Double sided Carpet Tape???

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12-15-2010 05:11 PM

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Does Home depot and Lowes sell the same type of double sided carpet tape that woodworking stores sell
I want to get the kind for turning and temporary holding for patterns while routing but The Big box stores tape is half the price of the woodworking stores. any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- Its all about the jigs

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 05:19 PM

I use the blue double faced duct tape that lowes sell. Routing zero clearance inserts with that tape held pretty good. My only gripe is I wish it wasn’t as wide as it is. I usually cut it in half since I don’t need that huge of a piece.


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#2 posted 12-15-2010 05:59 PM

I use carpet tape all the time, and have always been satisfied with it’s performance. I’ve never actually tried turner’s tape, so I can’t offer a comparison.

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 06:02 PM

I used the rhino tape ONCE. I had to use alcohol to get the gooo off, what a mess.

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 06:09 PM

Agreed with Terri on the Rhino tape! Stay away!

The goop was everywhere and impossible to remove – had to use sticky stuff remover.

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 06:28 PM

Our Lowes carries a couple of brands of double sided tape that work well for me. One is the blue stuff (Shurtape) mentioned by Kevin and the other is a clear, thinner material (Scotch brand).

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 07:54 PM

I’ve always just gotten the carpet tape that they sell at Lowe’s back near the carpet area. Works great.

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 09:23 PM

I sell carpet tape at my floorcovering store and find it works very well on all my woodworking projects. If you’ve got a small biz-floorcovering specialty store nearby, it likely will be cheaper than the big box store.

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#8 posted 12-16-2010 02:44 AM

I use the Lowe’s carpet tape, sold in the carpet area (not where the masking tape is). Last I bought was DUCK brand. IIRC it was a bit cheaper than the double-sided tape in the adhesives area.


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#9 posted 12-16-2010 02:52 AM

Thats what I use plain old double sided carpet tape. works good enough for me so far.

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#10 posted 12-16-2010 06:28 AM

get mine from HD

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#11 posted 12-16-2010 09:12 AM

same here for the blue tape from Lowes, sticks well, no goo. :)

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#12 posted 12-16-2010 01:57 PM

Mine comes from HF

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#13 posted 12-16-2010 03:27 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions I will have try Lowes or HF my Home Depot didn’t have much a bit disappointed in that.

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#14 posted 12-16-2010 05:08 PM

I use the blue stuff from Lowe’s. I forget the brand but it works very well and does not leave anything behind.

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#15 posted 12-16-2010 05:37 PM

I got mine from Orchard Supply. Good stuff but a little more expensive. Our Lowes and HD do not carry it

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