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Offline Canarius

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Alternative glue for conturo KA 65?
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:58 AM »
Dear all

I have 2 conturo edgebanders in my workshop, recently i bought a biesse jade240 industrial
Edgebander for a more industrial service.  As i go deeper in this world i found glue manufacturers
Like jowat who offer alternative professional eva glue in pellets and also pucks same size than festool and also 190-210 degrees melting point, more options in colours such as transparent and additives.

As i am in santo domingo, dominican republic, its expensive to bring here the 24 unit box of festool glue everytime for every colour and also it takes time.

My question is if there is and alternative brand or means to buy the glue pucks in larger quantities or maybe in transparent colour to buy just one as other machines allow.  Also if anyone has tried alternative eva glue pucks keeping quality and machine safe in a long term.

If alternative glue has the right melting point and is designed for edgebanding and dont see why not to try...maybe i am missing something?

Thanks for your advice


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Offline Gregor

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Re: Alternative glue for conturo KA 65?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 07:12 AM »
If alternative glue has the right melting point and is designed for edgebanding and dont see why not to try...maybe i am missing something?
Apart from 'warranty void as of having used untested 3rd party stuff that did bad things to the machine'... not as far as I know.

Re: Alternative glue for conturo KA 65?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 04:30 PM »
Festool most likely buys their glue from a major manufacturer so the Festool pucks are probably industrial grade ( but standard ) glue. I would not worry too much about it.  Jowat I believe is a German manufacturer so chances are they are the one Festool gets their glue from in the first place. There is no magic glue in the Conturo, the machine does not sell enough to warrant a special glue formula so I would expect it to be good old fashioned quality glue. :)
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Offline Tmakita

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Re: Alternative glue for conturo KA 65?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2018, 10:34 AM »
I have used the jowat for a while, it is cheaper than the festool option and more readily available, for me at least,   the only issue is the the puck I get it is 3 times taller than the festool option, so I have to cut in half in order to load it into the machine

Offline safety1st

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Re: Alternative glue for conturo KA 65?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019, 09:57 AM »
How do you cut it nice and even? Do you use a hot wire cutter?