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FastEdge tear out

I'm doing a project with unfinished Maple FastEdge.  So far 2 out 8 edges have come out. Otherwise, when trimming the edges there is a lot of tear out into the face. So much that sanding would not fix it. 1/4 to 1/2 the face. The 2 that came out required sanding. I'm using the quad pro trimmer that I purchased new for this project. I've watched the video, that's pretty much what I'm doing. I thought it was about how I was rolling at first. But I've been tolling like crazy and even doing the pre trimming with a utility knife. Still bad tear out.

Any thoughts on how I can make this work? I'm not even half done.

3/4 top choice plywood sanded and dust removed, 15/16 unfinished Maple FastEdge.

Topic starter Posted : 16/02/2018 12:00 am

Did you take the quad trimmer apart and trim one side at a time with the grain?

Posted : 23/02/2018 12:30 am

Hi, I'm having the same problem with tear out using unfinished maple tape. I will try taking the trimmer apart and trimming one side at a time. I'm also having problems with white pvc tape creeping to one edge while trimming exposing about a 32nd inch of melamine edge while leaving a slight overhang on the other edge which I have to file .

Posted : 10/03/2018 7:25 am

I'm sorry this is happening, but I'm guessing you’re doing something wrong. This should not happen. First thing is you need to roll the material on more so it will not move.

Regarding the tear out, it’s strictly a grain direction issue. You have to get that right and you have to trim firmly and slowly and it should work perfectly. I’ve never had it not work if it’s done correctly.

Posted : 12/03/2018 5:51 am