Trimming a PVC band using MDF scrap

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Blog entry by Alask posted 12-06-2013 02:51 PM 2656 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellows,

Today I woud like to share with you how brazilian cut the waste at PVC band.

I have a Fastcap and Band-it trimmers but at corner they can’t cut nicely because the blade is far from corner,so we use a MDF scrap as a trimmer.It Works better than any comercial tool.

The edge of MDF is sharp and do a very nice job trimming PVC band waste.After some use a file and other a radius plane for better finishig.

It is not my idea but how everybody works at shop here.The “tool” is cheap,simple,efficient and easy to make.

Here a trimmer and radius plane together.This trimmer can reach the corner but is expensive ($50).

The Band-it blade can’t reach the corner

I cut some part for reach the corner but still not so good.

Both together

The Fastcap trimmer (carbide blade) can’t reach the corner either.

Using MDF scrap as a trimmer.I used a large PVC band for better Picture contrast.

Other view

At corner

Here you can see glue not band

Very nice trimmer

Thanks for attention

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#1 posted 12-06-2013 04:11 PM

Thank you for sharring.

You can do it also with a chisel. Not the front side of the chisel but the side of the chisel flat on your material.

But why do you glue front and and side of your board at the same time. I first glue and finishing of the front side and after that the sides.


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#2 posted 12-06-2013 07:52 PM

Thnks for your comments.

To be honest I used chisels somtimes.Nothing compares a MDF edge.The leverage is bigger using a MDF scrap and it never scratch the workpiece.

I prefer to use a continuos PVC band than divide it in four parts for cover the edges of a cabinet door for example.

It looks better (to me) at this way.In the past I made it in parts but I saw one guy making continuos and I changed for this way.

But you can use the MDF trimmer in any job trimming bands (not only at corners)

One more time thanks for your comments

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