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    Hello

    Any experienced fitters out there can you please recommend me a good staple gun for cushion cloth. Both pneumatic and manual please. What is the exact size/gauge/crown of staples used for the said purpose?

    Can the 5/8 tacks used for bed cloth be replaced with any kind of staples? If so, what size? I've read somewhere on this forum that it is "very unprofessional" to fix the bed cloth with staples. I wonder why?

    Thank you

  • #2
    Geoff will probably respond to this. I know he recommends against staples for bed cloth and I am sure there is a good reason for this. Many fitters do use them, though.
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    • #3
      I use these http://www.packaginggb.co.uk/rapid-t...FVHKtAod6yUARg

      but buy them in bulk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2510810750...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

      the staples I use are these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rapid-R13-...item3a825864cb

      for cushions the 6mm / 13 are the size I use , if I have to use a longer staple around bad crumbling wood then I use 10mm/13

      I do not use them in the bed cloth , and no time served Billiards fitter would , we use 5/8th tacks with large heads driven in flush around the pockets underneath the linings , we do not tack them all the way home on the straight parts , they are then easy to flip out with a flat screwdriver when taking the cloth off and re-stretching it , stapled bed cloths are for American pool tables where the cloth is not re-stretched and is an American/Canadian thing to do , no proper UK Billiards fitter would staple a cloth onto a snooker table that the cloth has to be re-stretched at a later date , check all the tables down your local snooker club and see how many are stapled , if you find any they where fitted by a cowboy speed fitter .
      the only exception is when I re-cover a small Billiards dining table , because the tacks would scratch peoples legs when they sit under the table to dine off , I staple to the side of the wooden under frame and the cushions hide these , but I still tack flush around the pockets , this is the only type of table that I would staple a bed cloth on .
      [/SIGPIC]http://www.gclbilliards.com

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      • #4
        Awesome reply! Thank you so much Geoff.

        I didn't know that the tacks are not driven all the way and that the cloth is re-stretched. When a cloth (like 6811 tournament) is re-stretched after installing new? I guess it's re-stretched only once in it's lifetime. But how do you remove the D line and the spots after the re-stretch?

        Originally posted by Geoff Large View Post
        I use these http://www.packaginggb.co.uk/rapid-t...FVHKtAod6yUARg

        but buy them in bulk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2510810750...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

        the staples I use are these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rapid-R13-...item3a825864cb

        for cushions the 6mm / 13 are the size I use , if I have to use a longer staple around bad crumbling wood then I use 10mm/13

        I do not use them in the bed cloth , and no time served Billiards fitter would , we use 5/8th tacks with large heads driven in flush around the pockets underneath the linings , we do not tack them all the way home on the straight parts , they are then easy to flip out with a flat screwdriver when taking the cloth off and re-stretching it , stapled bed cloths are for American pool tables where the cloth is not re-stretched and is an American/Canadian thing to do , no proper UK Billiards fitter would staple a cloth onto a snooker table that the cloth has to be re-stretched at a later date , check all the tables down your local snooker club and see how many are stapled , if you find any they where fitted by a cowboy speed fitter .
        the only exception is when I re-cover a small Billiards dining table , because the tacks would scratch peoples legs when they sit under the table to dine off , I staple to the side of the wooden under frame and the cushions hide these , but I still tack flush around the pockets , this is the only type of table that I would staple a bed cloth on .

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hsn View Post
          But how do you remove the D line and the spots after the re-stretch?
          The tactics I employ for this is to use a pen that brushes out over a sensible length of time and re-stretch when the markings are well faded.

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          • #6
            Acetone rubbed onto a small piece of snooker cloth against the bed cloth baulkline , but never mark out in ink or permanent marker , I always recommend a soft black pencil , but a lot of people use that white tippex fine line marker which I find is not as easy to get out as soft black pencil

            the only time a table is supposed to be marked out in white is for the cameras to pick it out for TV
            [/SIGPIC]http://www.gclbilliards.com

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            • #7
              i think Geoff uses 6mm long staples because they stay where they are and are easy to remove on a later date for a recover. for the bed cloth like Geoff said, 5/8th tacks with big round head to drive in is easier to remove for a re-stretch or a recover.

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