The 7 Best Portable Edge Banders
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Whether you’re a solo woodworker who's ready to upgrade to a dedicated machine, or a cabinetry shop looking for something practical to use onsite, a portable edge bander can be a great investment. Our selections include a variety of sizes, styles, and prices, ensuring you find the best option to give your projects the professional quality finish that will have customers coming back for more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best portable edge bander on Amazon.
May 28, 2019:
Since the "Portable Edge Bander" selection is a bit limited in terms of online reviews, I have limited the list to only seven selections and used a bit more personal discretion in the vetting process.
In particular, there is a specific model of portable edge bander that is listed on a few websites, but has no specific brand or reviews, and third-party sellers just slap their name on it (OrangeA, Jackbond, Yuchengtech, etc). I decided not to include that model in this list since we really can't tell who manufactures it.
That said, I did include machines made by Maksiwa and Grizzly, even if they didn't have reviews, because of those companies legitimate reputations.
Also, since there is a demographic of woodworker that aren't doing large projects or don't need to maneuver crazy curves and radii, I included a basic $30 clothes iron on the list. An iron works perfectly fine with basic pre-glued edgebanding, and its small price tag makes it an attractive candidate.