiplies. It's best to deal face-to-face with the person actually doing the work, so he'll feel responsible for your satisfaction.
05-24-2004, 08:37 PM
Amigo; this is what you need:
29-700 - Rapid Cue Top Sander
Our Rapid Cue Top Sander will make your job easier. This high quality American-made top sander is used for finishing and cleaning the top of your cues before re-tipping. Gives a cleaner, smoother surface. It's a must for a perfect job, both in the home and commercially.
The problem with this tool is that it clamps to the shaft which results in possibly NOT sanding square to the perpendicular axis of the shaft. It will follow the taper instead.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Harold Acosta:</font><hr> Amigo; this is what you need:
29-700 - Rapid Cue Top Sander
Our Rapid Cue Top Sander will make your job easier. This high quality American-made top sander is used for finishing and cleaning the top of your cues before re-tipping. Gives a cleaner, smoother surface. It's a must for a perfect job, both in the home and commercially. <hr /></blockquote>
05-25-2004, 06:39 AM
'Lo, Troy. I have one of the Tweeten sanders, and it has the fault you describe. The tool is usable--for my purposes--but I take three extra precautions with it. First, I use finer sandpaper than the stuff that comes with the tool. Second, I wrap the first few inches of the shaft with drafting tape before installing the sander. The sander's clamp is a rough casting and will scar an unprotected shaft. Third, I do the sanding in four stages, turning the shaft about 90 degrees and reclamping it after each cut. I don't mind using the tool on my own everyday shafts, but I wouldn't want to use it on a more valuable one.
Another tool that looks like a good idea but has a bad design flaw is Porper's Little Shaver. The Little Shaver's cutting head works okay for light trimming, but the back end of the tool's barrel bears against the shaft above the ferrule and can scar the shaft badly. Beware!
05-25-2004, 12:00 PM
I've had excellent results from Mueller
05-26-2004, 12:35 PM
Get out the yellow pages, find a billiard supply store and have it proffesionally installed. Forget about all the other crap.
05-26-2004, 05:35 PM
If you don't mind spending $5- each way for shipping, you could get it repaired by some of the best in the business. Don't ever forget that in this business, a more true statement was never made than "You get what you pay for."
Unfortunately, many Billiard Supply stores know absolutely nothing about cue repair... Many know nothing about tables also... /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Troy...~~~ Gets business from two local "Billiard Supply" stores... /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote ElephantPoker:</font><hr> Get out the yellow pages, find a billiard supply store and have it proffesionally installed. Forget about all the other crap. <hr /></blockquote>
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