How to Cut Tennis Balls for a Walker – Many people don’t know how to properly cut tennis balls for a walker. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.
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If you have a walker that you use on a regular basis, you know how important it is to have comfortable grips. You may have tried using foam grips or rubber grips, but those can wear down quickly and become uncomfortable. One solution is to cut tennis balls in half and use them as grips for your walker. This is a cheap and easy way to improve the comfort of your walker, and it only takes a few minutes to do.
What You Need
You will need a serrated knife, such as a bread knife, and two tennis balls. It is possible to use a regular kitchen knife, but it will be more difficult and you may not get as clean of a cut.
Step One: Cutting the Ball
Using a serrated knife, cut a tennis ball in half, perpendicular to the seem. Try to make the cut as even as possible.
Step Two: Making the Hole
Now that the ball is sliced in half, you need to make a hole in the center of it so that it can fit onto the walker. Use a sharp knife to make a small cut into the center of the ball, then use your fingers to widen the hole until it is about an inch in diameter. If the hole is too large, the ball will not stay on the walker; if it is too small, you will not be able to get it onto the walker.
Step Three: Attaching the Ball
Cut a small hole in each ball using a sharp knife The hole should be big enough to fit snugly over the screw or bolt on your walker. If the hole is too big, the ball will be loose and could easily fall off. If the hole is too small, you won’t be able to get the ball over the screw or bolt.
Once you have cut the holes, simply push the balls onto the screws or bolts on your walker. Make sure they are pushed on all the way so that they are secure.
Step Four: Finishing Up
Now that you have your Walker balls cut and ready to go, it’s time to finish up. You will need to put the finishing touches on your Walker by adding a cap to the top of each ball. This can be done with a simple rubber cap, or you can use a more decorative one if you like. You can also add some adhesive felt pads to the bottom of each ball to help protect your floors.
That’s it! You’ve cut your tennis balls and they’re ready to go. Be sure to test them out before you use them on your walker, and make sure they’re the right size. If they’re too big, they might not fit properly and could cause your walker to wobble. If they’re too small, they might not provide enough support. Once you’ve found the perfect fit, put them on your walker and enjoy a smoother, quieter ride.