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    Plywood Edgebanding

    I'm going to be throwing together a bunch of plywood cabinets soon and I'd like to edge band them. Two questions:

    Does anyone have a good source for edgebanding? The closest WW store to me is 45 minutes away so I'll probably order some online. I'm assuming I won't find this at the borgs but maybe I'm wrong.

    What is the quickest/easiest way to trim the edges? I'm not opposed to spending a few bucks on a tool that will help me get it done quickly. Jig ideas will be considered as well. Would this be a good excuse to get a Bosch Colt?

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    Hey Rob,
    You might check out HD, some stores do carry edgebanding, but not lots of variety of species. There is a tool you can buy for about $10 that will trim the edges. A colt would work fine, but you will need to provide some support to keep it level.

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    I have found Birch edge banding at the Borg and even local Hardware stores. Just used some last night on the last of the shelves. I just take my knife (a razor knife would be better) trim the excess and then a block plane to finish it up.
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    I have bought maple edge banding from this company (http://www.oakwoodveneer.com/prices/...ge_glued.html). Good product, good service. Cost might be less than the Borg given the quantity you may need.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post
    Hey Rob,
    You might check out HD, some stores do carry edgebanding, but not lots of variety of species. There is a tool you can buy for about $10 that will trim the edges. A colt would work fine, but you will need to provide some support to keep it level.
    Jesse,
    What tool would that be? Are we speaking of the iron on banding?
    I am about to do pretty much the same. Bunches of open shelves in the new shop. I haven't used banding either. I was thinking of just using oak strips for trim off of some pallet wood I have around. If the banding will really work ok, I would use it in quite a few applications.
    Thank you

    Don

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    I've used Fastedge in the past. Apply it with a hard roller, no heat. Got it from McFeeley's. Get the trimmer - it's worth it. It works with various stock thickness and trims both sides at once.

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    Thank you Mike.

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    The stick on banding or the hot melt banding works fine, and the tool is a really good spend, IMHO, but this stuff is fairly fragile, and the glue does eventually give out, then a bump and it all comes off.

    For stuff around the house, that does not take any abuse, I'm thinking a shelf with towels on it or such, it is fine, but for the workshop........?

    I'd rip off some 1/4" thick strips of wood and glue and nail them, they will take a lot of abuse and still be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    I'd rip off some 1/4" thick strips of wood and glue and nail them



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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Feuerzeig View Post
    And your point is Craig?
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