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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 08-20-2012 11:58 AM 1482 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shultz

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08-20-2012 11:58 AM

I am needing to edge band several (a lot) of parts on a new ply built in. the visual portion of the the pieces need to be about 3/4” x 1/4” x length

I am wondering if folks frequently use edge banding bits like in the photo (copied from MLCS site), or just glue and pin nail the banding on? I’m sure the routed application is much stronger, but is it really necessary?

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 01:25 PM

I’ve never found these bits to be necessary. Yellow glue and masking tape for a clamp and I’ve never had a problem.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 01:29 PM

Here is my 2 cents. To hide edges of plywood, no. you will have to get everything setup just so and the cost of the bits. Here is what i would do. Take 2 pcs of plywood that have to be edged lay them side by side, cut a oversize pc (say 1/2 inch width & 1/4 thicker) wood you want to use as a edgeband with and put it between the two pcs of plywood, like a sandwich and glue all of them together. Clamp well, this will make for even clamping presure. After they dry, rip them apart to the width needed. You can now use a flush trim bit to trim the thickness. Or as i would do, set up the table saw fencè with a scrap board on it, like a sacrafical fence just above the saw blade and the thickness of the wood. Set the outside edge of the saw blade even with the outside edge of the sacrifical board. Turn the plywood upright and trim flush.

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#3 posted 08-21-2012 03:05 PM

PVA II glue Electrical tape for clamps and a flush trim bit works great for me


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#4 posted 08-21-2012 03:27 PM

Go with the pins if you don’t need to route into them.

Those birdsmouth cutters are going to create an acute corner
on fragile 1/40” thick veneers. That edge is very delicate
until you get the other part glued in. I fussed with a similar
system for few projects several years ago. Results were
not bad looking at all but it was very fussy work and easy
to mess up.

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