quiet. It doesn't rattle and you can converse over what little noise is
generated. Competitive machines are much louder.
CSM allows the
operator to use as much water as needed for slurry and oil removal without
fear of ball rotation stoppage. The recirculating system using a proven
submersible pump rinses the ball surface of slurry and, by using a small
amount of mild detergent, helps to clean the ball of oil buildup. Operators
of the other machine must be very careful not to use more than a slow drip
of water as the ball will cease to rotate potentially damaging the ball.
mounts also act as moisture shields preventing water from leaking back into
the gearboxes in the gear motors. Users of the other machine are constantly
replacing or rebuilding gearboxes and bearings.
cleaner with little splash over. Cleanup is a simple operation as the
operator merely needs to adjust the inline valve for more volume of water
and hose out the drain basin. The water reservoir can easily be removed,
dumped and fresh water added as needed. Although it is not recommended, the
same water can be used for many days running without adversely affecting the
pump or the finish job attained. In our experimenting we have deliberately
tried to destroy pumps and gear motors by abusing them far beyond their
intended usage. Both these items are efficient and durable. They are
inexpensive to replace and are readily available. Both have 1 year
warranties. The competition has a small reservoir that must be wiped out.
CSM can be
used in highly visible locations such as the concourse of a bowling center
without fear of making a huge mess. Just the normal operation of the machine
is captivating to prospective customers and the results obtained are
CSM does a
complete job from rough sand to high polish. Also, now available are diamond
cutting pads that are durable and efficient thus removing the one advantage
the other machine claimed.
CSM can be
left running without fear of rotation stoppage and subsequent ball damage.
Simply set the timer for the desired duration. It will shut off
automatically when the time is up.
CSM is easy to
dial in and easy to work on. All parts are guaranteed and readily
available. The machine is made of stainless steel eliminating damage by the
corrosive slurry created by the sanding. The machine can be adjusted by
setting the adjustment knob, by changing the settings on the carriage bolts
under each motor mount and by the usage of shims between the mandrels and
the cutting blocks. The machines have a built in reversing switch allowing
one motor to run in the reverse direction. Reversing one motor changes the
plugs perfectly round and will not flatten existing holes.
inexpensive to operate. The cost to resurface a ball varies but at most costs usually do not exceed $.50 per ball.
revenue from complete resurface jobs a price for value added can be asked
for resurfacing while finishing plugs. It is easier to finish plugs using
the CSM than doing them by hand and a fee can be charged for this service.
Clean and polish jobs just prior to league play are a source of extra
income. This may be justification for a second machine as our experience has
shown that the machine is in constant use from an hour to an hour and a half
before league just doing clean and polish jobs. We charge $3.50 for this
service. It generates $25 to $50 every day during the season.
lease programs are available to qualified buyers so they can let the machine
pay for itself while they use it.
not been a problem to date as machines are shipped within two days of
receipt of order and/or credit approval.
from credible users of CSM are available. One such is Rod Ross who has had a
great deal of experience with both the Haus machine and CSM. Rod says that
in comparison the CSM is an industrial, commercial grade ball resurfacer
while the other machine is a toy.
After many years and
hundreds of machines in use we have experienced few service problems that
could not be easily and quickly taken care of.