Pool Cue Joints and Shafts

There are a variety of pins and collars that are used to join the butt to the shaft.

We've put together a list of the most common pin types.

Pin sizes are measured by diameter, and threads per inch.

Radial, Speed-Loc, and Uni-Loc are all name brands of specific pin types and do not conform the the standard pin measurements.

The most common collars are stainless steel, phenolic, or some other synthetic plastic material. You will also find cues that have no collars, and these are referred to as "wood to wood" joints.

Sometimes collars will have decorative rings. These can vary from a single line of silver, to intricate inlay patterns that accentuate the overall design of the cue.

Ever wonder what type of pin your pool cue has? We have created the table below to make it easier for you if you need to order an extra or replacement shaft for your favorite cue.

When buying a shaft, be sure to know beforehand if your joint is flat face - the butt and the shaft are both flat where they meet, or piloted - there is a little nub on the shaft insert that settles in flush against a recess in the collar on the butt.

  3/8x10
5/16x14
5/16x18
Radial
Speed-Loc
Uni-Loc

 

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Joint Listing
                   
                         
3D                      
ACTION                      
ADRENALINE                      
AE Cues                      
ARSENAL                      
BALABUSKA                      
BLACK BOAR                      
BLACK, RICHARD                      
BLAZE                      
BLIZZARD                      
BUSS. JIM                      
CAPONE                    
CUETEC                      
DISHAW                    
DP                    
DREXLER, PAUL                      
DUFFERIN                      
ESPIRITU                      
FALCON                  
FURY                    
GINACUE                      
HAMPTON RIDGE                      
HELMSETTER                    
HUEBLER                      
HUNTER                      
J & J                      
JACOBY                    
JOSEY                      
JOSS                      
JOSS WEST                
JUDD                      
LAMBROS                      
LAYANI                      
LONGONI                      
LUCASI                    
McDANIELS                      
McDERMOTT                      
McWORTER                      
MEUCCI                      
MEZZ                      
MOTTEY, PAUL                      
NITTI                      
NOVA                      
OLIVIER                      
ORCHID                      
PALMER                      
PECHAUER                      
PLAYERS                      
PRATHER                      
PHILLIPI                    
POISON                    
PREDATOR (Before 2002)                    
PREDATOR (After 2002)                      
SAMSARA                    
SCHON                      
SCRUGGS                      
SIEGEL                      
SIERRA                      
SOUTHWEST                      
STEALTH                      
STERLING                      
TAD                      
TEMPEST                      
VARNER                      
VIKING