|Review by motthunter||posted 09-13-2013 12:32 AM||3148 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I used this tape and had to say WOW!
It is an advance for the art of router templates like i have never seen. You tear off a piece of this tape and attach it to your router template. Peel off the backing paper and place the template on the wood you want to rout. The tape holds strong and when you are done, you pick off the template and it pops off with zero adhesive left on the wood.. No more scraping adhesive, no more lacquer thinner to remove the adhesive, no more crazy sanding. This is amazing.
I saw it at the Woodcraft store and had to get a roll. The guy there explained that the side you attach to the template has a strong adhesive but the side under the paper you peel off has low adhesion but really strong shear strength.. In other words things barely stick to it unless there is a bit of top pressure and it then can’t move side to side.
Anyhow, I got saw dust on the tape so I had to replace it with a new piece. Taking care to keep it clean though, I used a new piece of tape and was able to reuse the same tape on my template 3 more times without replacing the tape. Now my Mr. Science brain went to work.. This stuff is cool.. I took a thin veneer I couldn’t have sanded in my drum sander and attached it to some mdf and ran it through perfectly.. then I picked it up and didn’t crack the veneer.. Score!
Sorry for sounding so giddy, but this was the first really cool thing I’ve seen in woodworking in a long time.
You have to get some if you do any routing. I plan to play with it for more stuff. You can see it on the woodcraft site as follows:
-- making sawdust....