Birch edge banding

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Forum topic by mcase posted 01-25-2012 08:32 AM 1540 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2012 08:32 AM

Anyone had this experience? I just went through a 250’ roll of birch iron-on edge banding purchased at Richelieu. I could not get even one 6’ piece splice free. I bought another 250’ roll this time from Rockler. It was even worse. There were splices 3” (inches) apart and areas devoid of glue on the back. What garbage! Splices are ok, though not desirable, if your painting a project, but they are completely unacceptable for staining. With stain they jump right out at you. I been banding my edges with solid wood for some time now, but I would swear that a few years ago you could always get 6’ to 8’ splice free lengths out of the larger rolls. In fact I know you could because I used to use this stuff regularly. Do they think people stopped building cases over 4’ high? Anyone know of a quality brand of edge banding? You know like the old days when they didn’t splice it every few feet and there was a consistent coating of glue on the back.

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 09:37 AM

I haven’t paid much attention to the splices since we only use it for a handful of low end products (mostly shop fixtures) but at work we buy the stuff Custom Service Hardware sells. Their customer service knows their product line well so you can probably give them a call and ask before buying.

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