A rickety and uneven billiard table can be repaired

Due to its robust construction, a pool table is well protected against damage to the substructure, the frame and the gangs. To repair are usually the felt, the holes in the pool or billiards table, screwed connections or the joints between individual game boards. A repair should always be made by two people.

Limits of repairability

In the event of damage to the playing surface, it must first be determined beyond doubt whether it is a plate defect or broken joint fillings. Fractures, cracks and / or holes in the slate force an exchange. A repair by filling and grinding the damaged areas can serve only as a temporary.

A dirty or damaged felt cloth can be repaired by the new referring to the pool table. But enough for most billiard tables the lifting of the band mirror. A complete or further disassembly of the pool table is not required.

Spare parts and accessories

Dealers offer a wide range of spare parts and accessories that can be repaired. Classic helpers that also allow you to upgrade and restore an old table are:

  • connecting bolts
  • Hole collar (pockets)
  • Loch networks
  • tape strips
  • rubber band
  • felt cloth
  • Band Marks (Diamonds)
  • Metal fittings for outer band edges and corners
  • Adjustable feet for the table legs

For repairing the band strips and replacing and replacing the band rubbers, the felt cloth of the table top need not be removed. The inner bands are covered with their own felt tracks.

Create a new adjustment possibility

The retrofitting of the table legs with adjustable feet can be made in addition to a repair. In addition to the adjustment screws located under the plate or in the bands, the feet allow an extended option to align the pool table. This solution can bridge worn or stiff adjustment screws and threads.

While the band mirror can be removed like a frame or in discrete parts from the back plate and base after screw loosening, band rails are often glued. By heating the groove with a hair dryer, the inserted profiles or wooden dowels can be loosened.

Tips & Tricks

Observe the existing fastening types and fixings for each disassembly step. The repair is always a recapitulation of disassembly in the opposite direction. As an aid, you can take photos after every single step, which you can use as a "guide" when fixing.

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