Custom woodworkers are always on the lookout to cut waste — and be very flexible. In edgebanding, this means finding a machine that handles a wide range of materials and applications.
Stiles Shop Solutions Brandt Ambition 1220FC Highflex edgebander has a compact footprint, but is loaded with technology and flexibility, says Stiles. With a feed speed of 36 fpm, an expanded magazine capacity, plus a two-position pressure zone for maximum stability, the Ambition 1220FC is equipped with joint trimming, contour trimming, and a newly designed exterior coil feed. The 1200 series applies edgebanding for panels with up to 2-in. edge thicknesses and can be equipped with buffing, scraping, corner rounding, and joint trimming. (800) 424-3232, StilesShop.com
The ARCUS 1336 edgebander is a CNC machine with automated features, which manufacturer Holz-Her says provides fast, accurate and repeatable conversion to different edgeband applications. It uses the company’s GlueJet system, said to offer fast heat up time and reduced energy consumption. (704) 587-3400, HolzHer.com
Safety Speed says its compact edgebanders offer features available in larger machines. The 72GP features a glue pot with adjustable glue extrusion; the 60HA is a hot air unit with an adjustable heat nozzle. Both models have digital electronic temperature control, micro-adjust tape guides, Accutrim edge trim systems, and electromagnetic end cutters. (800) 772-2327 SafetySpeed.com
Laguna says its Bandit 8000 fully automatic edgebander has the capacity to handle up to 5mm edgebanding as well as individual wood and laminate strips. The track feed system runs at 35 fpm; the gluepot features flexibility. End trimming and top and bottom trimming are standard. The machine is also equipped with top and bottom scraping, and a top and bottom buffing station. (800) 234-1976, LagunaTools.com
The Giben America KG360D edgebander includes edge cutting and loading, a gluing unit and pressing rollers with an end-cutting unit. It also includes two fine trimming units, an edge scraper and polishing unit. Maximum panel height is 60mm; maximum wood edge is 5mm. It runs at 12-20 mpm. (770) 448-9140. Giben.com
Riebling Machinery says the Hebrock AKV 3003KD edgebander features a quick-melt glue pot for banding veneers, plastic, PVC, coiled material and solid wood. It is available with the following workstations: pre-milling unit, single-end trimming saw unit, a top and bottom trimmer tiltable from 0 to 30 degrees, pneumatic top/bottom trimming adjustment for automatic change between 3mm radius and bevel trimming, 3mm radius profile scraper and a buffing unit. The conveyor feed speed is 33 fpm. (845) 915-0058, Riebling.com