Are You There Drill? Its Me, Michael…

On February 20, 2009, in About PoolDawg, Pool Cue Maintenance, by Michael Feiman

Today was a very special day here at PoolDawg.  As some of you know, I’m the guy who handles all the website and marketing stuff.  Generally speaking, everyone likes to keep me as far away from power tools and ladders as humanly possible.  After 4.5 years though, I’m proud to say that I decided to take the rite of passage, man up and change the weight on a pool cue!

Up until today, the closest I’d ever been to actually changing a weight bolt was writing a note in the computer with instructions saying something along the lines of “please change to 21oz”.  Since we were shorthanded today, I decided this would be the day that I come of age.

I went to the back, grabbed a 19oz cue and took it to the weight change station.  Carefully, I pulled out the rubber butt cap and peered in to see what kind of weight bolt lived in this Action cue.  After a few tries, I found one of the things that goes into the drill matching the bolt.  I made sure the drill was turning in the right direction (righty-tighty, lefty-loosey) and pulled the trigger.

Much to my surprise, it was a pretty easy process.  The original weight bolt came right out, I found one that was the right weight, dropped it in the butt, flipped the switch and drill/screwed away!  Even after my successful weight change they still won’t let me near a ladder.  They keep mumbling something about not being able to afford enough insurance to cover someone like me climbing a ladder.  Not sure what’s up with that since I see people on ladders here all the time…

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