EDGE FINISHING

We have the capabilities and experience to create rough sawn edge and transform them into highly polished mirror edges. 

We offer 4 different stages of edge finishing:

Standard – Saw Cut Only

E1 – Sharpness Removed

E3 – Flame Polish

E5 – Hand Buffed

(STANDARD) SAW CUT ONLY

(Standard) Saw Cut Only – This is our most economical edge finish. Material is simply cut on the saw with no further edge work.  This edge is excellent for pieces that just need to be cut down to your requested size. 

Description:

  • Saw marks remain
  • Edges and corners remain crisp
  • No post edge work is performed
  • Color is a matte
  • Slight texture

Applications:

  • When installing into a frame and edge will be hidden
  • Further processing will be done at a later time
  • Material needs to be cut down to a manageable size
  • Edge finish is not the primary concern

 

(E1) BASIC EDGE

(E1) Basic Edge – E1 edge we scrape or sand the edges to remove the sharpness from the cut piece. This improves the ability to handle material and helps to minimize cuts and injury. Excellent for items being handled and edge quality is not a primary concern.

Description:

  • Edges and corners are sanded or scraped to remove the sharpness from corners and edges
  • Saw marks remain
  • No edge polishing is performed
  • Color is matte
  • Slight texture

Applications:

  • When edge safety is important
  • Pieces will be handled or interacted with

 

(E3) FLAME POLISH

(E3) Flame Polish – E3 is our intermediate edge. This is the first level that includes edge polishing to a glossy finish. Excellent for table tops and point of purchase displays (brochure stands) when edges are visible. E3 provides a finished look for a beautiful presentation.

Description:

  • Saw marks are removed
  • Fine tooling marks are slightly visible
  • Sharpness removed from corners and edges
  • Flame polish to melt the edge to a glossy reflection
  • Slight texture from fine tooling

Applications:

  • Tabletops
  • Point of Purchase Displays
  • Frameless installations
  • Decorations
  • Visible edges
  • Fabricated Items

 

(E5) HAND POLISH

(E5) Hand Polish – E5 is our highest edge finish we offer. Specify E5 finish when nothing less than a clear edge is required. We hand polish all edges so you can see through the material! This is an excellent choice for awards, highly visible edges, and thick material ( 1/2″ or greater ).

Description:

  • Tooling marks are removed
  • Fine sanded
  • Sharpness removed from edges and corners
  • GLOSSY and CLEAR edge
  • No texture, smooth

Applications:

  • Highly visible edges
  • Thick materials
  • Awards
  • Furniture
  • Displays

 

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