I have had a Willard for about a year. It works great. My grandson bought me a new machine. He messed up the black "Willard" label when he was removing some glue that he spilled on the machine. The glue came off with no problem but he was upset about the label. I tried to tell him that it would not affect the operation and that he shouldn't worry about it. He insisted that he replace it so I decided to offer it for sale on the forum. First, I offered it to Mreightball. If I don't hear from him by the 20th of this month, I'll offer it for sale $350.00. I had trouble finding blades. Never changed the blade and it was still cutting good but didn't want to sell it without a new blade in the machine and two spare blades (like when I got the machine). I think I used it to put tips on about 10 cues, grandson 2 cues. Buy the blades at: http:
They are only $0.69 each and they don't eat you up on shipping charges and no minimum order. The dvd video shows the guy just sticking the cue in the holders of the collets. Unscrew the holder. Put the dark half on the shaft, then the collet, then the other half of the holder. TIGHTEN JUST TIGHT ENOUGH TO KEEP THE SHAFT FROM TURNING WHEN YOU ARE CUTTING. IF YOU SEE ANY SIGN OF THE SHAFT TURNING IN THE COLLET, TIGHTEN JUST A BIT MORE. IF THE SHAFT TURNS IN THE COLLET, OR THE HOLDER IS TIGHTENED TOO TIGHT ON THE SHAFT, IT CAN MAR THE SHAFT. TRY IT FIRST ON AN INEXPENSIVE CUE. IT IS VERY EASY TO USE. YOU'LL LIKE IT.
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Brandon, Mississippi PS
(I'm almost completely deaf and my hearing aids don't work good on the phone, so email me if I can help you.)