Need to edge band some plywood. Would like to use solid wood and am
looking at the router bits to do it.
MLCS has 2 styles. One is a v-groove that I have seen several outfits
offer and the other adds a tongue & groove to the v-groove.
Has anyone used these bits and have an opinion? Any other alternative
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I've never seen any advantage to them as opposed to just glueing on a
strip of hardwood.
Depends on how wide/thick you want the banding. If you just want to
cover the ply edge, rip hardwood into strips maybe 1/16 thick, paint one
side with white PVC glue, let it dry and iron them on with a hot iron.
Thickness up to about 1/8 is OK but the thicker they are the harder it
is to trim flush. For thin ones, a coarse file at a slight angle to the
ply works well.
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I get good results just using a sawn edge on both the plywood and the
banding stock. No router bit required. I currently use a Forrest WW2
on my tablesaw but I have also used a top of the line Oldham with
success. Sometimes on long edges I will use #0 biscuits to aid in
alignment when clamping. BTW, if your using oak ply, this is one
instance where you may be able to actually get some usable stock (for
the banding) from old pallets.
I tried your approach (just using the sawn edge for the ply and
banding). Seems to work just dandy!! Tried to pry the edge off with
my hands and couldn't. I am starting to wonder why one would have to
use the bits now.
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