Salix bat repair & reworking service
As our batmaking is totally in-house, so our repairs have always been: our makers are also expert repairers and restorers. We have always completed essential repairs and refurbishments both in and out of warranty1 for non-Salix bats as well as our own, so please find some guidance below on repair costs from the Salix workshop for any brand2 of bat.
All bat repairs completed by Salix benefit from experienced assessment, repair work and finishing. Our aim is to prolong and enhance the life of any bat and to improve its feel wherever necessary and/or possible. We assess each bat carefully to ensure that the right work is carried out and that the bat has a good prognosis. We believe in repairing bats, but we would never advise spending money on a bat unless we consider it worthwhile.
Our full refurbishments have always been especially successful as the effect of a full Salix repair, sand and finish results in the bat returning closest to its original state (better sometimes if newer labels applied). We have on occasion had to prove to players that their finished bat is in fact theirs...!
These specialised sanding processes will naturally reduce weight slightly, but we will also take care to bring the best out in any bat through finishing so that balance and pick-up are optimised. This can be especially helpful when bat purchases are too heavy or do not quite suit. We can often correct a misjudged purchase through weight reduction, repressing, rebalancing or reworking a handle.
If you would like to bring in a bat for repair, then please just call or email to let us know when to expect you. If too far away then please feel free to send the bat(s) in to us with a copy of our returns form and we will be in contact on receipt.
|Service & Repair work||Details||Guide price|
|workshop preparation||for new bats: Bat Wax (linseed wax polish) & anti-scuff sheet applied3||£16.50|
|knocking-in||expert knocking-in by hand & machine (including edges boned), two coats of linseed oil & anti-scuff sheet applied||£30.00|
|basic refurbishment||playing area alone resanded (original labels left intact), new anti-scuff sheet applied & new grip fitted; no repair work||£25.00|
|repair & basic refurbishment||as above, but including all necessary repair work||£35.00|
|repair & full refurbishment||bat fully stripped down, repaired, repressed where necessary, resanded and refinished as new4 with new labels, grip & anti-scuff sheet as necessary||£50.00|
|weight reduction & full refurbishment||reduction of weight as the bat profile allows, including any repair work and full refurbishment as above||£55.00|
|reshaping/reprofiling & full refurbishment||profiling and/or benchwork as necessary, including repressing & full refurbishment as above||£55.00|
|rehandle & full refurbishment||removal and resplicing of new handle, any necessary repair work & full refurbishment as above||£57.50|
|Carriage charges||carriage: next day DPD delivery to UK mainland addresses||£8.50|
note1 - please see batcare for further information about Salix warranty
note2 - a nominal surcharge of £2.50 normally applies to non-Salix bats which contributes towards extra time needed to adapt our processes (eg customising splicing jigs for rehandles)
note3 - toe guards are not fitted as standard, but can be included – please ask for further details
note4 - as close to new as the bat's core state allows