The Simonis X-1 chalk dust removal tool works better than a traditional brush that only moves dust around on the cloth or vacuum cleaner use that can damage the cloth. The Simonis X-1 deeply extracts the chalk dust from the baize and retains it in its revolutionary high-tech structure! The Simonis X-1 works by static electricity and by capillarity action. It is the rapid back and forth movement and not exaggerated pressure that is used for optimal effectiveness. After having cleaned the whole table, including the horizontal part of the cushions, use the Simonis X-1 to delicately brush the playing surface in parallel lines in order to give the cloth its well-kept appearance. The Simonis X-1 possesses a high absorption capacity and can easily retain the dust of half a chalk in its textile structure. Once the Simonis X-1 no longer seems to retain the chalk, all one has to do is release the dust absorbed by the high-tech structure to restore its initial effectiveness by either vacuuming the textile structure or slapping the structure with your hand. NOTE – The Simonis X-1 is Not recommended for Brunswick Centennial or other Teflon treated cloth.