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ABS Folding Tables vs Plastic Folding Tables

There are a number of different folding tables on the market for hotels, banquet halls, party rental companies and other high-turnover industries where durable tables are not only a must, but a necessity. Today’s blog post will examine two kinds of folding tables that are often mistaken as being the same material – ABS Folding Tables vs Plastic Folding Tables. This post will give an unbiased look at the specifications of the two so that a company can choose what best meets their needs. Read on to learn more:

ABS Folding Tables:

6-ft Rectangular ABS Table

  • 5-year material and manufacturing defect warranty.
  • Made of highly durable ABS plastic which is very structurally sturdy with the ability to stand up well to external impacts
  • Considered the strongest folding table on the market
  • Supports 2000+ lbs
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • ¾” table edge (fits most wood table skirting clips)
  • Table legs fold for easy storage and handling
  • Corners designed to absorb and withstand a drop of 1ft without structural damage to the table or corner
  • Useable Indoors or Outdoors
  • 16 gauge square steel frame
  • PVC edging
  • Gravity lock folding legs
  • Paper honeycomb core
  • Comes in Grey only
  • Expensive upfront cost with long life

Plastic Folding Tables:

6-ft Plastic Folding Table

  • Supports up to 1000 lbs of weight evenly distributed across the table.
  • 2-year warranty against material or manufacturing defects.
  • Light-grey high-density hollow core resin that is reinforced with square steel tubing.
  • Wishbone-style folding legs with a gravity-slide lock for added stability.
  • 17 gauge (1.4mm) steel tubing.
  • Tabletop is 1.8" thick
  • Scratch-resistant glides included
  • Grey powder coated legs
  • Fold Flat Design
  • Highly-durable Materials
  • Usable indoors or outdoors
  • Made in China
  • Cost effective solution

If you’re interested in a quote for ABS Folding Tables or Plastic Folding Tables:

 

Coming Soon: NES Reliable ABS Folding Tables

60 Inch Round ABS Table

We have been selling our NES Reliable Plastic Folding Tables for over 10 years – same supplier, same specifications. We know our tables aren’t the cheapest on the market, but we know that they perform well, and allow the companies that use them to get their money’s worth out of them. They’re strong durable tables that work for most party rental companies, golf courses, catering companies and event venues that favour plastic over wood tables. But, there still exists the gold standard for folding tables – considered the strongest, most durable tables on the market: the ABS Folding Table.

These tables are the gold standard because they’re used most in high-use/high-turnover establishments. The ABS plastic is very structurally sturdy which gives the table the ability to stand up well to external impacts.

I’m pleased to announce we will be stocking a number of sizes of ABS Folding Tables – available beginning of June 2017!

Sizes available:

  • 6ft x 18” NES Reliable ABS Training Table
  • 8ft x 18” NES Reliable ABS Training Table
  • 6ft x 30” NES Reliable ABS Folding Table
  • 8ft x 30” NES Reliable ABS Folding Table
  • 60” Round NES Reliable ABS Folding Table
  • 72” Round NES Reliable ABS Folding Table

Additional product features include:

  • Tables made of highly durable ABS plastic which is very structurally sturdy with the ability to stand up well to external impacts
  • Easy to set up and take down
  • ¾” table edge (fits most wood table skirting clips)
  • Table legs fold for easy storage and handling
  • Corners designed to absorb and withstand a drop of 1ft without structural damage to the table or corner
  • 16 gauge square steel fame
  • PVC edging
  • Gravity lock folding legs
  • Paper honeycomb core
  • Comes in Grey only

We’re excited to offer these durable, easy to clean tables that will provide our customers with years of reliable service.

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping:

 

Can a folding table hold 800 pounds?

6ft Fold in Half Table with Weight

We got asked a question that is asked a lot of us (and not a surprising question given our clientele) – can a folding table hold 800 pounds. The short answer is yes, a folding table can hold 800 pounds. The long answer is that yes, a folding table can hold 800 pounds but it depends on the size of table, the manufacturer of the table and oftentimes – the cost of the table. Unfortunately something as seemingly simple as a folding table doesn’t mean all folding tables are the same.

The reason I say it depends on the size of the table is because an 8ft rectangle table has a larger surface area and a more vulnerable middle section that is less supported than a 4ft rectangle table for example.

The manufacturer of the table matters because if a supplier is speccing down the folding table to cost less money (because their market demands it or they want to make more profit margin) this could equate to a lower quality table. Rental Companies generally don’t like to buy folding tables from a big box store like Canadian Tire or Walmart for example as the folding tables from those suppliers are often made for residential, light use – instead of commercial, heavy duty use.

The cost of the table often dictates whether a supplier has specced down the folding table or buying from a lower cost manufacturer that uses thinner steel for the legs, recycled (breakable) plastic for the top, chipboard with wood veneer instead of solid wood for the top etc. When part of your livelihood depends on whether you are renting out a good quality product (and that the product lasts for many rentals allowing you a higher return on your initial investment) it makes sense to take into account that the product you buy is a solid product that can hold a lot of weight.

Here are the folding tables that we sell that can hold 800 lbs:

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our folding tables that can hold 800lbs or more:

 

How to attach plastic folding table skirting clips

So I had my mind blown yesterday about plastic folding table skirting clips. I assumed that I knew how to attach plastic folding table skirting clips to a table. But you know what they say about assuming…. Turns out I was completely wrong. I would’ve never even thought about there being a right or wrong way to attach skirting clips. However, not only have I been attaching them wrong, but I’ve also been attaching them in a way that can cause them to break! No one wants to have to deal with that.

Because I had my mind blown I thought I wasn’t the only one who may be attaching plastic table skirting clips incorrectly – and thought I’d share the knowledge to stop clip breaking in its tracks. Check it out below. If you already knew this – feel free to take this post as your source of Tuesday entertainment. I feel pretty sheepish right now!

1. Take plastic table skirting clip and ensure the clip is facing with the opening towards the table edge.

Plastic Table Skirting Clips

2. Place the curled bottom underneath the table and move along until it clips into place

Plastic Table Skirting Clips

3. Slide top of the clip over the top of the table edge

Plastic Table Skirting Clips

Plastic Table Skirting Clips

I had been placing the top of the clip over the top of the table edge and then forcing the curled bottom over.

Plastic Table Skirting Clips

Pretty much a broken clip waiting to happen. Hope this little insight helps keep table skirting clips around longer for you!

If you’re interested in a quote for plastic table skirting clips:

 

How to Replace the Locking Pin (Cotter Pin) on a Folding Cocktail Table

The most common problem that folding cocktail tables have is the spring inside the locking pin will break – making it impossible for the table to be properly locked into a setup position. This causes a stability issue with the tables that rental companies, hotels, banquet halls and golf courses obviously want to avoid. We have the locking cotter pins in stock should this happen to you and have documented in the below post how to go about replacing the locking pin (cotter pin) on your folding cocktail table.

The locking cotter pin is comprised of three parts: the pin itself (A), the spring (B) and the ring (C).

Locking Cotter Pin Parts

You will need to remove the damaged locking pin by folding up the table and then removing the ring from the pin. This will allow you to slide out the pin with broken spring to the left out of the hole.

Here is what a new pin will look like when you receive it.

Cotter Pin Assembled

In order to install the pin, you need to remove the ring from the pin – similar to removing a key from a keyring.

Cotter Pin Ring Removed

To install the new cotter pin, slide the spring and pin into the hole of the folding cocktail table. The spring should be between the hole and pin with the pin’s eye on the right.

Cotter Pin Inserted

To get it working properly, you need to push and use your strength to hold the pin + spring in so that the pin’s eye is showing on the right side of the leg.

Cotter Pin Inserted

From here, you will put the ring on through the eye. I just put it on a little bit so the cotter pin wouldn’t shoot out to the left.

Cotter Pin Inserting Ring

This allowed me to use both hands to put the ring fully on.

Assembled Cotter Pin

There you have it – a fully locking cotter pin for your folding cocktail table.

Fully Locking Cotter Pin

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