Edge banding centering block-router bit CMT

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Forum topic by SethA73 posted 04-16-2018 02:45 AM 322 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2018 02:45 AM

Does anyone know where I can buy an edge centering block for a BIT edge banding set? I have tried very hard to line them up but just can get it perfect. Thank you for your help.

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 03:32 PM

Very careful measurement to the center line of your stock is necessary. Each and every time.

A centering block would be hard to use from the point of view that stock coming off a planer, or plywood are hardly ever a consistent 3/4” thick all the way across a piece of stock, with wood it’s kinda 3/4” thick….

Everyone I know uses those bits to stab the center with the groove, and again stab the center with the detail, join the 2, and use a flush trim bit to knock off any overhang. In cases where they are running a strip to just use as an edge, they usually make it slightly over width to guarantee overage on both sides.

Places like MLCS may sell a “template” but if you have the CMT, it’s a much better piece of tooling.

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