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Offline ecfd16

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Re:Non Glued Banding verses Pre Glued
« Reply #60 on: April 19, 2016, 05:53 PM »
Has anyone used pre-glued banding in the conturo?? I know it says not to but has anyone tried due to the heated glue warms up the PVC and does not preheat the banding due to it could stretch applying. just have a project that needs black PVC and i have a full roll and really don't wanna spend another $$ on unglued..Thanks Guys don't beat me up on this post please!!!!! LOL

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #61 on: April 19, 2016, 08:01 PM »
I've used some pre-glued wood edge banding in the Conturo, it worked fine. I also used a few piece of PSA adhesive in it, that was a little tricky.

I order unglued now.

Tom

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2016, 09:19 AM »
Can I get some clarification on the trimmer please. It says in the literature that it will cut up to 2mm but the machine is capable of running material up to 3mm.  Does that mean that if I am running 3mm PVC or ABS the trimmer isn't up to the job?

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Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2016, 09:40 AM »
Can I get some clarification on the trimmer please. It says in the literature that it will cut up to 2mm but the machine is capable of running material up to 3mm.  Does that mean that if I am running 3mm PVC or ABS the trimmer isn't up to the job?

Thanks

The trimmer works really well but the thicker the material the more effort you need. I can see why Festool limit it to 2 mm.

An edge trimmer would be better for the thicker materials.

Peter

Offline tim

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Can I get some clarification on the trimmer please. It says in the literature that it will cut up to 2mm but the machine is capable of running material up to 3mm.  Does that mean that if I am running 3mm PVC or ABS the trimmer isn't up to the job?

Thanks

The trimmer works really well but the thicker the material the more effort you need. I can see why Festool limit it to 2 mm.

An edge trimmer would be better for the thicker materials.

Peter

Thank you
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Offline tim

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2016, 07:30 AM »
Loving this machine.  Really improves production and finish.  I am having a couple of teething problems though.  I'm running 3mm PVC on prefinished veneer core ply.  When loading the machine with the edgeband I find I have to push pretty firmly to get the machine to take it in and then when ready to apply it doesn't always move automatically without a helping hand. It is not being pinched by the height adjuster. 

I'm assuming its because it hangs up when feeding that I get an excess of adhesive applying to the very end of the edgeband.  This has the effect of smearing glue onto the good face as well as onto the roller.  Given that 3mm PVC is within the tolerances for the conturo (albeit at the top end) I shouldn't think this should happen and it adds clean up time that isn't anticipated.  What's the best way to get the dried glue off the roller?

I havent used the 3mm router bit because I don't want that much radius - it looks weird to me at the corners so I'm using a straight bit with the 1.5 deg base and then an amana no file bit to ease the edge.  A beefier version of that bit ie to flush trim 3mm but with a small eased radius would get my money today!

The trimmer is great and this is tough stuff to cut but I find when trimming the right hand edge of a panel that it cuts the edge band except for the very top bit.  The blades seem aligned fine so I'm getting round it by tilting the trimmer up slightly to move the band further down the blades faces.

I'm sure the carbide scraper is good but not for prefinished material!

All in all I I am very glad I bought this setup and its early days as to whether it will pay for itself (my guess is it will) but it has certainly improved my workflow - just want to get past those few teething problems.  I bought the vac sys at the same time - another great bit of kit!
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Offline Laminator

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2016, 11:20 PM »
Tim, I used my conturo for the first time yesterday running laminate edge banding.  I had the same hang up as you describe on maybe 3 or 4 pieces out of about 20.  The excess glue on the roller seem to fall off easy once it cooled.  The glob on the surface cause no problem as it was on p-lam.    I could find no reason for the random piece to not feed just like normal and I hope someone can offer a tip to eliminate this altogether.    I will say I love the machine and should have gotten it when it first became available.

Offline sshooyman

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #67 on: September 13, 2016, 03:36 PM »
Question on staining and clear coating edges banded with the Conturo. I am assuming that the stain does not take to the glue but only the raw plywood and edge banding material. Also curious about the clear coat. I use mostly General Finishes HP Water based clear. Will that stick to the glue? or be prone to chip off easily in that area?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2016, 08:38 PM »
@sshooyman

Once trimmed and cleaned up the applied edging stains and finishes very well. I've run pre-finished through the Conturo with no issues to the finish also.

I did have an issue with the Conturo today. I was attempting to apply PVC edge banding that is designed to be finished. The Conturo would not apply adhesive to the banding and the feed stuttered. After a few attempts with the PVC I ran a piece of maple edge banding through the machine, it worked fine. Checked the thickness of the PVC, it was less than 0.5 mm. The PVC was to thin for the Conturo.

Tom

Offline Jimmy FineCut

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #69 on: January 07, 2017, 12:22 PM »
I am going to be buying the conturo soon and I was thinking about putting it my MFT as as stand alone edging station in the workshop, but now after seeing this I am going to make a work bench along the same lines as this one.



My question is does a template for the plate adaptor cut out come with the plate adaptor?



Thanks
Jimmy

Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #70 on: January 07, 2017, 01:56 PM »
My question is does a template for the plate adaptor cut out come with the plate adaptor?

@Jimmy FineCut, yes, it comes with a template.
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Offline Jimmy FineCut

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2017, 03:08 AM »
Thanks @Shane Holland 👍🏼

Offline Jimmy FineCut

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2017, 06:52 AM »
I was looking to buy the magazine holder 499479 as I have some 3m long edges to band. I am using 50mm edging and have just noticed the the magazines only takes up to 45mm edging.

Is this true? and if so is that not rather stupid considering the bander can take up to 65mm edging.

Am I missing something here?! [blink]

Offline Chalo

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2017, 11:08 PM »
Hi i just got a new conturo. Shipped it to Bahamas. Forgot to order glue packs. But it came with 4 .... I'm wanting to try it out,  but I'm concerned if I just use it on a small test, would the unused glue in the conturo dry out?
Also n st question: what type of glue should I purchase for wood edge band?

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Consolidated FAQ for the CONTURO Edge Bander
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2017, 02:33 AM »
Hi i just got a new conturo. Shipped it to Bahamas. Forgot to order glue packs. But it came with 4 .... I'm wanting to try it out,  but I'm concerned if I just use it on a small test, would the unused glue in the conturo dry out?
Also n st question: what type of glue should I purchase for wood edge band?

The great thing about the Conturo is that you turn it on, use and turn it off. No fuss at all.

Peter