Preventing Laminate Trim Burn

When trimming plastic laminate on a table top, the pilot on a table top, the pilot a solid carbide router bit can burn the laminate already applied to a panel’s edges. To overcome this problem I cover the edges with petroleum jelly. This keeps the pilot cool and creates a thin, slippery layer for the pilot to ride on. The excess petroleum jelly can be wiped away with a dry cloth.

– Larry Bedaw
North Swanzey, NH

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