I have a Brandt edgebander and one helper in my shop. I can only load about three parts in a row into the machine before I have to go grab them before they hit the floor. I can't afford to have my helper catch the parts as we are just too busy. But, I can't keep wearing myself out by running back and forth from one end to the other either. Does anybody have an idea for an out feed table for an edgebander? A return carriage is out of the question as far as space goes
From contributor D:
I replaced the three foot cord on mine with 15' cords so they can be placed at the end of the bander and be raised or lowered from the infeed end. When running similar sized parts you can run 15-20 pieces in a row without having to walk down to the other end. It works great and is a huge time saver.
It's probably worth it to have your helper speed up the banding process by catching then both of you go do something else. Small banders tend to be kind of slow on their feed rates so I can see where you are coming from. The catch guy should be sorting parts as they come off.