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hammerj

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Ball Maint
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:06:45 PM »
Hello everybody, I retired a couple of months ago and now I have time to bowl more. I am in 3 leagues at 2 different houses. So I am looking at 2 different ball spinners, Innovative 1/2 HP and Vertex 1/2 HP which one is better ? I am also looking at Vertex ball reviver and Salmon Creek Nu- Ball , So what one of these is best ? I would like to do my own ball maint. Thanks.

 

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 06:00:20 AM »
I have the NuBall and it is great. It is worth the money. I even charge my friends and other people at the bowling alley 10.00 a ball and it already paid for itself.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 11:40:36 AM »
Hello everybody, I retired a couple of months ago and now I have time to bowl more. I am in 3 leagues at 2 different houses. So I am looking at 2 different ball spinners, Innovative 1/2 HP and Vertex 1/2 HP which one is better ? I am also looking at Vertex ball reviver and Salmon Creek Nu- Ball , So what one of these is best ? I would like to do my own ball maint. Thanks.

Honestly plenty of people on here swear by both the Innovative and Vertex so can't go wrong with either.  I have had the Innovative for over a year now and it works great.  Only hiccup is occasionally top rubber ring comes partially off when lift up a ball but sure that could be easily fixed if I was more handy and or motivated.  Very minor problem as I just put it back on and its good to go.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 04:46:49 PM »

Honestly plenty of people on here swear by both the Innovative and Vertex so can't go wrong with either.  I have had the Innovative for over a year now and it works great.  Only hiccup is occasionally top rubber ring comes partially off when lift up a ball but sure that could be easily fixed if I was more handy and or motivated.  Very minor problem as I just put it back on and its good to go.

Go get some 3M Super Weatherstrip & Gasket Adhesive in 2 oz. Size @ AutoZone or favorite parts Store. It'll never move again!

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 06:12:18 PM »
I'm a bit biased for the innovative spinner. Mine is at least two decades old and have never had a single issue with it. It has been used lightly at times and quite hard on  others but I could probably clean the ball dirt off of it and sell it as new but won't consider it.

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2018, 06:43:39 PM »
I have the 1/2 hp Vertex for 7 years and never a problem.  I also have the NuBall revivor.  I use them both constantly as I do service for others besides myself.  Never a problem with either and the temp. settings on the NuBall are very accurate.
I highly recommend  both. However, the Innovative spinner and oven are equally as good, so price may be the deciding factor.

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. Looks like the best one is the one I can get the best deal on.

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2018, 09:17:53 PM »
And on that note, I've never heard anybody say that the 1/2 HP models were any kind of upgrade over the 1/3 HP models. Save some more cash and go with a 1/3 HP model. It will do the same thing as a 1/2 HP model.

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 10:37:00 PM »
I thought I heard the 1/3 HP models can overheat easier if doing multiple resurfaces.  The 1/2 HP also better for polishing IIRC.  Was only like $20 more when I bought mine so don't regret upgrading at all.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 02:29:27 PM »
I have the Nu Ball rejuvenator and the Innovative 1/2 HP---both units are excellent and are worth the purchase price.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 11:20:02 AM »

Honestly plenty of people on here swear by both the Innovative and Vertex so can't go wrong with either.  I have had the Innovative for over a year now and it works great.  Only hiccup is occasionally top rubber ring comes partially off when lift up a ball but sure that could be easily fixed if I was more handy and or motivated.  Very minor problem as I just put it back on and its good to go.

Go get some 3M Super Weatherstrip & Gasket Adhesive in 2 oz. Size @ AutoZone or favorite parts Store. It'll never move again!

+1000 on this tip (sorry to thread jack but wanted to give props).  So far so good.  Was afraid I wasn't patient enough to let the stuff get tacky before bonding materials (only waited a couple of minutes) but funny thing about a 100 degree garage give it time and it will bond.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 11:26:51 AM »
I thought I heard the 1/3 HP models can overheat easier if doing multiple resurfaces.  The 1/2 HP also better for polishing IIRC.  Was only like $20 more when I bought mine so don't regret upgrading at all.

I have owned the 1/3 HP Vertex for ten + years now. It has turned a lot of balls during that time, often multiple in the same session, with nary a problem.

Spend more the for higher HP if you like, but for the home do-it-your-self guys, the 1/3 HP is plenty sufficient.
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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 12:40:58 PM »
Hello everybody, I retired a couple of months ago and now I have time to bowl more. I am in 3 leagues at 2 different houses. So I am looking at 2 different ball spinners, Innovative 1/2 HP and Vertex 1/2 HP which one is better ? I am also looking at Vertex ball reviver and Salmon Creek Nu- Ball , So what one of these is best ? I would like to do my own ball maint. Thanks.

Honestly plenty of people on here swear by both the Innovative and Vertex so can't go wrong with either.  I have had the Innovative for over a year now and it works great.  Only hiccup is occasionally top rubber ring comes partially off when lift up a ball but sure that could be easily fixed if I was more handy and or motivated.  Very minor problem as I just put it back on and its good to go.
What I have done is take a piece of gorilla tape and place it directly over the gap in the rubber and a little bit down each side of the holder and problem solved...rubber on my innovative doesn't come off anymore.

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Re: Ball Maint
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2018, 10:04:09 PM »
Thanks for all of the advice , just ordered a vertex 1/3 hp spinner.