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We often need to run some 1/2" inch thick parts through the edgebander. We don't always want to purchase full rolls of 5/8" banding to do this with because it's rarely more than a few parts along with the bulk of the job in 3/4" material.

We needed an easy way to accurately rip the banding from 7/8" wide down to the 5/8". My partner came up with this clever fixture to do it. Fairly self explanatory, but if you have one guy managing the indeed and one to pull from the out feed it goes without a hitch.

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hdavis said:
Why don't you rip 1X3s on edge down to the 5/8" thickness, then strip it?
In this case the Edgebanding is hard rock maple PVC. It is .02" thick, comes in 600' rolls. Costs around $25.

You are talking about a whole different animal. Our edgebander can handle up to 3mill thick solid stock as you suggest. But strip feeding the machine is very time consuming in comparison and the glue joint is slightly visible. We don't bother with it.

We do use real wood banding all the time though. It also comes in 500 - 600' rolls. And for the rare and few 1/2" parts we can use the same fixture to rip the material from 7/8" down to 5/8" in quantities needed.
 
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