Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Questions for Buying Used Pool Tables

Buying used pool tables for sale could be trickier than buying a brand new one simply because they have already been used.  You need to determine if it's worth buying or not, or else you may end up spending more for repairs. Here's a guide on how to check those used pool tables for sale:

First, do research on the table, especially its size. Does it fit your gaming room? Will there be enough space for the players to move around when it's in the room? 

Next question, check the felt/cloth (the top most part of the pool table). Is it in good condition? Is it ripped or does it have stains? Has the color faded so much that it looks worn out? 

For the Slate (the portion under the felt/cloth), does it have cracks?  Is it still even? Is it at least ¾ inch or 1-inch?

In the case of the wooden part and the pool pockets, check if there are holes or if they are brittle or torn. Did termites or other insects work their way in to munch through the wood?

Lastly, when it comes to pool table accessories, see first if they are complete. Are they in good shape, with no scratches or chipped pieces? Are the rack and cue sticks in good condition?


These are all basic questions yet very important ones too. Sometimes when we get excited, we tend to overlook things, and that's why you'll need to be extra careful.