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claymont
10-15-2007, 07:17 AM
I'm using a Willards Tipper and the trimming razor is delaminating the tips at the third to fifth lamination from the glue side.
Did the same thing on some other Tiger soft tips I had. Thought at the time that the tips were just bad, but now feel it's my technique or the machine.
I found some info on Tiger's site that says to wet the side of the tip before trimming. Doesn't say how much to wet it; could somebody give me an idea on how much?
I'm being cautious when I'm trimming, only taking a few thousandths per cut. I've never had a problem with any other manufactures laminated tips, or solid tips. I keep the blade sharp.

Craig Fales
10-15-2007, 07:19 AM
I don't recommend the Willards for such a task...

Shawn Armstrong
10-15-2007, 08:23 AM
I'm using a Willards Tipper and the trimming razor is delaminating the tips at the third to fifth lamination from the glue side.
Did the same thing on some other Tiger soft tips I had. Thought at the time that the tips were just bad, but now feel it's my technique or the machine.
I found some info on Tiger's site that says to wet the side of the tip before trimming. Doesn't say how much to wet it; could somebody give me an idea on how much?
I'm being cautious when I'm trimming, only taking a few thousandths per cut. I've never had a problem with any other manufactures laminated tips, or solid tips. I keep the blade sharp.
Four words: Lathe, razor, spit, patience.

Irish634
10-15-2007, 09:06 AM
A while ago, Varney Cues posted his step by step.
Also a while ago, someone (CrownCityCorey I think) posted links to videos about installing the sniper tips.

You can use the forum search feature to find both.

<Edit - Here is the link to the tiger video (http://www.tigerproducts.com/video/vid3_highspeed.htm)>

Good luck,
Craig

JoeyInCali
10-15-2007, 09:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9LOyy729ik&mode=related&search=billiard%20pool%20cue%20tip%20maintenance%2 0shaper%20scuffer%20conditioner