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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: Denny Dawg on November 15, 2020, 07:36 PM

Title: Edgebander
Post by: Denny Dawg on November 15, 2020, 07:36 PM
Hello all,
I’m hoping someone might have an answer or some guidance for this question -
We manufacture recording studio furniture and one of the products we make is a “kidney” shaped, split level Recording Desk. The material is 1” thick melamine, and the overall size is 30”x 60”. To date we’ve been using a commercial grade T-molding  type edge detail, and creating a “precision eyeball” butt joint, as it wraps around the full circumference of the piece, ending where it started...this has been working OK, but definitely limits our design/ color options.
Will the Festool edgebander allow us to do the full circumference ? A small amount of handwork would not be an issue if that was needed to insure the joint is tight & looks good...
Looking forward to your responses...
Best
Title: Re: Edgebander
Post by: afish on November 15, 2020, 08:20 PM
Yes, I dont do much radius work but the conturo should have no trouble handling that. If you get the kit the guillotine has an adjustable butt joint cutter too. 
Title: Re: Edgebander
Post by: tjbnwi on November 15, 2020, 08:55 PM
That shape is an easy one for the Conturo. As mentioned above, get the trimmer.

Tom
Title: Re: Edgebander
Post by: Tim Raleigh on November 22, 2020, 03:16 PM
Will the Festool edgebander allow us to do the full circumference ? A small amount of handwork would not be an issue if that was needed to insure the joint is tight & looks good...
Looking forward to your responses...
Best

Yep

There is a minimum inside radius, (4" diameter or 2" radius )

Title: Re: Edgebander
Post by: JRD on November 22, 2020, 07:09 PM
Here is a good video showing how to do a circle and adjust the festool trimmer for a perfect joint. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuE7PQeIsIs.