I am looking to purchase a new edgebander and the machines I am looking at are the 1200 series Brandt, 1308 Auriga Holzher and the Olimpic K360. We primarily run your std hpl strips, pvc, and 3mm. I am going to go with premill as an option. Anyone with experience on these machines and can offer knowledge, I will take all I can get.
I have the Holz-her machine with pre-mill and corner rounding. If you're spending the money and you do a lot of 3mil, definitely go with the corner rounding. I don't run the machine much but when I have it doesn't seem intuitive to me. We have had a few issues with various things. Can't remove the glue hopper without spilling pellets everywhere. It also has the capability of using the glue cylinders which can be handy if you need a different color glue. This is the first bander I bought new but still seemed to be persnickety, but I believe that is just the nature of a machine that is asked to do so many things. We've had the machine for 4 years. email me if you want more info.
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