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Forum topic by RandyinFlorida posted 01-02-2016 03:32 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2016 03:32 PM

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I’m trying to decide what tape to use for attaching templates to workpieces. I have a 1/2 wide Scotch brand. A roll of both permanent and a roll of removable. But there’s got to be something better. What do you prefer?

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 03:35 PM

I usually use carpet tape. Get it at the big box store. eeLly sticky stuff. A couple of small pieces will secure the template well. I have never had any problem removing the residue of glue, but I wouldn’t recommend allowing the pieces to stay together for too long.

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 04:08 PM

I use double stick tape from Peachtree. Much better than what I could get locally. As mentioned, small pieces hold well.

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#3 posted 01-02-2016 04:16 PM

Turners tape is much stronger than carpet tape.

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#4 posted 01-02-2016 05:31 PM

This is the carpet tape I use. It is made from what appears to be woven fiber glass. I pulled out a few strands for the picture. You cannot tear this tape. The adhesive is very aggressive. The box reccomends it for permanent installations only, but I have found that it will peel off unfinished wood quite well. On some surfaces acetone may be needed to remove any residue.

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