Howdy Folks –
Once again I return to the well. It’s been a long time. I hope anyone who still might remember me is doing fine.
I’m looking to buy an edgebanding machine for the shop but I don’t want to spend more than 3 or 4K. Anybody have a machine they like? I’d prefer hot air to a glue pot.
Check out auctions. The hot air EB's don't get it.
You've had bad luck with hot air?
Edited 4/16/2007 8:12 pm ET by EdWilliams
Ran a Holzher glue pot, Production type edgebander. For small jobs I used iron on or or PSA.
Chuck Slive, work, build, ...better with wood
I ended up buying the Adamik machine. Around 3K. Not cheap, but it'll do what I need. It's well built. Haven't used it a lot yet, but it's simple to use and it looks like it'll hold up to anything.
You can see it here: http://www.adwood.com
That looks like a really nice tool. I like the option of clamping it to a surface.Adwood has a very good service and parts reputation. How many fmp?Chuck Slive, work, build, ...better with wood
Too late here, but, I would never buy a hot air machine over a glue-pot.....if you get into serious edgebanding, you'll end up with a glue-pot or cartridge machine eventually. There are lots of small used machines on the market as folks move up to bigger machines. I have a BiMatic .....way more machine than you need, but fun. It'll do up to 8mm solid wood, but we mostly run 3mm PVC. Any edgebander should be a huge step up from ironing it on.Cabinetmaker/college woodworking instructor. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
I'm not sure as to how many feet per minute it will do. The sales guy who brought it by did one edge of a piece of plywood with some PVC tape. It's not a high speed tool and it doesn't trim, but it did a great job and the price was right where I needed it to be.
Used a Virutex, good enough.
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I've had a Cehesia(Adwood) EP-2 for about 18 years. I have put it into a rolling, steel frame table and have a power feeder mounted to it. The newer ones now have built in feeders. Paid $2,000 back then, used.
It does a good job on parts, but I band full lenght pieces first. It does Wood strips, veneer, pvc, and laminate. When I run pvc, I run 1mm thick material and never have a problem. It's a PITA to trim, but worth it. I always order my doors out.
Probably over a hundred kitchens with it. Just about then time I start Jonesing for a bigger model, it sits unused for 6months.
Edited 4/22/2007 5:11 pm by migraine
Great American Carpentry Company Ed? Is that you?
Yea, that's me!
I've been using my off hours to write songs again. I gave up songwriting for years, but after the Powermatic 66 took off half my left thumb three years ago, I decided I needed to get back to songwriting - so there hasn't been a lot of time to share my experiences with you folks here at Breaktime.
By the way - we now have two SawStop cabinet saws at the shop.
I remember your accident. Are you still running a good sized shop down in Texas? I recall you had some pretty interesting projects.
What do you think of the Saw Stop saws? There have been a few discussions here about them but nobody has one that I know of.
Sorry I don't know anything about edgebanding machines.
Good to have you back--don't be a stranger--
I remember you, 'Mike Maines' - sorry I didn't remember woodguy99. Glad to see you're still around. We're still working here in Dallas. The shop is still up and running and I'm still keeping around 20 employees. The market in Dallas is still strong (knock on wood).
The SawStop cabinet saws are GREAT! They are everything they say they are. We've had both of ours since January and have already set off two cartridges. Not with fingers - but one guy cut through a nail and set it off, another guy touched the tip of his tape to the blade before it had a chance to completely stop - that sets it off too. Anything that conducts electricity will draw the current away from the blade and set off the brake. Very wet wood will do it also.
It's a top-notch saw - just as good if not better than anything on the market of the same size. Don't spend the extra for the 5hp motor, you don't need it. I actually like the fence better than the Biesmeyer. I can't recommend it enough.
I'll be lurking around - if I'm not playing guitar......with 9 1/2 fingers!