The Bowtie Cue Tip Tool used for cue tip repair works both for shaping and scuffing cue tips.
Why shape your cue tip?
Add more precision to your shot by rounding out your cue tip and reducing the surface area that comes into contact with the cue ball. It's imperative that your cue tip maintains a good size, shape and texture to maximise your precision in game play. The Cue Shop recommends that your tip should curve similar to an American nickel or dime.
Why scuff your cue tip?
Tips act like the suspension springs on a vehicle and allow for sufficient energy transfer. Ensure proper energy transfer by scuffing your tip. Scuffing also cleans and textures the tip.