Question: Are there any good places to find used pool tables?
I am looking to buy a used pool table for our den now that the last kid has gone to college.

What is the best place to find used pool tables online?

Answer: I just bought a 4×9 slate brunswick pool table for $100. YES, thats right, $100. There is nothing wrong with it at all!
Go on www.kijiji.com
I think that’s how you spell it. WOW, AWESOME deals. I’m sure ebay would be the same, but at least with kijiji, you dont need to put money over the net..you find people in your area and deal directly with them.
Real easy.

Question: Can anyone recommend a supplier of good pool tables in the UK?
I want to buy one for home use.

Also any tips or advice about buying a pool table for the home would be very welcome.

Answer: There are loads of good places but try this one www.pooltablesuk.co.uk. of course john lewis etc do them as well. There are also some bargain ones on ebay i noticed.

Question: What kind of tests can be carried out on snooker and pool tables to simulate life testing and reliability?
I am looking for a way to test all types of games tables such as pool and snooker tables to ensure that they are fit for purpose and to simulate life testing and reliability. A part of thsee series of tests could be based upon the EN71 safety of toys regulations but i am looking for specific help as to determine what kind of tests we should use to ensure that no product will fail when it reaches market.

Answer: In order to formulate a good reliability test, you need to know what failure modes you want to create. Do you know the failure modes of a snooker or pool table?

Also, you must realize that reliability is the probability of completing a mission under certain conditions (this is the short definition). In other words, what kind of probability of failure do you want and in what time frame?

I would venture to guess that the probability of NO FAILURES is zero.

Question: How do bar pool tables differentiate between numbered balls and the cue ball when you scratch?
When playing pool at a bar where you pay quarters for each game when you scratch the cue ball is always returned but the numbered balls are put in the case. what is the difference between the balls so the table knowns which to place where?

Answer: Coin-op pool tables are designed one of two ways with regard to the cue ball being returned to you: Either the cue ball is slightly larger than the other balls (which allows it to travel down a different chute), or the cue ball has a magnet embedded in it (which trips a sensor to move a gate directing the cue ball down a different chute). It’s much more common to find a coin-op table featuring an oversized cue ball than one with the “magnetic” cue ball.

Question: Why is the cloth on pool tables different colours?
Snooker is green but pool tables seem to have ,red,blue or green

Answer: Probably an american idea just to be different as green was the original colour

Question: What is the difference in dynamo, and valley bar pool tables?
valley tables seem to always sell for much more than dynamo tables. thanks

i watch alot of tables on ebay, and at the arcade auction every 3 months for the heck of it. and it always seems valley’s go for alot more. i’ve refelted each, and never thought about it, but never noticed any difference? just a thought i had 4 awhile, and didn’t know why. thanks 4 the answers.

Answer: I’m not sure of the exact differences, but since they’re essentially made by the same company, it’s just one of those upper end versus lower end kind of things. It’s probably in the quality of construction and durability, much like that previous question about Aramith balls.

Question: How do valley 8 foot pool tables compare to other pool tables?
Im thinking of buying a 8 foot valley table it has a solid slate top how does it stack up against Brunswick or Olhausen?

Answer: there OK if properly maintained there not that bad.As for the guy who said never invest in a 4×8 table because there not regulation, this guy is obviously clueless, any table that has a 2/1 size ratio is considered “regulation” most 9′ tables are actually 50″ x 100″ most 8′ tables are actually ether 46″x92 or 44″x88″ and 7′ tables are 40″x80″ the 7′ tables may vary slightly by manufacturer. all of these sizes are considered “regulation” due to the fact that the length is always twice the width.

Question: Can pool tables break into sections?
I’ve been told that professional style pool tables ( such as slate top ) can actually be dismantled into sections for easier transport… is this true?

If so, is it only high quality tables that can? Or do most pool tables??

Answer: Most slate for pool tables come in three pieces, sometimes four. Some smaller tables or high end larger tables will come with one piece slates. The rest of the table can easily be dismantled and reassembled.