Troubleshooting the End Trimmer on an Edgebander
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.
You need to adjust the tape guide mounted along the pressure hold-down beam, near the front end trim trace shoe.
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