I bought this pool table for me and my friends for just basic fun. None of is are by any means "Pool Sharks" and cant pull of any amazing trick shots, However this table is incredibly well for the price i payed. The table came in a relatively big box (still smaller than expected) and even though the web site says it only weighs about 200-300 pounds, when its in the box with all the packaging, weighs more like 500 pounds or so. This pool table is i believe the exact same thing as the other East Sports Pool table sears sells as well for about the same price. The only complaints I have to say about this product is that the table is slightly un-level around the edges. It makes it easy to sink a ball along the edge of the table because it will keep curving closer to the rail and bouncing back to it. Other than that, its easy to level the rest of the table with a 3' level (There is adjustable screws on all 4 legs as well as 2 places you can raise or lower in the middle).
I seen this product while I was shopping for tools in store and I thought to myself I should take this home!!!! Boy was I wrong. I have only had this table for 2 days and I WISH I COULD HAVE MY MONEY BACK. Upon taking items out of the boxes I noticed right away the laminate on the cue rack is EXTREMELY LOW QUALITY. It was not even attached in some areas. I had to get glue before they got broken off. Assembly took at least 3 or 4 hours and now that all the screws that hold the tabletop to cabinet are screwed in, the tabletop still moves around. The felt on my table is faded and one of the bumpers has a a very dark stain on. Both show up very well against the other vivid areas of the table. The top of side rails have indentions from the poor packaging of this item. I thought the finish on the table would be a good idea except for the fact that it is bubbled in some areas & is highly noticeable. The Like other reviewers said balls will just fall in after the table is leveled, possibly due to an uneven playing surface. My expectations were not high for the sub $300 price tag but I did expect a better quality product. I wish I saved my cash and put towards a real table. If you want a table without breaking the bank i suggest you avoid this and buy off craigslist.
For the price this is a good table. After reading a couple of the reviews I paid for the delivery and I'm glad I did, the item is heavy. I could of pickup the item at my local Sears store without a problem(have a big truck), but there is no way we could have gotten it off the truck and into the play room. The delivery guys delivering put it right in the play room for me.
As for the level problems stated in other reviews, not a problem. First, when you put the table top on the bed base don't tighten the screws but finger tight. Second, make sure the center level brackets under the table are fasten to the table and then pull down by tightening counterclockwise; this brings the top down flat. Now level the table with a level. Finally check to see how the cue ball rolls when it comes to a stop, if it hooks in towards the center on one side, tighten the screws. This pulls the top to the out rails. I think the problem the one reviewer was having was that they over tighten those screws to begin with and it pull the top on the edges causing the ball to hug the rail.
My tabel is perfectly level and the balls roll true.
This table has issue with all four edged being lover than the top surface. It looks like last 6 inches around the perimeter of the table are slanting down. This defect makes balls to roll towards the bumper or fall into packet.
I have tried to pull table down with adjusting screws, but without success.
I could not reach manufacturer http://themdsports.com/contact due to they website being down.
I will return table to sears.
Lumps under felt.
Holes to mount the top do not line up.
Call for help.
Do not bother with that it's a waste of time.
Having just had my ?ah-ha? moment with this pool table, and finally success at leveling it, I had to share in case others are having problems. Overall, FOR THE PRICE, this is a decent pool table.
Delivery from Sears is a nightmare. Didn?t show up the first time. Came and went too early the second time. Very terrible service from Sears, but I finally got it in time for Christmas. Be warned?this thing is HEAVY. Very, very heavy.
Setup for me (I did it all alone) took about 5 hours; slower than other reviewer times, but I would have struggled to do it any faster and my fingers were bloody and blistered after those 5 hours from hand tightening everything! A few of the holes did not line up (not even close) but I was able to work around the poor workmanship and get it to work.
The problem comes with the leveling. I?m not in construction, but I?m also not an idiot when it comes to tools. But for the life of me I could not get this thing leveled. The problem is the edges are built so the table slants down on the edges; no matter what I tried (and I tried a lot) I could not get this thing leveled to a satisfactory degree. One side was always higher than the other even though I raised and lowered every leg and the under table adjusters. The unlevel playing service was noticeable as balls would roll too much toward the lower side. But then I read a recent review and realized what to do. There are two wooden beams under the table that allow you to raise or lower the table (primarily the center of the table). On mine, I needed the center of the table to go a lot lower than it would so the rails/sides would be at the same height. To do this, I drilled new holes in those center beams?about �? above the pre-cut holes. I think I used a 3/8" spade bit. After drilling four of these and reattaching it to the table, I was able to actually lower the table enough to get the whole thing leveled. It really is simple (and really stupid that it must be done) but I didn?t get it until another review mentioned this too. I bought some carpet mover gliding disks (small) to put under the legs and it helps with the leveling (my table sits on a rug on top of carpet) and also makes it easy to move the table or straighten the rug it sits on.
Overall, FOR THE PRICE, it is a decent table. But, poor manufacturing workmanship and absolutely TERRIBLE customer service and delivery from Sears made it much more of a hassle than it should have been. I don?t think the description mentions it, but it comes with pool balls, chalk, and two cue sticks.
This table is great! Folks, don't expect it to be perfectly level when you put the last screws in. That wouldn't make any sense. First, make sure your base is level to the floor by adjusting the feet at each corner and measuring at the rails with a carpenter's level. Next, when you first install the top, the surface of the table is going to be too high in the center, so you need to raise the perimeter. It's an easy and logical fix. Get a marble, a small rectangular piece of glass from a picture frame and buy a $4 package of wood shims. Loosen, but do not remove, the 18 bolts around the underside of the table AND loosen the 2 leveling brackets in the center underneath. Slide 2 shims under each end of the table and 4 under each side, evenly spaced. Slip them in about half way. Now tighten the 2 brackets in the middle all the way down. The table will still be slightly high in the middle. Carefully use your glass from a picture frame and place it on the FELT along the perimeter. Place a marble on the glass to measure evenness on all edges as you go. If it's level, the marble won't roll off the glass. Work the shims in around the table until each area is level and the marble no longer rolls to the edge. Loosen your 18 bolts just a little as necessary to get your shims in, BUT DON'T LET THEM COME ALL THE WAY OUT. When it's all nice and level and your marble stays put, tighten perimeter bolts. You can always loosen and adjust shims in the future. Enjoy your perfectly level table and have fun.
This table can not be leveled properly because it is
raised in the middle so when you break all of the balls
just go to the edges and eventually into the pockets.
This is a great buy for the price. My husband and I have played everyday since we received it. Easy assembly and great play once you get it leveled. You need to be sure to level all the legs and the 2 levelers underneath the surface. The wood finish is a bit lighter than the picture which made it look even nicer. It's more of a medium cherry than a dark walnut. The legs are plastic on the outside with mdf supports on the inside, which doesn't look bad at all. Overall, if you are looking for a low priced good pool table, then this is it.