Laminate trimmer



Edge trimmer for real wood veneer edges and edge bands

made of melamine or plastic up to 0.8 mm thickness.

The slightly different edge cutter!

Anyone who has ever bought an edge trimmer under € 10 who knows the pitfalls when working.

As simple as it looks in the pictures, it is not for inexperienced users!

Quickly slips or tilts with the devices and even the edge or the workpiece surface damaged.

Cutting knives are poorly suited for long-fibered real wood veneer edges because a sharp edge can lead to a split of the edge in the fiber direction, which can cause the edge to break under the surface of the plate and render it unusable.

If you have some practice, you can cut edge overhangs even with simple tools such as a file or a piercing iron flush. But these methods require a lot of practice and sharp tools.


Our goal was to develop an edger for inexperienced users with which you can get the edge overhangs of real wood, so-called veneer edges, edge bands made of melamine or plastic-ironing edges up to 0.8 mm thick and without damage to the edges or the workpiece flush.

How does it work with the MAKE-SELF edge trimmer?


The large contact surface of the tool plate ensures a good and safe start even when applying the edge cutter.

Once the edge has been cut in at the corner, the rest of the overhang on the edge is simple, quick and, above all, safely done.

The cutting edge principle of the new and patent-pending MAKE-SELF edge trimmer is very simple.

The edge overhang is not cut with a sharp edge, but only repelled with a blunt edge in the tool plate.

This principle has two advantages:

  • There is no sharp cutting edge that can dig into the workpiece surface and injure it.
  • For long-fiber veneer veneer edges, a sharp edge may cause the edge to split in the fiber direction, damaging the edge.
  • By repelling the edge with the blunt cut surface, this effect is effectively avoided.

Already after 1 - 2 test cuts the handling of the edge cutter is clear even for inexperienced users and the tool can be safely used.

The edge cutter made of stainless steel was developed by us and is now produced and distributed in small series.

  In order to avoid damage to the workpiece surface, each edge trimmer is deburred, surface-ground and individually tested.

Easy to use, ideally suited for inexperienced ...

  • For real wood veneer edges and edgebands made of melamine or plastic up to 0.8mm thickness
  • No crack effect when used on real wood veneer edges
  • Optimal support for secure attachment of the tool to the edge of the plate
  • Long service life through the use of blunt cut surfaces
  • Due to the tool, no damage to the workpiece surface possible
  • Stainless A2 stainless steel for a long service life
  • Packed in a sturdy resealable plastic box


Edge cutter Order N ° 20 101

1 edge cutter made of stainless steel

Surfaces sanded on both sides

Packed in a robust plastic box

For edge bands up to 0.8mm thickness


Not suitable for laminated edges (HPL)

Kantenschneider für Umleimer, make-self
Kantenschneider in einer Kunststoffverpackung, make-self


The ideal edge overhang for cutting edges with the MAKE-SELF edge trimmer is 1-3mm.

An excessively large edge overhang of> 3mm can cause problems for the tool.

The edge rolls up and does not rise over the fixed edge, this can lead to a blockage of the tool (1).

Remedy: Simply lift the section briefly after cutting (2) until it jumps over the fixed edge.

Then it continues as usual (3).

Excessive veneer supernatants, as may occur during veneering of slabs, lead to severe splintering of the veneer.

Attention: To cut large protrusions of glued veneer this tool was not designed!


To the variety of tools we have already sold a short excerpt of the positive customer opinions.

You rarely talk about good things, but the positive resonances clearly outweigh the negatives, thanks for the feedback ... we do everything we can to keep it that way.


We also do not want to conceal less satisfied customer opinions.

We know that you can never make all customers happy. Of course, if you are unfurled with this tool, we'll take the tool back for free within 4 weeks from the date of purchase.

Product reviews from Amazon's German page

5.0 out of 5 - Star total satisfied

Have several edgers in my workshop. Unfortunately, there are no longer any spare knives and therefore I had to buy a new edge trimmer. The edge trimmer fits very well in the hand and the separation of the protruding edge band takes place with only one cut.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Super handy and smooth edges

I pretty much tried to make edge banding right up to the purchase of this little tool. That's no problem with the tool. Works fast and clean.

5.0 out of 5 stars - unbelievable

Big compliment to the inventors - very easy and the result looks very (!) Professional. Just great, really only to be recommended!

5.0 out of 5 stars - With the right application top!

Works flawlessly, real wood veneer larch or even harder woods such as satinwood lapped themselves flush. Briefly grind over it and the edge is flawless.

However, you should pay attention to real wood veneer that the supernatant is not more than 3-4mm, otherwise the risk increases that rip the edges.

Also make sure that you press the tailor firmly, then let the supernatants quickly and cleanly cut flush.

Not suitable, however, the tailor when cross-wood is to be separated. When veneering sometimes the veneer on the front side is "folded", ie. then you have at this point cross wood, but this tailor is less suitable because tears are hard to avoid.

That was however already before the purchase aware that with this concept will not work, so far no topic.

Great product, and due to the "construction" also indestructible.

5.0 out of 5 stars - Awesome

I decided to read some reviews for this edger.

For thin strap edges, this edge trimmer is simply brilliant.

Fast, accurate and durable

The tailor is very easy to handle (is explained exactly in the Youtube manual).

Iron on the edge, attach the tailor, press on and guide with both hands.

Missing cuts or ugly nicks are thus avoided.

The edge trimmer comes in a sturdy plastic case and is thus optimally protected.

The tailor is made of V2A.

Ideal for the hobby carpenter!

I would buy the edger anytime again!

5.0 out of 5 stars - totally satisfied

Have several edgers in my workshop. Unfortunately, there are no longer any spare knives and therefore I had to buy a new edge trimmer. The edge trimmer fits very well in the hand and the separation of the protruding edge band takes place with only one cut.

Product reviews from Amazon's German page

3.0 out of 5 stars - OK, but requires rework

Have used it with plastic edges for chipboard. You have to press quite hard, so that the edge end up as little as possible at the end. Even then you have to do some rework (sandpaper), so that the edge feels smooth.

Also, the edge is not cut, but pressed, which requires a bit of pressure.

Finally, the price is a bit high, considering that it is simply a laser cut metal piece.

All in all, my results with the records are ok, but if I had a reasonable chisel, the result would probably be easier to achieve.

2.0 out of 5 stars - not a real edger - no real alternative

I became aware of the product by accident - as ia. I was a curious carpenter and just ordered and tested the part. Even the result with white plastic edges did not convince me. As already described by another beetle is not a tailor, but the edge is pressed - this works in Kunsttoffkanten only with restriction, for veneer, this is actually not suitable. Here are known edge trimmer / planer (with cutting) by Wegoma or a good replica with proper use significantly better ...

3.0 out of 5 stars - Does not cut, but separates with pressure

I am irritated by the name, because the edger has no blade and therefore does not cut, but only by pressure and its solid form separates the fibers. I had assumed that the round recess was sharpened. In the direction of the grain, this also works quite well, but only if - as already described by others - the veneer only survives a few millimeters. Otherwise it can happen that everything collapses. To get into the veneer first, I find difficult. Overall, the tool is not bad and very stable, but with a simple cutter and far extended blade, I can handle the veneer (S & G EASiWOOD, 5mm + fleece backing) more easily. Eben * cut *. Maybe the edger works better with thinner veneer.


We sell this product today via the Toolovation GB (see dealer page)