Hand Edge Bander

Glue veneer bands to edges of case tops and tabletops by hand.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Edge Banders do?

Glues veneer bands to edges of case tops and tabletops by hand: Applies glue to veneer strips or edges of top with roller or brush and positions strips on edges. Places top in clamp and closes clamp to hold veneer strips against edges of top until glue is dry. Removes top and trims and smooths joints and edges of veneer with portable laminate trimmer and sandpaper. May cut veneer strips to specified length with handsaw. May use electrically heated or steam-heated clamp to facilitate drying of glue.


Should I be a Hand Edge Bander?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Edge Bander, Hand, Veneer-Edge Bander

    How to become a Hand Edge Bander

    Hand Edge Banders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Edge Bander-related education!
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