Sharp Edges on PVC Banding
From contributor P:
Or buy one of the Virutex hand trimmers that does it all for you, both sides simultaneously, for about $20.
From contributor L:
The Virutex hand trimming gadget works great on .018 PVC.
From contributor M:
I don't know if many people realize that, but .018 PVC edging is sharp if hand trimmed. I've cut myself a few times over the years. Although we use Homag banders, we hand band a few custom parts, and trim with razor blades. I take the razor blades, and instead of pushing the direction to cut, I pull it backwards using the back edge of the razor to take off the sharpness. Worked like a charm for many years so far, and many years to come. I hoped I explained that correctly. Try it out. Just hold the razor at a 30-45 degree angle and pull over the edge backwards. I know I'm not the only one who uses that method.
From contributor H:
I do the same thing, but a fine file does a nice job as well.
From contributor J:
I use the Virutex trimmer to knock down the edges, then go back with a laminate file. It works great.
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