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The Low Down on Joint Protectors

Posted by : PoolDawg Staff

If you own a pool cue, this is an email you simply must read. Joint Protectors, also known as Joint Caps, are a must have for any pool cue owner. When you break your cue down, even if you're storing it in a good case, your collar, joint and pin are still exposed. A good joint protector set will protect these essential parts of your cue, extending the overall life of your cue.

Joint protectors come in all shapes and sizes, as pool cues are manufactured with a number of different pin sizes. The most common pin sizes are Uni-Loc, 5/16 x 14, 5/16 x 18, 3/8 x 10 and 3/8 x 14.

The following is a general break down of pin sizes most often used by manufacturer:

5/16 x 14
Schon
Joss
Balabushka (new)
Falcon


5/16 x 18
Meucci
Viking
Action
Elite
Athena
Adventure/Mayhem
Griffin
 

3/8 x 10
McDermott
5280


3/8 x 14
Scorpion
Cuetec
MLB/NFL Licensed Cues

 

Uni-Loc
Katana
Predator
Lucasi Hybrid Cues / Lucasi Custom Cues

 

 

Keep in mind that some cuemakers do change the pin styles and sizes they use, so doublecheck your cue to make sure you have the right pin size. As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us or call toll free at 866-THE-DAWG.
 

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