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Do you use a lathe?

YES we do and we can document it 100%. Pics or video can be provided upon request.  


How long have you been shaving bats?

JP has been in the bat shaving business since 2009 and online since 2014. There is pretty much nothing JP hasn't seen and have experience shaving most every model and make you can think of.  Experience AND reputation matter in this business


What is your typical turn around time

Standard turnaround is 3-4 business days (Mon - Fri). Turnaround is purely volume driven and can extend out a few additional days during peak season but for the most, 3-4 days is the norm. We offer an Expedite service for $35 additional. See link below to our expedited service.


Hours of Operation

9am - 6pm EST M-F closed on the weekends. Holidays observed are:

New Years Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)

Christmas Eve and Christmas


Do you have a compression tester?

Yes we do, multiples actually. Visit our Compression Testing link under Useful Information in the store header for more information or click the link below

Compression Testing


Sticker Weight and Finished Weight

We make our best efforts to match up the finished weight to sticker, however, this is not always the case. There could be some variation due to the balancing / finished weight requested in correlation to the bat getting serviced, construction of the bat from the factory as well as stock availability. If you prefer to have a bat with matching sticker to finished weight, please let us know up front.


Will you have to replace my end cap if I get the bat shaved?

The answer is mostly no. We can get most caps out clean and pride ourselves on doing so as many bat doctors can not make this claim. There are a select few bats that end cap replacement is necessary and our replacement caps look identical to factory and have similar wear patterns. You will never know the difference.


Starting weight

When shaving a bat, this does not matter in most cases. All similar bats less the end cap and any counter weighting weighs exactly the same (called shell weight). The way the factory weights the bat to sticker is through handle weighting (balancing) or in the end cap (end loading). We can do either, your preference. Most cases (not all), we can shave a 30 oz sticker weighted bat and make it weigh 25 oz and only shave out 1 oz. The rest of the weight is being offset by moving it around or taking it out completely. We can also shave a lesser weighted bat from factory and make it a heavier finished weight with a different balancing.

What weight and balancing should I choose?

For weight, we suggest sticking with whatever you feel most comfortable swinging. Rule of thumb is you want to be using the heaviest bat possible you can swing the fastest. Example, you can swing a 26 and 27 oz bat the same speed, but when moving to a 28, your swing speed diminishes. A 27 oz bat is what you should be swinging.

For balancing, an end loaded bat will always out distance a balanced bat all things equal. There is more inertia in an end loaded bat as the weight is pushed out to the end. This enables the bat to drive through the ball without any recoil. If you were to slow down anyone's swing at the MOI (moment of impact), you will notice the bat bounce a little when making contact. End load helps reduce this recoil as there is more force hitting through the ball. If you are looking for all out control, a balanced bat is what we recommend. Think of it this way....say you are balancing a pencil on your finger. Is a pencil that weighs the same on both ends easier to control or is one with more weight on one side than the other. Same principle when hitting.

Can you shave used bats?

Yes we can. We fully evaluate used bats as they come in for service to ensure they are still structurally sound before performing the service. If we find any issues during the eval, we will contact you to discuss.


Can I send you a bat for service without an order?

Yes, however, the turnaround will more than likely be delayed.  All mail in orders are serviced first in, first out, first paid less the order being expedited.  All boxes mailed in less an order are dropped in the "I dont know" bin because we "dont know" what to do with your order.  Due to the sheer volume on any given day, it is sometimes hard for us to follow up right away with the owner and thats if their is paperwork in the package.  Additionally, once your payment is received, the bat goes into the processing queue from date of payment, not from date received.  

The best way to proceed, for any mail in service, is to purchases the services upfront so 1) we know your bat is coming (gets logged) 2) we have all the necessry information of what of services to perform on the purchase order 3) the order goes into the queue.  


Do you service aluminum bats?

Any reputable bat doctor will say no, the answer is no. We have a blog on aluminum bats as to why.


Do you price match?

Yes and no. Please contact us if you have a price match question


Do you offer any discounts to Military or first responders?

Yes we do, see our discounts located under Specials in the store header or click the link below

Military / First Responder Discount


Do you stock bats?

Yes, most everything you see on our website we stock. If you see a bat we do not stock and would like a price, please give us a call to discuss.

Have you swung the bats you offer for sale?

Yes, we have swung them all stock and shaved and can give you an informed, honest opinion. We are the only online bat doctor who actually plays slowpitch softball as well as D1 baseball back in JPs college days.  Visit our YouTube channel for actual videos of JP swinging bats!  Who else do you see showcasing their own bats?  Its for good reason why you dont see them online!

Do you ship international?

For international shipments, we only ship to APOs and Canada.  If you are located somewhere else and would like one of our bats, we do ship to freight forwarders.  


Are there duties to be paid on Canadian shipments?

Although we cannot control customs, all bats shipped to Canada are shipped as gift and $20 value. 


How Turnaround Time is calculated

See link below.  Its a short read

Turn Around Time


How long will the bat last?

The answer is it all depends. Shaving a bat will reduce the durability as the walls are now thinner than factory. The variables to consider on longevity are: how hard do you swing? What kind of balls are you using? Do you square up or cut the ball? Is this a team bat? The temperature? All of this comes into play. We cannot make any guarantees, its all guesstimates.  Our suggestion is to limit its use to only you and not hit a lot of BP with the bat, do not use very hard balls and do not swing it in the cold. I know it is hard not to do, but if you want it to last, this is the protocol.

Do you offer any warraties?

Stock bats come with a 12 month warranty if there is a factory warranty (we match it). Rolled, Shaved or any bat that has been altered internally such as discs, sleeves or collars removed are sold as-is without warranty on breakage, however, we do warranty our cap work should it break due to our process. See our disclaimer for full details


What bats are best for clincher balls?

For the Clincher, we recommend a stiff bat. The Clincer ball is very spongy and turns to mush quickly. From our experience, stiffer bats get these balls to compress more which propels them further vs. bats not as stiff. Not to say other bats do not hit this ball well, but in our professional opinion, go with a stiffer product for best results.  Senior bats will also work better than ASA or USSSA bats from our experience.


What makes us different from the rest? 

1) Professionalism and courteous.  We value and appreciate our customers. We answer all email, all texts and all calls promptly, practically 24/7.  If you miss us on a call, we usually will get back to you in less than an hour during normal operations

2) We use real equipment and can back it up by video.  Do not settle for those who cannot document.  It is for good reason why they cant! 

3) Experience pays.  9+ years as of 2020 with over 125,000 bats under our belts.  Not many come close to this mark

4) Our cap work is one of the best in the business, if not the best in the business.  Try us out and see for yourself.  

5) We provide you with honest answers and recommendations

6) If we shaved your bat, we will fix your bat for free if the cap comes loose or there is glue in the barrel. This sometimes does happen, but it is an easy and quick fix and a rareity. 

7) Although we do value sales, there is no haggling or pressuring into purchasing. JP is a no none sense, straight shooter.  Our reputation will speak for itself.  


Should you have any other questions relating to our service or bats, feel free to call or text. Thank you



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