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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Is there a better way to trim edge banding?
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2015, 10:56 AM »
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm somewhat torn between the MFK700, which looks to be one of the best options, but it's pricey and the OF1010, which isn't exactly cheap, but would be more useful to me at the moment since I could use another router right now anyway.

Of course if the 700 is much faster than the other options, then the time saved would help to offset the cost.

There's no question the OF1010 is a more versatile router, but I wouldn't say the MFK700 is a one trick pony.  The 700 is the router I tend to grab first for small profile or small groove/rebate routing.  However, if you need visibility of the bit or to plunge, then the 700 is out.

If you do a moderate to a lot of edge banding, then get MFK700.  The ease of use and the time saved is worth it.  The other uses you'll find for the 700 will be a bonus.   
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Is there a better way to trim edge banding?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2015, 06:29 PM »
Thanks for all the good suggestions. I'm somewhat torn between the MFK700, which looks to be one of the best options, but it's pricey and the OF1010, which isn't exactly cheap, but would be more useful to me at the moment since I could use another router right now anyway.

Of course if the 700 is much faster than the other options, then the time saved would help to offset the cost.

There's no question the OF1010 is a more versatile router, but I wouldn't say the MFK700 is a one trick pony.  The 700 is the router I tend to grab first for small profile or small groove/rebate routing.  However, if you need visibility of the bit or to plunge, then the 700 is out.

If you do a moderate to a lot of edge banding, then get MFK700.  The ease of use and the time saved is worth it.  The other uses you'll find for the 700 will be a bonus.   

The MFK 700 also shines when doing laminate work. 
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Offline bdiemer

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Re: Is there a better way to trim edge banding?
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2015, 10:15 AM »
I actually trim it from behind with a sharp chip carving knife and a wood backer (for lack of a better word) in the front. I then trim with a sharp block plane..

Offline aas

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Re: Is there a better way to trim edge banding?
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2015, 10:29 AM »
Another vote for the MFK700 - fantastic tool!