How to use this tip tool?

FeelDaShot

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I've attached a photo of a tip tool. What's the purpose of the center portion between the two prongs? When I purchased it (online), I thought there were blades in there so you can spin the tip between the two prongs and it would shave off the mushroomed portion of the tip. But there is no blade. It's just smooth metal on the inside of the prongs. Seems like a POS to me...anyone want it? lol
 

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VIProfessor

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Haven't seen one of those in many, many moons! The purpose of it was to burnish the sides of the tip and help prevent spread. But certainly, in today's market there are much better tip tools to be had. I use and recommend Last4Ever.
 

garczar

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I've attached a photo of a tip tool. What's the purpose of the center portion between the two prongs? When I purchased it (online), I thought there were blades in there so you can spin the tip between the two prongs and it would shave off the mushroomed portion of the tip. But there is no blade. It's just smooth metal on the inside of the prongs. Seems like a POS to me...anyone want it? lol
these are ok just to scuff/shape. those inner sides i think are to burnish after sanding the sides of the tip.
 

skogstokig

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Cut the "forks" off with a hack saw, and use the rest of it.

i sometimes drop this tool on the pool hall floor, put my foot on the forks and scuff the tip by holding the cue upside down, spinning it. like making a fire, only just a few revolutions. fast and uniform (90 deg) scuffing that way
 

mattb

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I use it and like it but it has to be the old metal ones, not the new plastic ones.

If the tip is installed correctly it should not come off. None of mine ever have but I do a light burnish. I don't cram it down like I am trying to take out the mushroom.
 

bbb

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I've attached a photo of a tip tool. What's the purpose of the center portion between the two prongs? When I purchased it (online), I thought there were blades in there so you can spin the tip between the two prongs and it would shave off the mushroomed portion of the tip. But there is no blade. It's just smooth metal on the inside of the prongs. Seems like a POS to me...anyone want it? lol
I havent read the replies but i would advise you to throw it away and buy a last4ever tip tool
jmho
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CocoboloCowboy

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That Tool is like Swiss Army knife, do man things, IMHO nothing well.

Chalk & 220 sand paper shape,, and deglaze Tip. New Dollar bill is go burnished for mini mushrooms.

UltimateTool is not something I would own, had one gift to me, scratched ferrel, gave it away.
 
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Catalin

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Like others said it is meant to burnish the sides of the tip but it will scratch the ferrule try at your own risk.

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buckshotshoey

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Like others said it is meant to burnish the sides of the tip but it will scratch the ferrule try at your own risk.

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Come on people.... it's not the inside tip burnisher that scratches the ferrule. It is the sandpaper on the OUTSIDE of the forks that do the scratching when you remove mushrooms (sanding the side of the tip). Like any tool, you need to use it properly.
 

kev_eh

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Can someone point to a thread on proper use of these tools for cue tip care? I've looked around, but found a very mixed bag of demos, and nothing really detailed, step-by-step. Whichever is the best method/tool would help narrow it down. Many thanks!
 

xX-Wizard-Xx

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Can someone point to a thread on proper use of these tools for cue tip care? I've looked around, but found a very mixed bag of demos, and nothing really detailed, step-by-step. Whichever is the best method/tool would help narrow it down. Many thanks!
forget about the prongs and the sandpaper on the side ... use for Nickle or dime shaping and roughing the surface .... the other functions are not safe to use on the cue
 
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