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Edge Cut

Grooving or rounding of the edges of work caused by excessive stock removal at the coated abrasive belt edge. Also called edge snipe.

Edge Sander

A machine used for edge sanding in a furniture plant.

Edge Sanding

The sanding of any furniture components requiring flatness and squareness integrity, such as frame legs, end boards, etc.

Edge Shed

A term used to describe a condition in which the abrasive grain ?shells? off the edges of a coated abrasive product (usually a belt) during use. Usually caused by too severe an application of the coated abrasive product.

Electrocoat

Method of coating grain to backing wherein the abrasive grain is electrostatically oriented to produce maximum sharpness and even spacing between adjacent grains.

Emery

An abrasive that is a natural composite of Corundum and Iron Oxide. The grains are blocky, cut slowly and tend to polish the material being abraded.

End Grain

That portion of a cut piece of wood which exposes the growth rings of a tree. An ex-ample is the end of a 2 x 4.

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