We are full service pool table mechanics.
Licensed, Bonded, & Insured.
**Over 28 years combined experience**
If you would like to stop by our shop please call us at 913-962-8383.
What We Do:
Moving pool tables: We move all tables from 6′ to 12′, from 1-piece slate to 4-piece slate tables, non-slate tables, or antique tables. We will move your table upstairs, down stairs, room to room, house to house, business to business, or anywhere you want it. When moving your table out of town, we charge a travel and trip charge. Our shop is in Shawnee, Kansas, so anywhere within a 40 mile radius is a flat fee More than 40 miles will require a travel and trip charge.
Setup Tables: We setup every pool table as if a professional was going to play on it, no matter what the quality table you may have. We use only the best materials to finish the job Precisely. Setting up the table correctly is crucial. If done incorrectly, you may find yourself spending a lot of money throughout the years that could have been avoid using our proven system.
Leveling Tables: When leveling your pool table, it’s crucial to do this correctly with NO WEDGES using machinist levels rather than a carpenter’s level. A machinist level measures in thousandths, not inches, and we get down to the nitty-gritty to insure a perfectly level playing surface. When this process is done incorrectly you may warp the slates and become frustrated. Our way of leveling, bonding, and seaming of slates is a proven process that is important to insure a lifetime of Precise play.
Bonding & Seaming the Slates: Again, this proven process is very important and the way we do it is very Precise. I wish every installer did it. We bond the slates together so there is no slate separation. If incorrectly bonded, and you put enough weight on the table, the seams may pop and cause the ball to jump. It does not take much weight to cause this.
A lot of companies use water putty to seam the slates. Water putty turns rock hard and crumbles under the cloth causing the balls to roll the off, stop, or jump. It does not hurt the slate, just your wallet. Another incorrect bonding uses Bondo. Bondo gets too hard and if taking the slate apart, you are at risk of cracking the slate especially if you get a pool table mechanic that does not know what they are doing. Bee’s wax is ok, but it expands and retracts with humidity and will have to be done often. The wax we use is a special wax formulated for pool tables and is the only way to go.
Re-Rubber the Rails: When your rails are super hard or very spongy, this is a very good indication that your rubber may be bad or failing. When replacing rubber, it is very important to remove all glue and make sure the angle of the rail is perfect. When we replace the rubber, we make sure the perch is true on all rails and we run the rail down our planer. We can use your original facings or replace them, if needed. This process is time consuming and important to do correctly so we only use good rubber. You can always upgrade to a high-quality rubber.
We always tell customers that if you are not going to play on your table to roll a ball against the rubber of each rail to get that energy running through them, so they don’t lock up. If you leave a car tire outside and don’t use it, it will go flat and get dry rot and then eventually are ruined, which is the same thing that can happen to pool table rubber. I have seen good gum rubber from the early 1900’s still good today but rubber from tables as late as 2004 go bad. Some could be a manufacture’s defect, or it could be poor maintenance.
Re-Cover Tables and Rails: When recovering the bed or playing surface, we staple the cloth rather than glue. Sometimes we must glue down the bed, but we make sure there is NO glue on the playing surface, especially in the pockets. The bed cloth is stretched tight but will loosen up over time. If done correctly, it will stay tight enough and not slow the ball roll.
When covering new rails or recovering your existing rails, they are stapled. If we re-cover your existing rails, we remove all staples and install new cloth. Most rails have a reveal and the cloth should never go past this reveal or it could make the ball bounce off incorrectly. All cloth is installed wrinkle free.
Tear-Down Tables: We tear-down pool tables for many reasons: new carpet, new tile, new rug, a flooded basement, remodeling, preparing for moving companies, after a fire, and many other reasons. This service is not too difficult but if stored wrong, your pool table could be damaged.
Crate Tables for Moving: This service is used for long haul moving. We crate the slates and show the customer how the table should be transported.
Slate Repair: We repair cracked slates, chipped slates, antique wood corners, slate backing, or antique slates that have lead barrel nuts inserted in them. Just about anything that may occur do to age, improper installation, or improper moving, we can repair.
Refinish tables: If you need your table refinished or want parts made for your table that are no longer available, we can do that.
Sell Tables: We do sell some new tables, but we love to sell used tables that are in great shape. We can make them playable and look like new, if necessary. Our goal is to sell you a table that pool players would play on or own. There are thousands of tables and table makers. There are high end tables and low-end tables. There are some tables that cost $1,000 that play better than a $5,000 pool table. Just because it looks good does not mean it plays well. Make sure you do your research and if you have any questions, call Brendon or Ron. They will give you expert advice regarding your purchase.
Store Tables: We have a few climate controlled storage units that we store tables in for many reasons. We store tables for as long as you need and charge a low price. All units are insured.
Sell Pool Table Supplies: Any pool table supplies you need we can get at a competitive price.
Repair Cues: Any cue repair or replacement you may need, we can do it. We do not mess around with cheap repair kits and cheap glue. All repair is done on a lathe and is warrantied. Information regarding the warranty is supplied at time of repair.
Create Custom Cues: Ron Trager Custom Cues are made from the finest woods and built with love. They play as well as or better than the name brand cues. If you want a custom cue that is built to your specifications, Ron can do it. All wood used for cues is cured and stabilized.