Unique Ent. vs Chipco 66.7 Racks Question

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Hi all,

I have 2,000 of the original Dunes Commemorative Compression Molded (China Clay) chips from back in the day from The Chip Room. I have them stored in cheap plastic racks I got with birdcages from eBay when I purchased them. I hate them, lots or wiggle room or you can fit 21 chips per row, not good for racking up and cashing out at the end of the night.

Looking through all the threads here it looks like either the Unique Ent. or Chipco racks would (maybe?) be a good fit for my chips. Is there any advantage to one over the other? Consistency of the barrel width, stacking, quality, etc.? The .50 difference isn't important to me as I'll use them one day when I get a complete set of Paulson's. :)

Thanks so much for any feedback.
 

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I have no idea what size barrel is ideal for those china clays, but I'm pretty sure that chipco racks aren't 66.7. Paulson racks are 66.7. Unique enterprises racks are 66.7. Chipco racks are a bit bigger.

edit - https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/chipco-racks-66-7mm-or-67-7mm.62425/

Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the Chipco racks on Apache and the site states they are 66.7.

https://www.apachepokerchips.com/product/chipco-poker-chip-rack/

"These Acrylic Chip Trays hold 100 poker chips each and are the same trays that are used in casinos. This is the smallest rack we sell and works best for China Clay, Chipco, & Paulson chips. The racks are 66.7mm."
 

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@ForcedSquint Get yourself a cheap digital caliper and measure a barrel of you're Dune's CC's. I don't own any CC's, so I can't measure them. Not familiar with the Chipco rack's, never owned one, but have heard from other members they are a bit larger than 66.7. The Unique 4200 and the Paulson 24010 (same rack) are truly a 66.7 rack. Mint/New Paulson's will fit tight in the rack at first, but will eventually get loose over time with use.
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@ForcedSquint Get yourself a cheap digital caliper and measure a barrel of you're Dune's CC's. I don't own any CC's, so I can't measure them. Not familiar with the Chipco rack's, never owned one, but have heard from other members they are a bit larger than 66.7. The Unique 4200 and the Paulson 24010 (same rack) are truly a 66.7 rack. Mint/New Paulson's will fit tight in the rack at first, but will eventually get loose over time with use.

@duffman I think that's the safest play. Ordering one from Amazon right now.
 

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Unique Ent produce Paulson racks here in the US. They switch out the stamping plate and make their own racks. My understanding is that they are in fact the exact same racks.
 

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Hi all,

I have 2,000 of the original Dunes Commemorative Compression Molded (China Clay) chips from back in the day from The Chip Room. I have them stored in cheap plastic racks I got with birdcages from eBay when I purchased them. I hate them, lots or wiggle room or you can fit 21 chips per row, not good for racking up and cashing out at the end of the night.

Looking through all the threads here it looks like either the Unique Ent. or Chipco racks would (maybe?) be a good fit for my chips. Is there any advantage to one over the other? Consistency of the barrel width, stacking, quality, etc.? The .50 difference isn't important to me as I'll use them one day when I get a complete set of Paulson's. :)

Thanks so much for any feedback.
Chipco branded racks -- both the original soft flexible racks and the newer hard acrylic racks made for PGI and ABC -- have a wider barrel width than do Paulson's 66.7mm racks -- they are 67mm minimum, sometimes a tad bit larger. The original Dunes china clays typically won't fit in either one.

If the chips are used, they might fit in 67.7mm racks (typically used for ASM/CPC chips), but your best bet is 68mm racks made in China. Mostly because it's pretty likely that not all of those Dunes denominations are the same thickness, either... which makes getting racks that are both tight-fitting *and* interchangeable a relative impossibility.

Chances are your cheap birdcage racks are 70mm, which is why they seem pretty loose.
 
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