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Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« on: May 25, 2020, 08:00:16 PM »

Theres plenty of stories flying about at the moment about who sells white label TK bats and who used to and when they changed etc.

I get why brands want to keep it under wraps (and also why the makers sometimes do too) but I also like to -where possible - know what Im buying. Especially with something like a bat whos provenance is pretty critical to its value (if not always its performance).

One think wondered is does anyone know if Keeley use a lathe that makes a hole in the bat/toe guard when binding their bats. Preferably a bat that you know is 100 made theirs or if anyone has visited and has an exceedingly good memory.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 08:19:04 PM »

I have seen several that do not have a hole in the toe through the toe guard, but don't know what is hiding underneath sometimes.

I've had one that didn't have a toe guard and also didn't have a hole in the toe either.
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 08:21:53 PM »

Theres plenty of stories flying about at the moment about who sells white label TK bats and who used to and when they changed etc.

I get why brands want to keep it under wraps (and also why the makers sometimes do too) but I also like to -where possible - know what Im buying. Especially with something like a bat whos provenance is pretty critical to its value (if not always its performance).

One think wondered is does anyone know if Keeley use a lathe that makes a hole in the bat/toe guard when binding their bats. Preferably a bat that you know is 100 made theirs or if anyone has visited and has an exceedingly good memory.

Thanks in advance.

Also this is a keeley thy doesn't have a hole in the toe either.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAF5c3XhY6c/?igshid=1henj28npbojq

Neither do any of these...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BmfKD2-gwK0/?igshid=1srh3fc8lam3w

Unless keeley has 2 separate lathes and changes his mindon which one to use, no, they don't have a spike in the toe.
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 08:31:01 PM »

My BB didn't have one in
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 08:35:35 PM »

Either keeley have 2 lathes, or some 'reputable' brands that claim 'keeley made' are full of something beginning with S.
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 09:00:15 PM »

Why would having 2 lathes make a difference?
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 09:05:49 PM »

Why would having 2 lathes make a difference?
If one has a spindle that punctures the toe guard it makes a hole in the toe and the other doesnt? Possible the second isnt a lathe so much as just a jog for holding and spinning a bat while binding.


Its perfectly plausible tbh, would just rather know if possible.
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 09:08:05 PM »

The only ones I know of for sure that have a lathe spindle which leaves a hole in the toe is Salix and Hunts County And Garrad & Flack. The two Keeleys Iv had didnt have this hole in the toe
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2020, 09:13:53 PM »

I can confirm my BB doesn't have the hole either
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Re: Keeley bats, lathe spindle hole
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2020, 10:30:23 PM »

None of my 25 Keeleys have any hole either..
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