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Old 11-17-2018, 05:44 PM
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Default Edge bander questions

We are about to be in the market for an edge bander to speed up our finishing processes.
We build mostly cabinets from 3/4 ply but mainly face frame types so we edge band the shelves. Our thru-put would probably average two sets a week.

I know very little about these machines but have been trying to read up and learn the ins and out.
I understand there are mainly two types, one that does a truing cut and one that does not.
Does anyone have any experience on these, which is best.
Name brands to look for or stay away from.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-17-2018, 05:50 PM
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I have three two brandts kd54 & 56 and a larger one, go glue pot, not hot air,

you may be surprised that just as a cnc it will increase your business, so some due diligence is in order. !
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:04 PM
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I dream of a premill.
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Old 11-17-2018, 10:55 PM
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I dream of a premill.

Until you need to replace the diamond insert cutters at $80 each. And there are a LOT of them.


Yes, premill is really nice, especially when you cut parts with a router, where the edges aren't as smooth as you get with saw cuts.


We have a new (year old) Casadei, and it's pretty nice. Somewhere around $70K.



We have a small 8 man shop, and it easily saves us $1000/week over the old small edgebander we used to have. We mostly run 1mm and 3mm PVC edgebanding.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:55 PM
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Just bought a Homag (formerly Brandt) with premill to replace a smaller machine. Is saving us a ton of time per cabinet and we're getting much nicer edges - even with very sharp compression bits it's hard to avoid some chipping. If you ever get into frameless construction then you'll be happy you went that way.
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:03 AM
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Is your older machine for sale?
We do almost all face frame so we are looking at mostly shelves. We don't see much chipping but we mostly cut ply only, no laminate.
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