Ball Polisher

iusedtoberich

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The diamond one is generally regarded as the best. It’s cons are it’s size and it’s price.
 

jrctherake

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Haven't thought about a budget, just want a good one.

If there's no budget, I would go diamond. There's others that are good quality as well but IMO, diamond are better than most and add to that, diamond billiards stands behind what they sell.

Diamond has quality products and provide great service AFTER the sale and that is a hard combo to find these days.

Jeff
 

RunEmOut08

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I made my own for about $45 and works great! I really would say that the Diamond one is the best, I just didn’t want to drop $500 on it.
 

Bavafongoul

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I have had a Ballstar for the past 20 years.....works great and nary any problems whatsoever.
 

jrctherake

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I made my own for about $45 and works great! I really would say that the Diamond one is the best, I just didn’t want to drop $500 on it.

I know several people that have built their own balls polishers and most of them work pretty good and some of them work extremely well for the money spent.

If I had been physically able, I would have built my own but it just wasn't worth the hassle.

Heck, I do good to just walk around the block without pain, much less make a trip for material, get tools out, do the work and clean up....whew....it made me tired and hurt just thinking about it.

I envy you guys that are still healthy enough to do such things.

Jeff
 

jrctherake

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I have had a Ballstar for the past 20 years.....works great and nary any problems whatsoever.

I have a friend that's had a ballstar cleaner for a long time and he loves it. He told me the older ballstars are better than the newer ballstars.

It seems everything was made better back when...more metal, less plastic. Bigger, more powerful motors that would last a life time. Nowadays, not so much, but they cost more....funny how that works.

Jeff
 

poolhustler

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I have a friend that's had a ballstar cleaner for a long time and he loves it. He told me the older ballstars are better than the newer ballstars.

It seems everything was made better back when...more metal, less plastic. Bigger, more powerful motors that would last a life time. Nowadays, not so much, but they cost more....funny how that works.

Jeff

Yo Jeff … My experience has been just the opposite. My first Ballstar had many issues. I bought the newer version a couple years ago and it has been trouble free.

I highly recommend the BallStar!!
 

fiftyyardline

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One that does NOT wear the outer ball surface. If you cleaning one ball set. Use your hands and just clean water.

Yes - stick with a polisher ( like the Diamond) that separates the balls as they rotate. It cannot be good in the long run for the balls to rotate and rub against each other as they are cleaned (as in most homemade bucket polishers) . That will inevitably lead to wear that reduces the ball diameters.
 

9ball5032

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The Aramith Astron 5 is probably the best. It also cleans tables, racks balls and serves drinks. At $150,000 its kinda pricey..........
 

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Island Drive

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Yes - stick with a polisher ( like the Diamond) that separates the balls as they rotate. It cannot be good in the long run for the balls to rotate and rub against each other as they are cleaned (as in most homemade bucket polishers) . That will inevitably lead to wear that reduces the ball diameters.

I opened/ran a new room with 14 tables. I hand wiped every ball, every am just before opening with a damp rag, using a clean cotton bar towel. We averaged $70,000 per yr, just in table time. This was a Hinkenlooper Pool Room/Brewery that served Pot Roast and Mashed potatoes for lunch every day, with fresh beer bread made ea day. It took Two years for the surfaces to become more porous. If I had a ball with a Mark on it, I would foucus/rub that spot on the counter with my damp bar rag laying flat.

I've owned my own room and designed and built out two others.
 
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