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The Ideal Edge Banding Machine for Schools?

A school district that was edgebanding "The Old Fashioned Way" Straddling the line between balancing a budget and acquiring ideal woodworking equipment, especially edge banding machines, can be a very difficult task for schools.  RUSD (Redlands Unified School District in California) was edge banding the old fashioned way with spray adhesive when they discovered a low-cost.... read more

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Contour edgebanding in the hand held setup with a portable edgebander - Wilding Wallbeds

Wilding Wallbeds has been running a Brandt KDF-520 Edgebander for the past 5 years; however, projects requiring the production of contoured parts were very difficult to complete, as the KDF-520 only edgebands straight parts.  The edgebander operators found themselves having to edgeband contoured parts by hand, which was a long and tedious process.  In 2014, Wilding pu.... read more

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Portable Edgebander - Table vs Hand-Held Setup

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                                        The Portable Edgebanders offered by Shop Gear Inc. can be used in the hand-held setup by running the edgebander by hand around your work piece or in the stationary setup by placing it in a compatible table and running your wo.... read more

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Shop Gear Inc. Participates in Annual School Conference by the UACTE

 "It's important for educators to become aware of what products are out there in the woodworking industry so they can identify solutions that not only meet their budgets, but align with the goals they have in training their students." The Annual UACTE Winter Conference held at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah provided an opportunity for industrial science te.... read more

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Woodworking - How to Justify a Machinery Purchase?

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To Buy or Not to Buy? Unless you purchase woodworking machinery in order to better enjoy woodworking as a hobby, investing in machinery can be quite stressful and create great uncertainty.  For every woodworker (excluding most hobbyists), machinery investment decisions hinge upon whether or not the machine being decided upon will produce higher profits than the current .... read more

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2013 AWFS Fair Las Vegas

Thanks for visiting with us at our booth during the 2013 AWFS Fair in Vegas!  Hopefully you were able to see our products up close and maybe even see a live demonstration of the Le-matic Portable Edgebander.  We appreciate your business and strive to provide the right edgebanding and power feeder solutions for you to achieve success in your woodworking arena. . read more

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The Portable Edgebander Part 2 – A Good Fit for a Larger Shop?

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  Last week we focused on the smaller shop and hobbyist in Part 1 of this 2-part series.  This week we will discuss how to know if the portable edgebander is a good fit for the larger shop.  Large straight-line edgebanding machines, CNC routers, and sliding table saws are some of the many machines typically found in a larger shop.  With such large and exp.... read more

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The Portable Edgebander – A Good Fit for a Small Shop?

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  The portable edgebander is an intriguing product in the woodworking industry and is becoming increasingly more popular as a small shop edgebander. One owner of a portable edgebander stated, “For a one man shop I think this thing could serve all his banding needs.”  For some small shops, however, it may not be worth having.  Each woodworker and shop is uniqu.... read more

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4 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Portable Edgebander

1.      Radius Edgebanding Solution You probably have a large edgebander that runs straight pieces right?  What do you do when you run into a radius piece?  Do you go through the hassle of doing radius edgebanding by hand or paying someone else to fulfill those needs?  Portable edgebanders provide a low-cost solution to do radius edgeban.... read more

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Shop Gear launches new e-commerce website featuring Comatic power feeders & portable edgebanders

Shop Gear seeks to benefit woodworkers across North America by launching an ecommerce website which provides portable edgebanders, power feeders, and discounted tooling With the launch of shopgearinc.com, woodworkers will have access to discounted tooling and new products introduced to the woodworking industry such as portable edgebanders and user friendly power feeders. Marc.... read more

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