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Edgebander Glue Color Switch6/24
We have a Brandt KD-56 Edgebander. We use a tan glue that works great with 95% of our wood veneer work. However, on a current white melamine project it is leaving an obvious line. Just curious if anyone ever takes the time to A) clean out glue pot and use white pellets B) switch glue pot to a dedicated white pellet glue pot, or C)use some sort of marker to whiten the edges.
On large enough jobs I've switched, cartridges though, not pellets, don't know how big a difference there is? It didn't take long to make the switch and for a larger job probably worth it. I've done dark brown for a decent sized closet job and tried the white as well. Most of the time though I just run the beige with everything as it's not that noticeable to most people.
I just finished a project using white melamine with white pvc edgebanding. I used tan glue. I did not have any problems with the glue line.
If you want to change glue on your Brandt. Heat up your glue pot, when heated put two small sticks in the glue. The sticks are to be used as handles when you pull the glue out. Turn the heat off and let cool. After the glue pot cools down the glue hardens on to the sticks. Turn your glue pot back on and when your temp. gets just the out side edges of the glue hot you should be able to pull the glue out of the pot.
Thanks for the tips guys.
JeffD, I wish we had the cartridge system (we used to have a Holzher) - it definitely makes the glue switch better
Chris, GREAT TIP! We removed the glue using your method. What we found, and this may point to larger problems with how we run things, is that we needed to throw out the old glue that had turned brown, and introduce new tan pellets. Now there is a much lighter appearance.
Ever try the clear?
I rolled the dice with our new bander and tried clear (ish) pellets, and they've worked remarkably well so far for both white pvc on white melamine and veneer coils / strips to plywood. I haven't yet tried black or dark brown on black melamine, but if it works I don't think I'll ever need to change.