When Should I Replace My Pool Cue Tip?

Keeping your pool cue sticks in good working order will add life to your pool table felt and help your game tremendously. When your cue’s leather tip wears down to the thickness of a dime it’s time to replace the tip. If you continue to use a cuestick that has a worn down tip you increase your chances of miscuing. A miscue is when your cue tip slips off the cueball and digs into the billiard cloth or felt as it’s called. Miscues cause small crescent shaped cuts on the playing field of the pool table. You should always try to keep your pool cue tips well maintained by visually inspecting them a few times a year. This small chore will improve your game and prolong the life of pool table felt.

2 thoughts on “When Should I Replace My Pool Cue Tip?

  1. I have the original six cues which came with my quality pool table.

    Each one needs a new tip, including the ferrule.

    How do I know what size to buy ( tried #14 but they are way too big)?

    • Thanks for your question, Bill. The easiest way to measure the diameter of your pool cue stick is with a caliper. Using millimeters you should be able to come close to finding the right size ferrule. Your cue sticks are probably 13 mm, so if you purchase 14 mm ferrules you’d have a lot of sanding to do. It would be much easier to buy 13 mm ferrules and have to sand the cue shaft slightly to match ferrule diameter. Happy cueing my friend.

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