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Top Brands of Tables


Top Brands of Tables

I am a first time buyer and are looking at used tables. I just started looking and I did not realize how my manufacturers there are. The table for a game room. We are not serious players but we want a good quality table that will last.

I am looking for a short list of manufacturers who makes good tables and ones I should stay away from.

Thanks

Top Brands of Tables

Replies & Comments

  1. plumislandsamMitch Alsup on 1/19/2012 2:31:54 PM

    Brunswick, Olhausen, Connely, and Diamond are the top tables.

    Brunswick and Olhausen have 4 layers in their build quality. Connely has 3, Diamond has 2.

    Only Brusnwich, Olhausen and Diamond are used in professional tournements. Tables of this kind of quality level are about double the cost of the highest quality "furniture" tables.

  2. plumislandsamBilliardTech on 1/30/2012 9:29:45 AM

    Just remember not to sell yourself short by sticking with only tops brands, as in above post they are good tables minus Brunswick as there manf process is split over several countries and the tables tend to be generic in construction, so then y pay for their nameplate? Yet I say this about new brunswicks as anything 15+ yrs old from them is usually good. Most American manfacturers make a good product, Schmidt, vitale, connelly, olhausen, golden west, gandy, and there are more as you know. The key to finding a good table is looking at a few key things. Slate tables with at least 3/4 slate, I recommend true inch but don't go to thin. Quality hardware, make sure the rails are secured with bolts not screws. Rails, make sure the rubber cushions are not dried or hard, make sure they r still attached, and throw a ball at all six to look for dead spots or jumps. Check for the obvious damages and loose components. Ball returns tend to be more trouble then good, but some ball returns can be converted in drop pockets, which I would recommend for a used table. Cloth, will have play marks but make sure it is not brittle. And lastly stay away from too much composite construction, after many years furniture of that nature tends to wear apart. Good Luck in your purchase and feel free to ask anything I may have missed.Also try to stay away from anything that was sold by Sears, harrows, Costco, random cabinet companys or anything that wasn't sold by a billiards/gameroom sales company. But like I said I can install just about anything. I just like them when they go smooth.

  3. plumislandsamBilliardTech on 1/30/2012 9:32:55 AM

    Plum Island Sam, you on L.I.? Just so happens to be one of my markets.

  4. plumislandsamplumislandsam on 2/19/2012 3:00:17 PM

    I looking at a Olhausen Americana II traditional mahogany pool table. 7 foot. complete with billiard set. original price $2795 plus $399 for accessories. It supposed to be in excellent condition. ( 6-7 years old)

    I had a couple of questions

    How would you rate this table?

    What would be a good price for me to buy this at?

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Top Brands of Tables

  • Title: Top Brands of Tables
  • Author: (Stephen Peabody)
  • Published: 1/19/2012 5:25:36 AM