Probably true but who's equipment is DEAD NUTZ??????????
The Universal Tip Centralizer looks like a very well-built tool and I'm sure it performs wonderfully. However...
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Try my tip centering tool, which I like to call H.A.N.D. (please see attached picture). As you can see, it is a multi-functional tool, with 5 mini-tools securely attached. Once properly calibrated, the two mini-tools on the right can be infinitesimally adjusted from 0.0-152.4mm (range varies on your exact model), which every cue repair professional will agree accommodates EVERY tip on the market, even the ones not invented yet!
***BUT WAIT!**** H.A.N.D. doesn't stop there. H.A.N.D. is also a "smart tool" and can learn to perform other tasks as well! (*Proper connection to B.R.A.I.N. via A.R.M. is required for H.A.N.D. to "learn".) Fully water-proof and air-tight, H.A.N.D. is truly an amazing tool. There is *literally* no job H.A.N.D. can't do!
Don't believe me, see what some of my customers have said:
* To the moon, Alice! - Ralph Kramden (no mini-tools extended)
* Aaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! - Arthur Fonzarelli (one mini-tool extended)
* I want you! - Uncle Sam (different mini-tool extended)
* Give peace a chance. - John Lennon (two mini-tools extended)
H.A.N.D. works perfectfully with other tools, both of a power and non-power nature. H.A.N.D. is also the official tool of every game of Rock, Paper, Scissors ever played in the entire history of the world!
So, the next time you're thinking of buying a single-purpose tool that may or may not be completely necessary, think of H.A.N.D. I bet it can get the job done for far less expense!
Do I see hair on that palm?????
That kind of "tip centralizer" is for a different type of tooling.
I'm new to this cue repair stuff, but I don't think it is cue machinery related...:smile:
I'm sure every cuemaker and cue repair guy has done it.
What people do in the privacy of their own shop is up to them, but we don't need a visual on somebody's version of a human tip tool...
Olaf -- is there any disadvantage (other than price) of using the Model 18 if you'll never use tips larger than 14 mm? Any advantage?