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I've seen different methods for flush trimming edge banding. Tall fence on router table, 2 side by side pieces to support router when hand trimming. With a mid-sized router what is the minimum width of edge banding that could safely support the router if there was not a second piece to provide support? Specifically, would edge banding 2" wide be wide enough to support a mid-size router?
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I've seen different methods for flush trimming edge banding. Tall fence on router table, 2 side by side pieces to support router when hand trimming. With a mid-sized router what is the minimum width of edge banding that could safely support the router if there was not a second piece to provide support? Specifically, would edge banding 2" wide be wide enough to support a mid-size router?
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Thank You. That's the answer I was hoping for.
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Thank You. That's the answer I was hoping for.
clamping may be an issue...
pay close attention to what you are doing...
lay two pieces side by side and increase the foot print...

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You can modify a subbase for this function.
Then proudness nor width is an issue.
Moreover, the router is safer on terra-firma, flat.
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The method for a router table is really simple if you can do it that way.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I agree with an earlier post - a router table with a tall fence is the way to go (provided the workpiece is not too large).

Note that when using a handheld router with a flush trim (bottom bearing) bit the cut is forgiving (see proviso below) . If you tip the router downwards it pivots on the bearing leaving a bump in the trimmed edge. This can be removed on a second pass.

The forgiving doesn't happen if you tilt the router upwards.
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