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  • Twister pins in Brunswick machines

    Anybody running Twister pins the Brunswick machines? Wanting to get the pros and cons of the pins. I have run a sample set for a month and had no real major problems with them. Just wanting to tap into the knowledge pool.

    billman
    let me be myself

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    Re: Twister pins in Brunswick machines

    I rebuilt a little 4 lane A-2 center over the summer that had just purchased a set of Twisters and so far they have had no problems...Besides sticking in the pockets of those junk modular pin wheels... I took a grinder to the pockets and coated them with deck chute conditioner and the sticking disappeared,,,
    41 years and still learning....
    lanedoctor@hotmail.com

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      Re: Twister pins in Brunswick machines

      billman,

      The house I'm at just bought a set of Twisters and has run them for two weeks. No hang-up in buckets and no adjustments of snubber, turret wires, or halo ring. Have not had any pin related stops so far (knock on wood). They look like a good pin for Brunswick pinsetters. We have A's so deck doesn't shift hard.

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        Re: Twister pins in Brunswick machines

        We have the Twisters in a center I work at a few times a week, and the problem I see with them. Is they are very HARD to clean, also the necks like to break in half after a while also. They do run fine if you keep your deck chutes clean, if you dont they could cause a problem. My own preferance would be go with the AMF's, but everyone is different. They have had the pins in for almost 2 years, the chutes were not getting cleaned and sticking all over, after we cleaned and armor alled them they were fine.

        Good luck
        Eddie.

        P.S. The thing I do like is you dont run a lot of Out Of Ranges.

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        • #5
          Re: Twister pins in Brunswick machines

          Biggest problem I've had is the bottoms peel away and pins fall over.

          We have to melt the bottoms to temporarily fix them problem.

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