Much to say about buying the right pool table. Buying a table at the pool is almost like buying a car. You can connect the entire billiards industry to the automotive industry in several respects. How many lessons our pool table manufacturers and retailers can learn from the trusted automotive industry is astonishing. Douzens of different producers are present in various countries. Then you’ll need to pick where to buy your pool table. Will you decide to buy from an authorized dealer in his garage, or from a small timer? You’ll find there are many different styles and sizes within that. There are a wide array of options in the raw materials from which it is built. You have to determine even more what choices you want to include: stains, fabrics, sights, and accessories. Will you buy new, or used? And the list continues, and continues. If you are looking for more tips, check out 5 Benefits of Renting a Pool Table – Knnit.
The advice is always the right one to buy new. Why? For what? Forget about the various characteristics and marks accessible for a moment. Now find only the disadvantages of buying a new pool table. There is simply one real downside, the price. When you’re considering buying a pool table and you’re purely driven by quality and availability; then it may be better for you to just settle for one that’s familiar. If you can wait, though, if you can take some time to slow down the purchasing instinct now; then you can find that you’d give up all the advantages that come with buying fresh. There are several signs and attributes to note. You will be giving up the flexibility, price, passing generation, warranties and guarantees. Want anything else to say? This is simple to see.
Buying a pool table is an immense cost. You shouldn’t just have to compromise, whether that’s for the stock of a used one or a seller, because it’s cheaper. You wouldn’t just be settling for the car you don’t want because it’s cheap, right? Maybe, but you do know what you want. You know what you’re in for. Set it up, and be part of it. This will be something you can pass on to the kids in your kids. There are, however, several times when purchasing stock inventories or used goods may just make more sense. Just be aware of what is right for you.
Okay then what’s the best table available for the pool? This is up for debate. I worked on, and over the years I heard, pretty much all out there. Some are firewood good others. In general, I would suggest that you buy something made in the U.S., use a hardwood in the construction, and use either a Brazilian or a three-piece Italian slate.
As a side note: Chinese Tables are simply not fine. Chinese slate just isn’t perfect. If you think slate is just slate; then tell the countless customers who made the mistake of buying these and requiring frame reconstructions, slate replacement, and new parts who ended up costing them more money than they paid brand new for the entire table. Chinese slate is rigid and hard not allowing it to bend so it splits and cracks easily. Their pool tables are mass-produced on “the line” with stains and finishes sprayed in. Sure they look amazing. For a while they might even play OK, but those finishes crack and the cheap woods used, warp. It doesn’t take long to happen either.
There is also a difference between Manufactured IN THE U.S.A. and Produced IN THE U.S.A. There are several state-run firms claiming to have been manufactured in the U.S. but are actually assembled here only. I don’t buy from anyone like that. Do the research, talk to the right people and get yourself educated. I can list a lot of American producers for you but that would calm down and eliminate the importance of product analysis. Let’s try to note this is more of a method than an impulse purchase.