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Forum topic by Wondermutt posted 03-22-2016 01:49 PM 363 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2016 01:49 PM

Hello, I recently bought some banding from a wood supply store and well, it is falling apart at the fingerjoints. So I took it back and the next roll did the same thing.

So where do you get your iron on banding and what mfg did you use?

This is the first time I have had the banding fall apart like this.


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#1 posted 03-22-2016 02:08 PM

I have only ever applied edge banding to the edges of 3/4” plywood, never finger joints. I have used some red oak edge banding I got at Woodcraft, and some birch Band-It brand edging I got at Lowe’s I think. No problems with either one.

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#2 posted 03-22-2016 02:42 PM

I also have used the roll from lowes for birch ply and never had an issue. You might not be letting the iron heat the adhesive up all the way so that it can melt and properly adhere. also gotta make dang sure you don’t move it right after you heat it up because the adhesive will not work right if you don’t.

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#3 posted 03-22-2016 03:56 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I am banding some birch plywood and the edge banding has the finger joint.

The banding material is falling apart from the packaging to my hand. I am wondering if this store might have crushed the packaging or something.

I got a message from a member who just got some banding from the same store and he told me his had moisture damage. Might be why mine is falling g apart.

I will try the Lowe’s brand. Thanks

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#4 posted 03-22-2016 04:03 PM

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 11:04 AM

IMO you’re better off buying things like this from a true ww’ers supply.

I use the preglued iron on Edgemate brand from woodworkerssupply never had an issue at all and the glue works excellent.

Hope this helps.

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