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Best Way to Level a Pool Table?


Best Way to Level a Pool Table?

I am trying to research how to properly level a billiard table.

What's the best way to level a pool table?

Would a Master Precision level be useful? I've been using a precision, adjustable ramp that rolls with no English, that stop without hitting any cushions. It detects a single playing card difference under a leg.

Best Way to Level a Pool Table?

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  1. nhoopjcs003 on 7/31/2011 8:22:27 AM

    To level a pool table you should use a transit level or other type of laser leveling system.

  2. nhoopMitch Alsup on 7/31/2011 4:21:13 PM

    If the cloth is "fast enough" you can level a table with nothing more than a cue (or any other) ball. Roll the ball straight down the table and bounce it off the end rail while lowering your head/body to put your eye on the line the ball runs back up the table and at a speed where the ball does not make it all the way back down the table but almost.

    With your eye on the line the ball is rolling, watch for any sideways motion as it comes to a stop.

    On an 8 foot table with fast cloth,a 1 business card thickness shim will change the lie of the table by about 1mm as the ball rolls to a stop. The long direction is easier to level than the short dimension mainly due to vision and ball control of the shooter and not due to any physics differences.

    My table is in a house subject to "land heaving" and I have to relevel the table whenever the drought turns into a dlood and vice versa.

  3. nhoop2ballrun on 1/1/2012 4:49:13 PM

    I agree with, and second this!

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Best Way to Level a Pool Table?

  • Title: Best Way to Level a Pool Table?
  • Author: (Nat Hooper)
  • Published: 6/6/2011 8:34:41 AM