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Buying a New Pool Table

Buying a New Pool Table

I am looking to spend no more than $4,000 on a pool table.

Although I am looking for a good used pool table, if I end up buying a new one, what brand and model do you recommend?

I want an 8-foot pool table and it must be a 3-piece slate and be able to break down to go down stairs to the basement.

I am thinking Olhausen (I’ve had 2 previously), Brunswick, or Connelly.

Should I be considering Plank and Hide or Presidential brand pool tables as well?

Thanks for your input.

Buying a New Pool Table

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  1. MadhatterBallBuster on 12/24/2022 8:39:18 AM

    DON'T buy a new pool table.

    For $4000m you can get a top-of-the-line, used 9' Diamond pool table or Brunswick Gold Crown V pool table.

    I bought this Brunswick GC-III for $500 with nice Simonis cloth on it.


  2. MadhatterMadhatter on 12/24/2022 9:01:45 AM

    I would love to get a used Diamond or Gold Crown pool table.

    However, my basement is not a walk-out and from talking to a pool table installer recently, he says Diamond pool tables are not "knock down capable". From what I have read, the Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables aren't either.

    I need to go down stairs and around a corner at the bottom. It looks like your pool table is on a ground floor or a walk-out basement. It's a nice pool table.

  3. MadhatterBallBuster on 12/24/2022 9:25:43 AM

    Yeah, Diamond pool tables all have a one-piece slate.

    But you could get an older Gold Crown pool table with a 3-piece slate and have a pool table installation beer party with your strong neighbors.

    I have installed 9' Gold Crown pool tables BY MYSELF, so three guys should be able to get that slate downstairs. The base and rails come apart so you can take them downstairs easily.


  4. MadhatterMadhatter on 12/24/2022 1:26:48 PM

    Thanks @BallBuster. I didn’t think a Gold Crown would work but you have convinced me.

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

  5. MadhatterBallBuster on 12/24/2022 1:57:01 PM

    Just don't get too anxious to buy. Keep scouring Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace and eventually you'll score a great deal like I did.

    Even free pool tables are expensive in the time, effort, and refurbishment dollars, so you might as well get something that you know is worth it. I passed on a lot of free slate pool tables because life is too short to spend the kind of time needed to deal with them.

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Buying a New Pool Table

  • Title: Buying a New Pool Table
  • Author: (Gary Hattan)
  • Published: 12/23/2022 7:31:54 AM
  • Last Updated: 12/24/2022 3:32:08 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)