Edge Banding Routing: A How-To Video


Blend hardwood edging seamlessly with plywood to add an attractive and durable edge to your cabinet doors and shelf edges with edge banding! For use with plywood panels, MDF panels, or shelves from ½” to 1″ thick, our matched 2-piece Edge Banding Router Bit Sets are two flute carbide tipped. Plus, there are two styles available:

  • The 90° Bits also make a horizontal V-groove or double-sided chamfer.
  • The 60° Bits feature a tongue & groove for a larger glue surface area and easier alignment of edge banding.

*Tip: Notably, these are recommended for use in a table-mounted router.

Edge Banding Sets Testimonials

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I bought this set 2 years ago, use them often, and love the ease of using them. They sharpen easily. Their blades last a long time and if you're not centered exactly, all you need to do is a quick planing to get things flush!

Scott Walton    December 1, 2015    Lynnfield, MA US    Website   

This does make a strong and pretty edge but it is not a fast method to do it. These bits are hard to set up by the method shown in the video because they have to be perfectly centered on the work piece or the shoulders will be different widths and it won't work; it will leave a gap on one side of the finished panel. To make setup simpler, make a trial cut on one edge, flip it upside down and cut the same side again. If the bit cuts off more stock on the second pass, it isn't centered and you will have to raise or lower the bit. I, too, found out that the tear out on the plywood cross grain was bad. I wonder if it would be a good idea to make the tongue bit cut a a small shoulder perpendicular to the plywood face on each side. That would allow you to run the plywood directly against the fence, leaving the same small shoulder on the plywood, eliminating the need for taping a board to it. (By setting up the fence very accurately, I was able to eliminate that step but it takes a long time to do it.) I also found that trying to use the straight bit to cut off the excess didn't work very well. It helps if you have a fence on the table that you can raise up the width of the exposed portion of the male piece, allowing it to go under the fence. I finally just sanded them off with a belt sander.

Ken Wills    March 15, 2015    Elmwood, IL US    Website   

I bought the 60 degree set a couple of years ago - works great. The finished product is virtually seamless! I just watched the instructional video online and I learned that when cutting the groove you need to place a scrap piece of wood on top as a guide against the router fence - otherwise the piece of plywood gets smaller and the edge may not be straight. I wish they had included instructions with set - it would have saved me a lot of headaches. Be sure to watch the short video online - it will make you a pro at this in no time.

Brian Ericson    July 22, 2009    Placerville, CA US    Website   

Nice demonstrating on the router bits. Now I really am going to buy the bits for my cabinet making process. The other videos I have seen is great too. (the dove tail video)

Robbie Cox    November 10, 2008    Washington, NC US   


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