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dimonsterb
09-16-2013, 02:41 PM
Hi Az'ers
I lost my favorite tip tool for shaping my tip to a dime radius and have gotten a few other tools and I am not happy yet either that don't shape straight(probably me not holding them straight or they do a sucky job. Any help would be great!!

Celophanewrap
09-16-2013, 02:47 PM
The Cue Shark Pup. Can't beat it.
You know, I can see this thread turning in a whole different direction any second, eh...

bdorman
09-16-2013, 02:54 PM
My favorite is the Last4Ever tip tool at http://www.last4ever.net/

ShanksMcShankly
09-16-2013, 02:59 PM
I like the Ultimate tip tool with the dime and nickel shapes on opposite sides. It also has the sides to trim and burnish then the pick pad as well. It's meant to lay flat then you just screw the cue into it standing straight up, caveman style. That's my favorite tip tool I've used.

macguy
09-16-2013, 03:02 PM
Hi Az'ers
I lost my favorite tip tool for shaping my tip to a dime radius and have gotten a few other tools and I am not happy yet either that don't shape straight(probably me not holding them straight or they do a sucky job. Any help would be great!!

Some sandpaper and a file. I scuff and shape the tip with the sandpaper and may pat the tip a bit with the file. The a piece of leather to burnish the edges.

benny-the-blade
09-16-2013, 03:19 PM
My favorite is the Last4Ever tip tool at http://www.last4ever.net/

+1. It's a great product.

RiCHiE$RiCH
09-16-2013, 03:21 PM
I haven't tried many. I use an its George tip tool and that's all I've ever needed.

jockey
09-16-2013, 03:28 PM
old school :wink:

DogsPlayingPool
09-16-2013, 04:03 PM
My favorite tip tool is my lathe. Favorite that fits in a case pocket is a square of 80 or 120 grit sandpaper.

Tramp Steamer
09-16-2013, 04:23 PM
The Willard's. Nickel, or dime, your choice. :)

ctyhntr
09-16-2013, 04:27 PM
This is also my favorite. I have bought others over the years, but keep coming back to Williards.

The Willard's. Nickel, or dime, your choice. :)

Banks
09-16-2013, 04:33 PM
I usually have my Atrox in my bag. Only problem is.. I only bother shaping my tip about once a year. :o

294590

bbb
09-16-2013, 05:38 PM
last 4 ever is my favorite
http://www.last4ever.net/
it will do more than the willard .......such as
scuff /trim mushrooming /and burnishing the tip
for shaping only i like the willard also

Tokyo-dave
09-16-2013, 05:39 PM
A file..........

Allen Brown
09-16-2013, 06:03 PM
I usually have my Atrox in my bag. Only problem is.. I only bother shaping my tip about once a year. :o

294590

I've never seen one of these. It looks very interesting. Is it big?
I use the ultimate tip tool and its done fine for a little over a year now.

TomInFaribo
09-16-2013, 06:10 PM
last4ever no doubts

x3dnd3x
09-16-2013, 06:25 PM
The Cue Shark Pup. Can't beat it.
You know, I can see this thread turning in a whole different direction any second, eh...

Also looking at this but sadly, the boss doesn't reply to his emails. :(

Maniac
09-16-2013, 06:31 PM
I like Triangles, but please don't call me a tool!!! :thumbup::D:D:D

Maniac (answering the title of this thread)

Banks
09-16-2013, 06:37 PM
I've never seen one of these. It looks very interesting. Is it big?
I use the ultimate tip tool and its done fine for a little over a year now.

Probably the size of 2 standard match boxes stacked. Not too bulky.

Wally83
09-16-2013, 06:45 PM
Pocketlathe.com

HueblerHustler7
09-16-2013, 06:47 PM
220 grit sand paper and big pencil sharpener...

Rip
09-16-2013, 07:01 PM
Also looking at this but sadly, the boss doesn't reply to his emails. :(

PoolDawg was selling them last month at the Rio. Give em' a call!

x3dnd3x
09-16-2013, 07:06 PM
PoolDawg was selling them last month at the Rio. Give em' a call!

It states out of stock in their website. :confused:

cluelesscuer
09-16-2013, 07:43 PM
I never heard of the Atrox tool either until now.

Looks kind of interesting http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/diamondback-atrox-pool-cue-tip-tool-147659447

"It's 10 essential tools in 1, sleek, durable and compact. Dime Radius Steel Alloy Shaper. Nickel Radius Steel Alloy Shaper. A Nickel Radius Gauge. A Dime Radius Gauge. The SAC Channel for Burnishing Any Size Tip / Ferrule from 12mm - 14mm. Steel Fangs for Tip Perforation to hold chalk better. Rail Height Caliper. Irish Linen Wrap Press. Shaft Dent Remover. Strike Positioner - Scientifically engineered for bridge elevation - when jacking up over balls and for jump shots."

cluelesscuer
09-16-2013, 07:51 PM
Unfortunately, what I have found for me is that different tip tools do different things the best. So I find, I need multiple tools.

-TipPick for putting dimples in a tip
-Kamui Gator Grip for scuffing
-Cue Cube for shaping
-Slippy Tool (http://www.cuesight.com/slttst.html) takes off the overhang and mushrooming of a tip the best

(If a had to have, just one tip tool...it would be the slippy tool)

mikefingers
09-16-2013, 08:09 PM
www.cueshark.com

PUP!!!

done!!

x3dnd3x
09-16-2013, 08:53 PM
www.cueshark.com

PUP!!!

done!!

Status is not available in their online shop.

cbrand
09-16-2013, 09:35 PM
I like my ultimate tool for quick fixes for the price (mine was free). I wanted to get a George but don't feel it to be necessary now.

dimonsterb
09-17-2013, 12:14 AM
Cue shark said that it was out of stock.. The last4ever I seen that more than a few said that was your favorite tool how well does it do with mushrooms and does it hit the ferrule when doing it?
Thanks

poolrod
09-17-2013, 12:20 AM
Chalk. Just chalk, my tips last for years that way.

x3dnd3x
09-17-2013, 12:28 AM
Cue shark said that it was out of stock.. The last4ever I seen that more than a few said that was your favorite tool how well does it do with mushrooms and does it hit the ferrule when doing it?
Thanks

If you're afraid it'll hit the ferrule when using that tool, just tape your ferrule up. :)

conetip
09-17-2013, 12:32 AM
last 4 ever is my favorite
http://www.last4ever.net/
it will do more than the willard .......such as
scuff /trim mushrooming /and burnishing the tip
for shaping only i like the willard also


Dito, Same here,

bbb
09-17-2013, 04:40 AM
Cue shark said that it was out of stock.. The last4ever I seen that more than a few said that was your favorite tool how well does it do with mushrooms and does it hit the ferrule when doing it?
Thanks

i havent had to trim mushrooming with my last4ever
here is a group of videos demomstrating how to use the last4ever
http://www.last4ever.net/Instructional_Videos.html
scroll down to using the mushrooming part

ArizonaPete
09-17-2013, 07:07 AM
The two I've found to be most useful are the Last4Ever and the Willards. I used the Williard for years but then bought a Last4Ever and like it better.

Tramp Steamer
09-17-2013, 07:32 AM
The two I've found to be most useful are the Last4Ever and the Willards. I used the Williard for years but then bought a Last4Ever and like it better.


Hey, Pete. I know the Willard's last a good long while, but how do you know that a Last4Ever will last forever? Wouldn't you have to be around to find out?
Kind of like a lifetime guarantee. Whose lifetime? :)

dimonsterb
09-17-2013, 08:37 AM
I ordered a last4ever I will post how I like it when I get it..
Thanks

spktur
09-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Tweeten tip rasp is still the best.

ElLeon
09-18-2013, 11:46 AM
www.cueshark.com

PUP!!!

done!!

Agree! I picked one of these up at a trade show and the entire team has gotten rid of all their tools and we rely on the PUP for all of our shaping during play.

malidave
09-18-2013, 01:13 PM
For the life of me I can not get a good radius with the Williards.

allanpsand
09-18-2013, 02:03 PM
I've never seen one of these. It looks very interesting. Is it big?
I use the ultimate tip tool and its done fine for a little over a year now.

FYI - when/if the sandpaper segment comes out or loose on the Ultimate tool, use "Gorilla" glue to put it in and the segment will last forever.

RiCHiE$RiCH
09-18-2013, 02:46 PM
I'm liking the look of the PUP. I might have to give one a try.

Tramp Steamer
09-18-2013, 06:49 PM
For the life of me I can not get a good radius with the Williards.

Try another one. It is possible that one came down the line with too much glue that is holding the abrasive material on the inside.
Mine have always been spot on. :smile:

mortuarymike-nv
09-18-2013, 09:54 PM
best tip tool.......................................
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h454/mortuarymike/IMG_0104.jpg (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/mortuarymike/media/IMG_0104.jpg.html)
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h454/mortuarymike/IMG_0103.jpg (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/mortuarymike/media/IMG_0103.jpg.html)
mmike

GoldCrown
09-19-2013, 07:53 AM
CueTec tip tool for shaping & maintaining.

After applying a tip a bastard file and some Joe Porper tools.

hang-the-9
09-19-2013, 08:19 AM
Hi Az'ers
I lost my favorite tip tool for shaping my tip to a dime radius and have gotten a few other tools and I am not happy yet either that don't shape straight(probably me not holding them straight or they do a sucky job. Any help would be great!!

I never found the need to reshape my tip that much after it's installed. Most of the work is burnishing the sided to get rid of mushrooming every so often and roughing up the top a bit. Moving the tip around and getting some practice in it should make shaping evenly work.

The tool I use is the Ultimate Tip Tool http://www.ulti-matecuetiptool.com/ http://www.pooldawg.com/product/ultimate-tip-tool (or it's cheaper Chinese knock off), although I discovered that the burnisher V notch is too wide to work on a small diameter tip. Works great on my 12.75 tip but not on my son's which is closer to 12mm.

hang-the-9
09-19-2013, 08:20 AM
This one worked well, my son had one he got as a prize from his league, lost is after 3 uses hehe. Solid hunk of metal this.

best tip tool.......................................
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h454/mortuarymike/IMG_0104.jpg (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/mortuarymike/media/IMG_0104.jpg.html)
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h454/mortuarymike/IMG_0103.jpg (http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/mortuarymike/media/IMG_0103.jpg.html)
mmike