|Review by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 04-01-2008 07:56 PM||1636 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I don’t know about anyone else, but I find new uses for double-sided tape nearly every time I am in the shop. I have been using Rockler’s Turner’s Two-Way Tape for a couple of months now and have been very impressed. It sticks tenaciously and I haven’t had any two parts I have joined slip when template routing or aligning for installation. I sometimes wonder if I actually need screws and glue with this stuff.
1 inch wide, 25 yards
I gave it four stars because sometimes it sticks too well and is a little hard to separate. Unless you have arms like Popeye, chances are pretty good that you are not just going to pull the two pieces apart! This is good when you want to make sure something doesn’t slip or slide when machining but not so good when you want to get them apart afterward. I’ve never had a problem separating the items by sliding a putty knife between the boards and gently pushing at the tape to separate a corner. Once one corner is loose, the boards can usually be separated by hand.
I also would recommend using small pieces rather than one long strip. I normally use pieces no longer than 3/4” and place them at the corners or other strategic locations, usually 3-4 for small items.
Yes, I would buy this item again and probably will. But a roll lasts a long time.
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