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Forum topic by SweetTea posted 11-20-2016 11:04 AM 847 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SweetTea

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11-20-2016 11:04 AM

Do any of you guys have any experience with the Rockler edge banding machine? I do a lot of edge banding by hand with an iron and utility knife, and I would like to find a way to simply, ease and speed up the process. I unfortunately can’t afford to drop $10,000.00+ on a new edge banding machine, but the Rockler unit at $300 I can definitely afford.

Is it worth the $300? Are there any other edge banding machines in the sub $1,000.00 price range that are better?

(Wish that I could find an old perhaps slightly broke. industrial edge banding machine that I could pick up for a under a grand to fix up and make functional again. I have known people to do that.)


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JackDuren

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#1 posted 11-20-2016 02:03 PM

Those cheaper edge banding machines usually don’t last and can be more work than they are worth.

The last company I worked for retired and sold out. He payed $36k for his edge bander and sold it for $2k running. He just wanted out quickly. It was a CEHISA EP-9.

Now a buddy of mine bought a older SCMI for $3k and spent $1,000 on repairs and works fine.

Problem with older machines as they have more working parts and take more care…

Personally I would just buy a good contact adhesive sprayer for a $1000 and use it…Fast and easy and gets the job done

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SweetTea

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#2 posted 11-21-2016 11:43 AM


Those cheaper edge banding machines usually don t last and can be more work than they are worth.

The last company I worked for retired and sold out. He payed $36k for his edge bander and sold it for $2k running. He just wanted out quickly. It was a CEHISA EP-9.

Now a buddy of mine bought a older SCMI for $3k and spent $1,000 on repairs and works fine.

Problem with older machines as they have more working parts and take more care…

Personally I would just buy a good contact adhesive sprayer for a $1000 and use it…Fast and easy and gets the job done

- JackDuren

If I could find one at $3,000, like your buddy, I would probably buy it. The cheapest used machine (for production, not for the weekend warrior) that I have found was just under $5,000. However, there are other things that currently have priority over buying an edge bander. My biggest priority is a bigger drum sander or a wide belt sander. I am looking for any used one that are at least 37” to 43”. The next priority is a line boring machine. Once I have that, then I will start to look seriously at an edge bander.

What do you mean by a good adhesive sprayer? Can you send explain that a little bit better?

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