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jrt30004
03-11-2010, 01:19 PM
i have a chance to pick up a 9ft amf playmaster table for 500 bucks. i wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts or opinions on these tables. it is a slate table. i am not looking for a diamond or gold crown quality. the table is going to be kept in a detached garage with no way to stabilize the temperature so i am looking simply for a practice table. the price sounds good, the pics look great - it's owned by an older couple who are selling thier house. i am going to look at it tomorrow but just wanted to know if they are so hideous that i should avoid it like the plague.
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp133/ronin33324/3n73o43la5Te5P65R7a3a7e6422caaabb11.jpg
http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp133/ronin33324/3k23p53oc5Te5P05R1a3a1b465ef8cd5d1a.jpg

xianmacx
03-11-2010, 01:40 PM
haha, I just located it on CL as you put these pics up.

Assuming the slate is in good shape it looks like a great deal. IIRC those are very decent tables and it sounds perfect for your situation.

Ian

jrt30004
03-11-2010, 01:43 PM
haha, I just located it on CL as you put these pics up.

Assuming the slate is in good shape it looks like a great deal. IIRC those are very decent tables and it sounds perfect for your situation.

Ian

thanks. now i just need to see what mark gregory will charge to move it:eek:

xianmacx
03-11-2010, 01:44 PM
Move it yourself...its easy. Have him set it up though...

jrt30004
03-11-2010, 01:56 PM
Move it yourself...its easy. Have him set it up though...

never done it before. not that bad?

DrOnePocket
03-11-2010, 02:23 PM
never done it before. not that bad?

I just broke down and recovered 4 of them last week. Nothing difficult about them as long as you have the right tools. :wink:

jrt30004
03-11-2010, 02:39 PM
I just broke down and recovered 4 of them last week. Nothing difficult about them as long as you have the right tools. :wink:

what would i need, i'm guessing cordless drill is a big one. what else?

xianmacx
03-11-2010, 02:42 PM
I did my diamond pro with

Socket set with extensions
Wrench set
Screwdrivers
Razor knife to seperate slates

Power drill would help with speed but not totally needed.

jrt30004
03-11-2010, 03:12 PM
I did my diamond pro with

Socket set with extensions
Wrench set
Screwdrivers
Razor knife to seperate slates

Power drill would help with speed but not totally needed.

thank you very much. as far as transpo goes - i have a pick up only. is this still possible? what would i need to cover/protect slate?

DrOnePocket
03-11-2010, 06:28 PM
I did my diamond pro with

Socket set with extensions
Wrench set
Screwdrivers
Razor knife to seperate slates

Power drill would help with speed but not totally needed.

Don't forget a staple puller! lol I know that job all to well.


In the 8' Playmasters there are screws and bolts to pull out from the underside.

Do yourself a favor and either get some knee pads or one of those rolling things mechanics use to lay down on. Trust me when i tell you that crawling around the table on your back with each bit needed is painful. :smile:

DrOnePocket
03-11-2010, 06:30 PM
thank you very much. as far as transpo goes - i have a pick up only. is this still possible? what would i need to cover/protect slate?

take the slate apart, lay it in your truck bed wood down, and put blankets or old cloth between each piece so it doesnt break and drive slow. :wink:

xianmacx
03-11-2010, 08:33 PM
I put (2) 2x4 runners in between each piece of slate...

seanjonsean
03-11-2010, 09:08 PM
my first table was , 8 ft amf playmaster i loved it got it for a grand sold it well actually a trade for a $500 anest iwata auto spray gun and of course only after i got a 9 ft but yes get the table its a solid table