This guide is a general overview, we can’t tell you how to put together every table that is out there, but if you read this article, you will have a good idea of how big a task this is, and what you need to achieve it
Assembling a standard full-sized table is usually no small task. You do not need to be an expert handyperson to accomplish this, but having someone there with a bit of practical know-how is without doubt a significant advantage.
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A full-size table weighs in at over 200lb, and will usually be delivered in two packages. You would want to put the table together in the place that you are going to use it. Building it in your garage, for example, then moving it is going to be difficult, as the table will be cumbersome and large. It will not fit through doors or around corners easily.
Before you begin, you should have:
You should have the manufactures manual with the package; if you don’t, you will probably be able to download a copy from the internet which will be the fastest way of getting them.
If you cannot find the instructions, email the manufacturer and as them to email a copy to you, this is much faster than waiting for a copy to be send to you in the post.
Another great idea is to look on YouTube for a video of how to put together the table. This is a lot better than looking at the instructions on paper, if you can find the video, I would recommend that you watch it from start to finish before you do anything with your purchase.
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Moving to another location is NOT included
This is an excellent option for people who are not at all practical, or do not have a lot of time, or like me are lazy!
The setup for each table is going to be different. However, there is going to be a lot of commonalities, as tables are basically the same, players attached to rods attempting to hit a ball through a hole!
1.) Go through the initial steps mentioned above, making sure that you have everything that you need.
2) Attach the Table Base to the bottom/legs
3) Attach the playing surface to the table’s top.
Be very careful; you need to keep the base in perfect condition. Any dents can cause the ball not to travel straight
4) Attach the table’s sides and rods to the table
5) Attach the side to each other, using the supplied corner pieces
6) Attach the legs and Levellers to the table
7) Attach the straighteners to the legs, so that the table cannot wobble
8) Insert the rods into the table, and attach the players to the rods.
(Ensure that the players are facing the right way, they should be pointing towards the opponent’s goal). Remember Foosball Rod Lubricant on each rod to make them slide correctly
9) Attach the handles and the stoppers to the rods
10) Fit the goals, scoreboards and the serving holes to the table
The most important thing after assembling a table is using foosball lubricant on all of the rods.
Without this the game will be slow and the rods will not last as long.
For a foosball table model that has 8 rods, 4 on each size, figure out which rods are offensive and defensive, since there is a difference in the spacing between the men based on this.
After you figured out how far apart the foosball men are supposed to be placed on the rods, be sure that they are facing the right way. Identify the cross-hatched side of the player’s foot and place the figurine so that this side is facing the opponent’s goal.
If you installed the foosball men correctly, the smooth side of the figurine will face your own goal.
On a twenty-six-player football table you can either have one-on-one matches, with two players, each handling 4 rods, or a two-on-two game, with 4 people, each one controlling 2 rods.
If you have a twenty-two-player foosball table, you could try to squeeze in four people on one team, each one handling one foosball rod, but the game could lose appeal because it is quite crowded.
For larger groups, you can opt for six people or eight people foosball tables. There will better accommodate three-on-three matches and four-on-four matches.
You should make sure you have someone to help you before you begin the process of a foosball table assembly, as you will have a hard time holding the parts in place and attaching them with no help.
At least two people are needed to put together a foosball table. Usually, if there are 3 people working on this, it will be easier. Since it takes about 3 hours to assemble a foosball table, the more people helping you, the faster you will get it done.
If you require more information, please check these references
www.foosball.com , article, “Tablebuildingguide Html”, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2020
www.matterhackers.com , article, “How To Build A Foosball Table”, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2020
www.olhausenbilliards.com , article, “Foosball Assembly Pdf”, retrieved on, Tue 28-May-2020
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