Here is a simple way for you to make your own hardwood edge banding to finish off those plywood or MDF panels and shelves from 1/2" to 1" thick.
Simply set the male groovers in your router table so that the center point of the bit is centered on the stock and make the cut. Now using the female grooves in your router table, set the height of the bit so that the center point of the bit matches the center point of the panel stock and then cut out the hardwood stock material. Glue the two pieces together and flush trim the edges if necessary.
Two styles available. The 90° bit sets (A) also makes horizontal v-grooves or double sided chamfers. The 60° bit sets (B) feature a tongue and groove design for a larger gluing surface.
All bits two flute, carbide tipped, 1/2" shank with bearing guides. USA.
Router Safety Chart - Suggested Speeds:
|Bit Diameter||Max Speed|
|up to 1"||24000 RPM|
|1-1/16" to 2"||18000 RPM|
|2-1/16" to 2-1/2"||16000 RPM|
|2-9/16" to 3"||14500 RPM|
|over 3"||12000 RPM|
Router Safety Tips:
- Always wear eye and ear protection.
- Always use properly sharpened bits.
- Never use bits that are dull or damaged.
- Shank must be completely inserted into collet and then backed-off approximately 1/16".
- Don't "bottom-out" bit in collet.
- Never partially insert bit into collet. Minimum 1" of shank needs to be in collet.
- Tighten bit securely and recheck periodically for possible slippage or "run-out" due to wear.
- Keep collet clean and replace if worn.
- Never start the router with the bit in contact with wood.
- Always feed your work or router in the proper direction against the bit rotation.
- Don't force feed the bit or overload your router, Feed at a constant moving speed to avoid burning the wood.
- Do not face tool's discharge when operating.
- Always unplug router when changing bits or making adjustments.
- Use a router table and fence whenever possible.
- Make sure your work piece is properly secured and use push blocks, sticks and featherboards whenever possible.
- Keep all your bits, bearings and assemblies clean, lubricated, and securely fastened. To avoid damage, store them properly in a pouch, box or tray.
- The bigger the bit, the lower RPM recommended (see chart).