Trimming solid-wood edgebanding on plywood with a plane or belt sander can be a trying task, so I designed this simple trimmer fixture, which holds a horizontally mounted router. An adjustment mechanism allows the router’s bit to be adjusted up or down so it cuts the banding flush with the plywood. Instead of a full-size router, I use a Porter-Cable laminate trimmer, which provides plenty of power for trimming the 1/4-in.- to 3/8-in.-thick banding I use. I’ve found that an Onsrud 1/4-in., two-flute spiral bit gives a smooth, splinter-free cut that’s ready for finish-sanding. Warren W. Bender, Jr., Medford, N.Y. Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 1989 No. 76
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