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Recently, PVC (vinyl) tiles have become a very popular coating. It is a very versatile finishing material, and for its high-quality installation an “individual” approach and tools are required. First of all, this concerns the processing of edges after cutting strips, restoring the factory chamfer, and trimming the edges at 45 degrees.
In this article Andrey, the author of the YouTube channel of the same name “Shayter Andrey”, will tell you how to make a plane for processing PVC tile edges.
Materials required for DIY.
– Sheet plywood 10 mm thick
– Self-tapping screw with press washer, self-tapping screws with countersunk head
– Blade for a craft knife
– Joiner's glue, sandpaper.
Tools used by the author.
– 3D printer
– Wood drills with countersink
– Miter saw or hand circular saw
– Set of needle files, vice, hammer, pliers – Tape measure, square, screwdriver, pencil.
When laying such vinyl tiles, cutting along the length is not enough, due to which the cut becomes even, and you need to restore the factory bevel.
If the tiles are joined at the outer corners, then you also need to cut the edge from the bottom at an angle of 45 degrees.
Initially, to solve these problems, Andrey developed a prototype of a plane, gradually bringing it to perfection , and making changes to the design.
As a result, after processing the edges with such a tool, they become practically indistinguishable from the factory ones.
It is very convenient to develop a tool by designing prototypes and printing them on a 3D printer .
For owners of 3D printers Andrey master kindly provided a 3D model that can be downloaded from the following link .
Manufacturing process. plywood 10 mm thick.
The master cut a strip 25 mm wide from it using a miter saw.
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< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "How to make a plane for forming a bevel on vinyl tiles" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-05/1622071508_pvp-074.jpg"/> Parts are connected at an angle of 90 degrees, and a line along the edge is marked on the base board.
To connect the parts, self-tapping screws with a countersunk head will be used, for which holes are marked and drilled in the first part at a distance of 5 mm from the wide edge.
The author uses a wood drill with countersink , getting ready-made seats for screw heads.
In the second part, to avoid plywood cracking, 2-mm pilot holes are drilled drill.
Both elements are twisted together with self-tapping screws, and a corner with an L-shaped profile is obtained (one shoulder is wider than the other).
Positioning the body on the sawing table at an angle upwards, and tilting the saw blade at an angle of 45 degrees , in the central part you need to make an incision.
The depth of the slot should be such that the saw blade protrudes 5-7 mm inside the corner.
As a result, both slots should converge. If this did not happen on the wide edge, then you need to carefully finish it with a hacksaw.
The body is now sanded with sandpaper. The main goal is to remove burrs and chips.
If desired, the wooden surfaces of the tool can be impregnated with linseed oil, or a layer of acrylic varnish can be applied. An aerosol silicone lubricant can be applied to the inner surfaces to reduce friction and make the planer run smoothly.
A pilot hole is drilled perpendicular to the inclined plane for a self-tapping screw with a press washer.
The place for the pressure screw and its length must be chosen so that its tip does not come out on the other side of the case, in its corner.
The author simply drilled it out again, almost at the top edge of the corner.
An enlarged washer will serve as a clamp for the blade. It should be slightly bent in the middle.
One of the edges of the washer must be filed off.
Now the washer can be screwed to the body with a self-tapping screw.
From the blade for a construction knife, you need only a small piece with straight sides. You need to break it with great care, using a vice and pliers.
Everything is ready, you can fix the blade in its place and start adjusting. While adjusting the position of the blade, you only need to press it lightly.
The first adjustment is intended for chamfering on the face of the tile, similar factory. At the same time, the overhang of the blade is minimal, and is literally 1-1.5 mm.
two identical housings.
This will require a slightly wider blade.
The first feature of the blade adjustment is that the angle at the edge is slightly larger (sharper) 45 degrees. This is necessary for tight joining of two tiles.
The second important point is the depth of the blade. It must not touch the protective layer of the coating.
After a few trials, you get such a high-quality cut.
These are the results of the newly made tool.
As you can see, both tools work the same way. The only difference is in the manufacturing time, convenience and accuracy of making the necessary changes.
Thank Andrey for the models and designs of planers for preparing PVC tile edges.
Even if you don't have a 3D printer, you can download the model using the link provided by the author. You can find people involved in 3D printing in your city on the following site.
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