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AMF Hanover Pool Table Reviews?


AMF Hanover Pool Table Reviews?

Anyone had any experience with an AMF Hanover pool table?

I have one in my sights and it seems like a sturdy pool table.

AMF Hanover Pool Table Reviews?

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  1. JohninTennesseekeep_hope_alive on 1/7/2023 3:10:15 PM

    I know this is an old thread, but this came up in a Google search so I thought it was worth replying to.

    I own this table, an 8' AMF Hanover. It was gifted to me but the original owner had the receipt. It was purchased in 2001 for $1,200 at a local billiard retailer. I played on it at the original owner's house then he gave it to me when I moved into a space that could accommodate a pool table.

    The good:

    • It has a 3-piece "slate" top that is very smooth. I say "slate" because it's too perfect and seems to be a composite material. It's not MDF or wood.
    • It is sturdy. It has 1-1/8" plywood sheathing for framing which is stout. It also uses that same sheathing for support at each seam and along the runs. It does not flex.
    • The bumpers feel good. They rebound nicely and they behave predictively.

    The mediocre:

    • It has laminated particle board for the side skirts and they are poorly fastened. They flex if you lean against them. Cheesy.
    • The pockets are plastic. The small brad nails have worked loose, resulting in cut hands. I've taped them down with 3M Super 33+.
    • The corners are plastic to accept the laminated particle board side skirts. Looks cheesy.
    • The legs are covered in a laminated particle board material with metal ends. Small screws hold the ends on.

    The bad:

    • The legs lack leveling. You need to make-up leveling of the floor with the slate leveling shims. This is not ideal.

    Overall it is a budget "slate" table. It can play well. But it was $1.200 new in 2001 so you get what you pay for. They were reviewed as the best budget table for the time.

    It's hard to pin a value on the table. It's better than any table with an MDF playing surface. And it's better than any table with 2x4 framing. As of 2023, in my market, 8 foot, I peg it's used value as $500 - $800, depending on condition. But my market has cheaper tables going for $500 used.

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AMF Hanover Pool Table Reviews?

  • Title: AMF Hanover Pool Table Reviews?
  • Author: (John Duke)
  • Published: 12/23/2007 2:23:05 AM