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New 8 ball Table Setup

New 8 ball Table Setup

I just purchased a new table and I'm concerned it is not setup correctly. I am just trying to figure out if I have reason to be concerned or if I am just being too picky. Please help with these questions.

1) Is it common with new table setup to need a lot of shims under the legs or should the slate be closer to level before shimming the legs?

2) Should the screw holes be filled that are partially covered by the rails? The are very close to the playing surface and I wasn't sure if they could affect play on a bank shot or if the dimples would eventually show.

3) How big should the corner pockets be and what is the proper way to measure? Should the opening be parallel (the same width at the mouth and at the pocket leather) or should they be even larger at the mouth than at the leather? My table seems way too forgiving at the corners.

I would appreciate anyone's comments and time on this.

New 8 ball Table Setup

Replies & Comments

  1. NewBrunswickmojo66 on 12/12/2012 11:56:25 PM

    you should level your frame first, then put on the slate, then level the slate using playing cards and or paper, hold down on a penny with a finger so that you can move it across the seams back and forth, if you hear a click then you know the slate is not even. usually the screw holes along the edge do not come in play with ball roll, bolt a rail down and roll a ball along the bumper to see if the do, most likely it wont, dimples wont show. on your question about pocket openings? well that all depends on you, the opening should be wider then the drop end.. you should be able to find pocket size info online no problem, i would copy/paste it here but then ill be doing some of your work for you (: are you using bees wax or fixall/plaster on yourseams?.. hope this helps.... joe

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New 8 ball Table Setup

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  • Published: 12/12/2012 8:27:36 PM