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Offline jvb

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Conturo Tracks Too High
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:16 PM »
I am edging oak plywood with 13/16" oak (0.024" thick). I would like to get overhang on the top and the bottom face of the plywood, but I am only getting overhang on the top. Sometimes the edging does not completely cover at the bottom. Is there a way to adjust the Conturo so that it tracks lower on the edge of the plywood?

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 05:26 PM »
I am edging oak plywood with 13/16" oak (0.024" thick). I would like to get overhang on the top and the bottom face of the plywood, but I am only getting overhang on the top. Sometimes the edging does not completely cover at the bottom. Is there a way to adjust the Conturo so that it tracks lower on the edge of the plywood?

I don't have the Conturo but went to YouTube to look at the Festool produced getting started video.  What is the width of the edge banding you are using?

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 05:28 PM »
13/16"

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 05:45 PM »
Here is the video link:

Around the 2:00 Minute mark there is a recommendation of edge banding size versus workpiece.  If you are trying to edge band 3/4" plywood with 13/16" material, it may not be wide enough.

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 06:51 PM »
It could be one of two things going on here.

1:  Like Peter said, 13/16 banding is too narrow for 3/4 inch material (assuming that's what you're using).  We always run 15/16" banding.  The stuff from veneersupplies.com is good

2:  If you're running the conturo in the mft, be sure to use the standoff strips to raise the workpiece and help center the banding (this would apply more if you're using 1/2" material and it's still not covering).

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 07:09 PM »
Thanks for your source for the edge banding. I have been using Woodcraft's 500' 13/16" rolls. Veneersupplies.com carries what I need so I will pick some of that up. I have been turning 100mm wide plywood with banded edges for door and window casing and it has been alright for that because the bottom is against the wall. I want to do some face frameless cabinets now though and it won't be acceptable for that.

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 07:55 PM »
Glad to help!!

It would be great to see some pictures of your finished projects if you don't mind sharing them on here.

Ken

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 08:31 PM »
I use 7/8” edge banding from Holdahl and it works very well with the Conturo. I initially tried 15/16” banding but the trim router struggled with tear out. Very happy with 7/8” edge banding, and LOVE the Conturo!
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Re: Conturo Tracks Too High
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 09:00 PM »
I use 7/8's also.

Tom