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Garlando handles

Post by Tony » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:08 pm

I've just bought a second hand Garlando but apart from the goalies all the other players are in the wrong places so I need to move the rods around. Do the handles come off the rods? If so how are they fitted on? If not, how do you get the rods out? Please help as its doing my head in playing with my attackers between their goalie and defenders and with midfielders with their backs to the ball when its put in!!!!

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Post by Chaz » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:19 pm

They hammer off. Get an adjustable spanner, put it around the rod next to the handle and close to tight and wrap with a cloth. Hit it with a mallet. I suggest a bit of cloth / kitchen towel between the spanner and the handle to avoid damage. That make sense? :?

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Post by Chaz » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:21 pm

Oh wait, is this telescopic? I can't remember if the handles need to come off with telescopic rods or if you can just manoveur them out?

If its through rod, the 5-rods are a pain to hammer the handles off on high sided ie. glass toped tables.

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Post by Mase » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:31 pm

I dont mean to be patronising but you do know the rods go in order.

1-2-5-3.

I just mention that as i went to a pub the other day and they had 2 men at the front and 3 at the back.

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Post by Tony » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:49 pm

Yes, I do know the order thanks Mase! Although I'm not sure what telescopic rods are. The table is glass topped and like those you get in arcades.

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Post by Tony » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:01 am

Are through rods the type I remember years ago where they go right through the other side and you could annoy your opponent by moving his players! If so mine must be telescopic as they don't go through the other side. I have tried to get the rods out and think it would be really hard without taking the handles off.

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Post by El Capitan » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:26 am

telescopic rods should come out with the handles on.

They are a very tight squeeze, but it's easier to force them out rather than bash the handles off.

best of luck.

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Post by fool_on_the_hill » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:28 am

It is possible to get either type of rods out without taking the handles off, but on a high-sided (glass-top) table it's not easy, and might be impossible without some (very minor) damage to the handles or cabinet.

As long as the handles haven't been glued on (which is occasionally the case) folow Chaz's advice for removing them. You might not even need a mallet. I find that putting the adjustable spanner around the rod (with it's width set to slightly more than the rod diameter) grabbing hold of one of the players and whacking the handle a few times is usually sufficient.

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Post by Tony » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:10 am

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll give it a go. :D

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Post by stumpy » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:12 am

as per the demo i gave to chaz and zico at oxford, the handles can be removed without the use of a hammer

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Post by Mase » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:41 am

I heard about that demo, seriously dude, that was awesome, not for the faint hearted!

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Post by El Capitan » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:09 pm

It depends on the handles/rods there are some which cannot physically be removed by hand - even by stumps.

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Post by Tony » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:26 pm

I've done it! I had to take the side off completely. Thanks everyone. My life is complete!

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Post by Catherine » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:45 pm

stumpy wrote:as per the demo i gave to chaz and zico at oxford, the handles can be removed without the use of a hammer
It took me about an hour to get off one handle...eventually with a saw!!! (rather 2 saws, cause I broke the first one!) :lol:
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Post by Mase » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:34 am

All tables with new handles, those with the wooden inserts virtually flat with the handle will come out with handle on. So hopefully no need to remove handles any more!

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