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06-08-2017, 10:49 AM

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Ok, probably due more to I am klutz, I don't like this tool. What's there to prevent you (or at least the non handy types) from scratching up the ferrule and/or the top of the shaft?


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Last 4 Ever Tip Tool - 06-08-2017, 01:42 PM

Oh...I see with the first step. But does that really shape your tip well (like with a cue cube)?


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06-08-2017, 04:32 PM

I lay the shaft horizontally on my lap and work the tool up and down while I turn the shaft. Once I have the tip shaped, I lay the tool on the floor, curved side up, and place the tip in the middle of the groove. I place one foot on each side of the shaft to hold it in the groove, and palm the shaft, near the joint, between my two hands. I then quickly rotate it back and forth about a dozen times to get the tip perfectly round.
I've been doing this to all my shafts for over a year, including installing about 8-10 tips, all with the same tool. Other than discoloring from the various leather and chalk, the tool works like the first time I used it.
P.S. I use the dime shaped Pro model. I do not use it to fix mushrooming of the tips. That is another topic.


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One question. Is it better to shape the tip by starting at the top and moving down towards the sides, or start at the sides and move up toward the top? Thanks for your tool and your help.
  
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One question. Is it better to shape the tip by starting at the top and moving down towards the sides, or start at the sides and move up toward the top? Thanks for your tool and your help.
When you use the Last 4 Ever tool as it's intended, it starts shaping at the edge of the tip, whether it's a new tip, rounded tip, or mushroomed tip. As you shape the tip, it equally works around the edge (ogive) and towards the middle.

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When you use the Last 4 Ever tool as it's intended, it starts shaping at the edge of the tip, whether it's a new tip, rounded tip, or mushroomed tip. As you shape the tip, it equally works around the edge (ogive) and towards the middle.

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06-09-2017, 02:35 PM

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How to fix a mushroom tip.


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Oh, so the Last 4 ever tool and the tip of the cue should be perpendicular to each other? If so, I am using it incorrectly as I hold the Last 4 Ever at roughly a 30 to 45 degree angle to the tip.


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06-13-2017, 05:17 PM

I just spin it supported above and below the ferrule with my fingers... Takes a while but it's good enough for government work ...



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I just spin it supported above and below the ferrule with my fingers... Takes a while but it's good enough for government work ...

Nice shape, now you need to use the burnisher side of the tool to shine up and strengthen the sides of your tip. ��


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Nice shape, now you need to use the burnisher side of the tool to shine up and strengthen the sides of your tip. ��
I did that after... This is a new "Precision" (Searing) tip, my first one, I did by hand and have since hit well over 500 balls and there's no deformation...Love it..


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I did that after... This is a new "Precision" (Searing) tip, my first one, I did by hand and have since hit well over 500 balls and there's no deformation...Love it..
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06-19-2017, 07:34 AM

Just wanted to add my for this tool. I picked up the 'dime' version, and found it very simple to operate and quickly effective for putting a perfect shape on my tips.

Having used a pretty wide assortment in the past (It's George, Willard, Brad, Cue Cube, Ultimate) I can easily say this is by far my preferred tool for shaping and scuffing (a couple of the others scuffed as well, but none better, and none of them shaped as well).


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Just wanted to add my for this tool. I picked up the 'dime' version, and found it very simple to operate and quickly effective for putting a perfect shape on my tips.

Having used a pretty wide assortment in the past (It's George, Willard, Brad, Cue Cube, Ultimate) I can easily say this is by far my preferred tool for shaping and scuffing (a couple of the others scuffed as well, but none better, and none of them shaped as well).
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