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Forum topic by Rileysdad posted 12-13-2009 10:33 PM 1220 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2009 10:33 PM

Both Woodcraft & Rockler sell some pressure sensitive (not iron on) edge banding. I haven’t done any edge banding and I have a couple of questions:

1) Is this pressure sensitive banding as good as the iron on type in terms of its adhesiveness (is that even a word?)

2) Will the banding stand up to machining? Can I route a rabbet through the edge banding?


-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 10:59 PM

1) never used it, but I can’t believe it stcks nearly as well as the iron on.

2) You can if you climb cut it. If you try to route it normally, it’ll tear out or chip.

-- Gerry,

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 03:31 AM

Ive sold edgebanding by flexable material for a lot of years and their psa was good the iron on was better, they have now dropped the psa line and sell iron on and raw. I also sell pvc psa by fastcap, this stuff is super sticky, it sticks hard as long as ya dont have dust or trash on your edge, all that said and selling it for, next month will be 21 years, I rarly use it, I cut my own strips and glue them on. as for the routing, dont know never tried it.

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 08:45 AM

I tried psa once…..Never again!!! it sucked. I had to apply way more pressure than stated and I still had issues with it.

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 09:16 AM

I would use the iron on and rabbet the material first, then band. Otherwise you may want to buy it raw or make your own and glue it on with yellow glue. Then machine. Climb cutting is a good idea, just be cautious.

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 02:44 PM

Thanks for the advice. It looks like the iron on stuff applied after assembly.

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 02:49 PM

i tried the stick-um type ,
not good enough .

iron on works , o.k. ,

but solid is best .

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