log in
sign up or:

By using this site you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service

forgot password?

Screwing Slates to Frame of Pool Table

Screwing Slates to Frame of Pool Table

I just purchased a used 8ft 3-piece slate pool table.

When I reassemble it, should I attempt to realign the slates to the frame so that the 12 slate screws that hold slate to the frame go into the existing holes?

Or should I fill those holes (with epoxy wood filler?) and drill refresh ones?

Screwing Slates to Frame of Pool Table

Replies & Comments

  1. craigjRayMills on 1/20/2021 1:28:24 AM

    I've never done this operation, so my thoughts are mostly to let you know that your query has been considered (and I just love to hear myself type).

    Are you saying that each piece has four screws, or twelve? I've stuck to 1-piece slates in the five pool tables of my life.

    What you're implying is that you want to make sure that the slates are being immovably held vertically, whereas I would guess that their weight is on your side in this respect. They are more likely to be jostled horizontally by someone falling against the table, right? If true, I wouldn't want to introduce error by changing the table's attachment design. If the holes are worn somehow, I would compare/test the holding "power" of the original frame holes to the strength of the epoxy you would use.

upload a photo or document

use plain text or markdown syntax only

log in or sign up

Sign in to ensure your message is posted.

If you don't have an account, enter your email and choose a password below and we'll create your account.


Screwing Slates to Frame of Pool Table

  • Title: Screwing Slates to Frame of Pool Table
  • Author: (Craig Jameson)
  • Published: 1/19/2021 2:11:21 PM
  • Last Updated: 1/20/2021 1:21:28 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)