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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 06-10-2007, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to use the plastic edge trim that came off a floding table that got wet and the flake board is disintergrating.

What bit do I use to cut the thin groove in the new table top edge of the 3/4 plywood so I can tap the edge in? I don't know the real name of the plastic edging but it is 3/4 wide and is slightly curved on the face. The back has a thin grooved barbed protruding about 1/4 inch. This barbed protrusion goes into the groove in the table edge.

Any special things I should know before I do this?

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Hi Clem,

I see you made it to the router forum. I believe I must have mis-read your question yesterday and you must have thought my reply was out in left field somewhere. My meds do that to me sometimes I thought you were asking how to trim the plastic to the table top so my reply sure made no sense

You are going to need some form of a slot cutting bit with a bearing. We have a router glossary here in the forum and I will see if I can find the answer for you and return with a better reply if someone does not beat me to it and hopefully they will.

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Clem,

I think this is the bit you are looking for

http://www.hartvilletool.com/category/776
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Is the barb end square or pointed?

How thick is the barb that goes into the slot? (Slot width?)

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Good that you have some 3/4 inch to use. It's tough to find that thickness. As Bob says the bearing mounted slot cutter is what you need I expect that the thickness of the lug is 1/8 to 3/16 thick.
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Is the barb end square or pointed?

How thick is the barb that goes into the slot? (Slot width?)
Joe,

The barb is pointed and the body is 1/16" and the barbs are about 3/32" but are a little flattened from being in the slot of the previous table.

It also looks like there was a brad driven through the bottom of the table and through the barb to keep it in place.

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Thanks Bob,

I'll see if there is a local source for one of these, otherwise I'll order one online.

Thanks for the info and I'm sorry I didn't explain myself better in my PM to you :-)

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I think this is the bit you are looking for
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Hi Clem
I think you are talking about this type of plastic T-edging molding, the norm is a 1/16 slot (5/64") see link below.
It comes in many types but this is the norm. ▼

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?O...Select=Details

Use one of the SMALL battery saws with a 1/16" saw BLADE set to 1/4" to 5/16" deep.

They also make it with little arrows sticking out the back side of the molding but that takes a bigger saw blade to do that type 1/8" the morm.
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My first post on this forum.

I would like to use the plastic edge trim that came off a floding table that got wet and the flake board is disintergrating.

What bit do I use to cut the thin groove in the new table top edge of the 3/4 plywood so I can tap the edge in? I don't know the real name of the plastic edging but it is 3/4 wide and is slightly curved on the face. The back has a thin grooved barbed protruding about 1/4 inch. This barbed protrusion goes into the groove in the table edge.

Any special things I should know before I do this?

Thanks,

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Joe,

The barb is pointed and the body is 1/16" and the barbs are about 3/32" but are a little flattened from being in the slot of the previous table.

It also looks like there was a brad driven through the bottom of the table and through the barb to keep it in place.

Clem

That's a small slot... it may take a little experimentation... slot cutter... or saw.

good luck...

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Bobj3 and Joe,

I think I will try the saw slit on some scrap to see if that will work.

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