Particularly with today's thin veneers, it's tough to sand flush an edge band without sanding through the veneer.

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This simple jig does the trick. Remove the plastic router base and screw on a piece of 14 " hardboard as shown. Adjust a 12 " straight router bit flush with the bottom of the hardboard. Keep the router absolutely vertical and it will cut away any material not flush with the jig.
—From the WOOD® magazine shop