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Help With Old Pool Table Rail Bolts

Help With Old Pool Table Rail Bolts

I have an old table that is giving trouble with disassembling. This table has a rail bolt that screws into anchors mounted in the slate. They are aligned perpendicular to the playing surface not from the bottom of the rails.

When taking it apart we found that a few of the rail bolts were seized and one has snapped deep inside the slate. There are 5 more bolts that are seized but haven't been pushed to fail. What can be done to get these bolts out without breaking them? Any tricks or tips?

After we get all of the rails off, what needs to be done to remove the broken bolt?

Help With Old Pool Table Rail Bolts

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  1. msullymsully on 4/11/2013 11:20:36 AM

  2. msullyallanpsand on 5/2/2013 9:52:13 AM

    The bolts may have to be drilled out. Usually those old bolts used softer steel, so this shouldn't be too difficult. Check around with the local table mechanics to see who has the special skills.

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Help With Old Pool Table Rail Bolts

  • Title: Help With Old Pool Table Rail Bolts
  • Author: (Matt Sullivan)
  • Published: 4/11/2013 11:03:08 AM