Salix bat repair and 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 brand of bat.
Any bat repair completed by Salix benefits 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. There are so many ‘handmade’ bats out there, which often are not quite as good as their claims. 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.
|Repair work||Outline of work||Guide price|
|workshop preparation||light oil, fitting of toe guard & antiscuff facing, regrip as necessary||£20.00|
|minor localised repair||e.g. toe/edge repair leaving rest of bat intact, plus regrip||£25.00|
|repair & basic refurbishment||repair, refacing/taping and regrip - all necessary repair work but leaving original labels so the upper part of the blade is not resanded||£35.00|
|repair & full refurbishment||as above but fully stripping the bat down and refinishing as new2||£47.50|
|weight reduction & full refurbishment||reduction of weight as the bat profile allows, including any repair work and full refurbishment, so refinished as new2||£47.50|
|rehandle & full refurbishment||removal and resplicing of new handle, full refurbishment as new* including any necessary repair work||£50.00|
|Carriage charges||carriage – standard||£8.50|
note1 - please see batcare for further information about Salix warranty
note2 - as close to new as the bat's state allows