Spotting the Best Snooker Table for Long-Term Use

Before looking for snooker table for sale, read on this article to reduce the risk of getting improper equipment. It might cost you a lot of money, as well as a big time and effort waste if you end up buying snooker table for sale, and it doesn’t really suit your entertainment needs with its functionality.

Buying something that’s a bit cheap might also not be advisable since the materials that are used to make the snooker table might wear and tear in a short while.

Here’s how to spot a high-quality snooker table:

A solid wood frame is considered the best material on a pool table for two reasons. First, the wooden frame has the most robust overall strength and second, the screw holding capacity is a lot greater than other materials.

Screw holding capacity is also another crucial factor to consider because the frame either screws or bolts together and the slate screws down to the frame, securing it into place. If the frame has an insufficient or weak holding power, it will not maintain its rigidity. Solid wood has a more sturdy screw holding capacity than either plywood or particle board which will likely disintegrate in a short period of time.

The design of the frame is also extremely important. If the table uses frame supports that holds both the length and width of the table, make sure the frame supports and holds the slate in place on all surfaces of the frame. Do not buy any table with “stacked” frames, which means only a specific portion of the frame touches the slate. The frame of many tables is composed of the table cabinet and cross members. Tables that are built in this manner should have cabinet sides and ends of at least 1-inch thickness to allow slots to be routed to receive and support cross members. Cabinets of the insufficient thickness are generally designed to have blocks attached to act as supports for the cross members.

On the other hand, most top rails are made either of particle board or solid wood. Solid wood rails are the best for its strength, durability, and endurance. The cushion rubber adhesives are pasted directly on the surface of the rail. If the cushion rubber needs to be replaced, a particle board rail usually chips off and becomes coarse, unsuitable for re-gluing when the old cushions are removed. While this might be common to the particle board, this problem does not exist among wood rails.

Solid wood rails are much better than as compared to particle board rails. because replacing the cloth is easier in Solid Wood rails. In Particle Board rails, feather strip grooves make it impossible to replace the cloth. Solid wood rails use the staples technique underneath the side of rails which makes it easy to apply. It does not need any gluing process which is hard to remove. Particleboard does use the staple holding technique.

The balls will also rebound faster over a longer period of time with solid rails. Solid wood rails offer noticeably livelier playing characteristics than particle board rails.

Derek Ramsey is a board and table game enthusiast. His love for these sports pushed him to share his knowledge through blogging.


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