Troubleshooting the End Trimmer on an Edgebander

      Tips for adjusting an edgebander for accurate trimming of the banding material. February 17, 2014

Question
WOODWEB Member:
I am having trouble with the lead trimmer on my machine. It seems the PVC material is curling up, causing my trimmer to fold the edge rather than trimming the excess off.

Forum Responses
(Laminate and Solid Surface Forum)
From contributor J:
For whatever reason you most likely have too much material being left at the lead edge of your panel. When the banding is cut from the roll after a piece is run, does the machine pull the tape back to a set position to receive the next panel?

On our bander there is a relay that we can adjust to leave the leading edge amount of overhang less or more. Usually there is about 1/2'' to 5/8'' of overhang, when a new roll is put in and the operator pushes the band in too far, we get the same thing on the first piece. But after that the bander pulls the tape to the correct location.



From the original questioner:
Thanks! That is what I figured out as well after I wrote that message. My manual doesn't give me any information on how to adjust that distance. As of right now, the tape on the lead edge is well over 5/8. I guess I will have to talk to my rep to see where I can get a book to show where all these adjustments need to be made.


From contributor P:
End trim systems work by having a shoe contact the edge before the saw comes into the cut area. If the too-long edging does not cure the problem, you may want to look at the timing of the shoe against the panel edge before the saw comes in. If the shoe has not yet arrived to the panel edge when the saw comes in, then you are folding the excess over with the side of the blade rather than trimming it off. The solution would be to increase the air pressure slightly so the shoe gets to the edge faster.

From contributor H

Click to View Member Profile Member Photo Forum Posts

You need to adjust the tape guide mounted along the pressure hold-down beam, near the front end trim trace shoe.



Would you like to add information to this article?
Interested in writing or submitting an article?
Have a question about this article?


Have you reviewed the related Knowledge Base areas below?
  • KnowledgeBase: Knowledge Base

  • KnowledgeBase: Cabinetmaking

  • KnowledgeBase: Cabinetmaking: General


    Would you like to add information to this article? ... Click Here

    If you have a question regarding a Knowledge Base article, your best chance at uncovering an answer is to search the entire Knowledge Base for related articles or to post your question at the appropriate WOODWEB Forum. Before posting your message, be sure to
    review our Forum Guidelines.

    Questions entered in the Knowledge Base Article comment form will not generate responses! A list of WOODWEB Forums can be found at WOODWEB's Site Map.

    When you post your question at the Forum, be sure to include references to the Knowledge Base article that inspired your question. The more information you provide with your question, the better your chances are of receiving responses.

    Return to beginning of article.



    Refer a Friend || Read This Important Information || Site Map || Privacy Policy || Site User Agreement

    Letters, questions or comments? E-Mail us and let us know what you think. Be sure to review our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Contact us to discuss advertising or to report problems with this site.

    To report a problem, send an e-mail to our Webmaster

    Copyright © 1996-2016 - WOODWEB ® Inc.
    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without permission of the Editor.
    Review WOODWEB's Copyright Policy.

    The editors, writers, and staff at WOODWEB try to promote safe practices. What is safe for one woodworker under certain conditions may not be safe for others in different circumstances. Readers should undertake the use of materials and methods discussed at WOODWEB after considerate evaluation, and at their own risk.

    WOODWEB, Inc.
    335 Bedell Road
    Montrose, PA 18801

    Contact WOODWEB











  • WOODWEB - the leading resource for professional woodworkers


      Home » Knowledge Base » Knowledge Base Article