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Spindle molder as pre mill6/5
We are doing some work for a builder who is particularly fussy about the scribe line and glue line on laminate doors with 1mm edge tape on them.
We cut on an old altendorf f45 and it's not easy to get a perfect, minimal scribe line. Unfortunately the budget wasn't big enough on the edgebander for a pre mill.
I have been thinking about getting a spindle moulder to run the doors through and take 1mm off to get a perfect edge top and bottom.
Thinking it would also be handy to rout finger pulls into painted doors aswell.
Haven't got a huge amount of experience with spindle moulders and wondering if this is a terrible idea?
Assuming it would take about 1 minute per door to run all four sides.
Anything to look out for in spindle moulders, not looking to spend a large amount on it.
While I'm on the subject, looking to purchase a newer saw with digital fence to help with this problem. Can I expect to get a really good cut with minimal, consistent scribe line from an Altendorf or Griggio 10-15 years old, digital fence well maintained?
Yes, this will work. We are doing it right now in fact. I got tired of messing around with a scoring blade setup on a PM66 for ripping melamine for a certain project.
Now we are just using a regular saw blade and taking 1mm off each edge.
We are using a powerfeed on a nice shaper, but I don't see why you couldn't get similar results by hand. Also, I would recommend a spiral insert cutterhead. Amana has an aluminum head that is reasonably priced.
Will work, but adds a lot of time & you don't want to have to change it to do something else. Setup will be critical. Get a feed. Use a cutter head that shears down from top and up from bottom. Get a good, heavy shaper with a very stiff fence setup. Any give at all will cause problems.
Why not spent the time to fix your saw issue. Your Altendorf is plenty capable if set up correctly. Or, you could route four edges with a CNC, seems inefficient to me but... A beam saw would also do a good job. You can get a pre-milling station in an edgebander, that would require a new purchase.
Thanks for the response
All valid points.
I will do beam saw in a heartbeat they are pretty cheap where I am but haven't got the room for one.
Thanks again for response.