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Professional edge on laminate without filing3/17
Hello Fellow Woodworkers,
Does anyone know of a method or a special tool that avoids one having to file laminate while having a professional edge?
I've tried a couple of other ways, one is a special bit called a no file bit. You have to be careful when adjusting because the straight part of the bit can cause the infamous white to show. I still had to file after using this bit. Theres no better way that i've seen to get a professional looking edge than good old hand filing.
Deran Amana tool makes a great no-file bit in two different sizes 1.5mm rad. and 0.4 mm rad. They work well.
Has anybody tried scarfing the edge with
Thanks for the tip Chip, although I find it ironic that with your name you are telling us how to work laminate.
Something that is obvious but in case it is not: dialing in the bevel trim on the router greatly reduces the amount of filing you have to do.
Chip----I've done it your way for years, using a block plane blade works too.
Pat has it right on- dial in that bevel router
Dean, we currently have our version called a easy edge bit. Mac is correct, the position of the bit is critical. What you need to keep in mind is the thickness of the laminate. This plays a part in which bit you need.