Banded plywood

I'm building some desk drawers out of plywood. To hide the edges of the plywood, I banded them with a thin piece of pine. The trouble is, I got ahead of myself and would like to remove the banding.
I could cut the banding off with the table saw without a problem, but In true Norm fashion I shot a couple of nails in until the glue dried. Any suggestions on how to remove the banding without messing up the plywood?
The glue was Titebond II.
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How about sinking the nails deeper so you don't hit them with the saw. Assuming you are going to put banding back on, then the old nails are covered.
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On 10/15/2011 6:51 PM, Puckdropper wrote:

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Assuming you didn't put a zillion in and they're not 16d spikes, take an old blade and just go ahead and cut.
Or, assuming the banding isn't important (you can make more), dig out enough of a hole around them and pull 'em.
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On 15 Oct 2011 23:51:04 GMT, Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:>I'm building some desk drawers out of plywood. To hide the edges of the

A hot iron would take the banding right off, Pucky. It wouldn't, however, clean up the edge. What does "ahead of myself" mean here?
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Once the nails are gone or at least below the surface, sand paper would clean up the edges nicely.
What "ahead of myself" means is I cut some wood strips and glued them on the plywood before I had all the strips cut. I changed my mind on how to build things so I've got 3 drawer fronts with banding I don't want and 3 without.
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On 10/15/2011 7:32 PM, Larry Jaques wrote:

He used nails to reinforce the banding, are you suggesting he burn the banding off with the iron? I suspect the banding would burn before the adhesive warmed up. ;~)
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On 10/16/2011 8:09 AM, Leon wrote:

I'd thing the adhesive would release first - just using a hot iron.
I'd also not expect to reuse it...
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On 10/16/2011 11:37 PM, Richard wrote:

That may all depend on the thickness of the thin banding. LOL
I have scorched 1/16"veneer edge banding with an iron but when He mentioned using nails to hold it in place I immediately ruled out veneer. The thinnest banding I have used with nails was 1/4" thick. My finish nailer sinks the heads 1/8" deep, My brad nailer does not sink the heads so I would not use it at all. I still believe that might take an exceptionally long time to remove with an iron.
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On 2011-10-17 04:37:23 +0000, Richard said:

That depends on the banding material and the adhesive. If it is the iron on veneer type, then this might work. But if it is solid wood, it woudl be mroe difficult.
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Puckdropper wrote:

Read the Titebond web site. Heat will loosen it. If they are just finishing nails and you didn't go crazy with them - just cut them off.
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"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message

To get the nails out, if you have a plug cutter cut around the nail. Pry the round piece of the band away and pull the nails out. Then table saw the band off. WW
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"Puckdropper" wrote:

------------------------------- A 1500 watt heat gun is your friend.
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Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in

I wound up using a combination of methods... I started with a chisel and pried the banding off until it broke (usually around the first nail.) Once enough of the nail was exposed I tried to pull the nail (1 1/4" brad nail). Some pulled, others I had to bury in the plywood.
Some sanding to remove the bits that were glued tight and I've got a set of drawers that match.
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