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Drop-Dead Gorgeous Edgebanding With Your Router Table

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Edgebanding With Your Router Table

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Edgebanding (or edge banding, same thing) is a finishing technique used to cover the exposed edges of materials like plywood, MDF, and particleboard. It's a crucial step in creating a polished, professional look for your woodworking projects. Without edge banding, the raw edges of these materials can look unsightly and be prone to damage.

Or, at least, that's the idea. Sometimes it looks like crap. Not ours. 


What is Edgebanding Made From?

Edge banding can be made from a variety of materials, each with its own advantages:

  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): Durable and easy to work with, PVC is a popular choice for its resistance to moisture and impact.
  • Wood Veneer: This offers a natural look and can be matched to the wood species of your project. It's perfect for high-end finishes.
  • Melamine: Affordable and available in many colors and patterns, melamine is a versatile option.
  • Acrylic: Known for its glossy finish and modern look, acrylic edgebanding can make your projects stand out.

Common Edgebanding Problems

Despite its benefits, edge banding can present a few challenges:

  • Peeling: Poor adhesion can cause edgebanding to peel away from the substrate. This is often due to inadequate application of adhesive or insufficient pressure during the bonding process.
  • Gaps: Inconsistent edge banding application can leave unsightly gaps along the edges.
  • Chipping: Low-quality edgebanding or improper trimming can lead to chips and cracks.
  • Misalignment: Uneven application can result in a crooked or misaligned edge, detracting from the overall appearance of your project.

Introducing Our 2 Piece Edge Banding Router Bit Set

For woodworkers looking to create strong, durable, and just stunning edge banding, our 2 Piece Edge Banding Router Bit Set is the perfect solution. Designed for use with a table-mounted router, this set allows you to craft your own edgebanding from the wood of your choice, ensuring a seamless match with your project.

Why Choose Our Edge Banding Router Bit Set?

  • Economical: Save money by making your own edgebanding.
  • Customizable: Use any wood to match your project perfectly.
  • Easy to Use: Simply center each bit on the stock thickness and make your cut. For best results, cut the edge band stock slightly oversized and flush trim it after assembly.

Two Styles Available

Our set comes in two styles to suit your specific needs:

  • 90 Degree Bits: Ideal for creating 'V' grooves or double-sided chamfers.
  • 60 Degree Bits: Provides a larger surface area for glue, ensuring a stronger bond.

High-Quality Construction

Each bit in the set features a 1/2" shank, two flutes, and carbide tips for increased tool life. They are designed to work with stock 3/4" to 1" in thickness, making them versatile for various projects.

Upgrade your woodworking game with our 2 Piece Edge Banding Router Bit Set and achieve professional results with ease. Whether you're working on shelves, panels, or any other project, this set will help you create beautiful, durable edges that impress.

Matt used these for his super-strong storage cart. Watch below or go to the video page for full screen. 

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