I have an edgebander that uses a heat gun to warm up the tape as it's
applied, so if your heat gun gets hot enough it should definitely
I wouldn't use aluminum for a number of reasons. A hard plastic
roller or equivalent would be better.
Somehow, I doubt, that it's going to work properly, but it would be
fairly simple for you to try it out on a piece of scrap. While I
occasionally using iron on edging for various plywood projects I work
on, the edging that uses carpenter's glue is usually my first choice.
You may want to see if you can pick some of that up since there's no
iron needed, just a little pressure by hand or clamps for a little
I use a hot air gun (the paint stripper kind ) and it works great - as good
as an iron
I cut a block of UHMW (plastic) and routed a track a bit wider than the
tape, and rounded the leading / trailing edges.
I use the block to press the tape down - I do have a roller, but have found
the block works better. Whatever, it is important to keep it clean. A
lock of wood should work fine though.
You want to use something that does not transmit heat very well because it
will get too hot to handle quickly.
hope this helps
I use a 2" x2" X 4" ALUMINUM BOX WITH 1/4" WALLS.....and why was I
I covered the bottom of the box-tube with filament tape, so not to
smudge the edgebanding and the hollow design makes a great heat-sink,
and cools off really quickly.
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