boingboing — 2014-03-04T17:42:58-05:00 — #1
stephen_schenck — 2014-03-04T17:53:11-05:00 — #2
It sounds very useful, and while I realize that convenience can be worth paying for, is that really worth paying twice as much as non-easy-tear, yet still brand-name Scotch packaging tape?
eggytoast — 2014-03-04T18:05:00-05:00 — #3
I keep gaffers tape around for this purpose, in a re-use non-marking way. For many uses gaffers tape is better than duct tape, and it tears easier, doesn't stink, and although it's not 100% non-marking, it rarely leaves any gummies.
Plus, it's reusable! That's why gaffers use it!
gilbertwham — 2014-03-04T18:39:48-05:00 — #4
I can get 20 rolls of masking tape for that price.
cruiser — 2014-03-04T18:51:12-05:00 — #5
Is it reliable? That is does its ease of tearing when you want it to make it too easy to tear when you don't want it to?
seymourstein — 2014-03-04T19:14:40-05:00 — #6
This tape is only good for certain surfaces. I love that it tears without losing a tooth, but I've noticed that you really need to give it a good rub down for it to stick to some surfaces. One example is if you have a dusty box, say that's been in storage, the tape just won't stick as easily and as permanently as the Scotch brand non easy tear. I would suggest bringing some back up normal tape just in case. Wow, am i really writing this review?
mcgillivray — 2014-03-04T19:23:11-05:00 — #7
I've used this for years, and just love it. It's great for mailing packages, but the real killer app for me was when we moved. Being able to just grab a roll of tape to seal a box rather than dink around with one of those tape dispensers (handheld or tabletop) made things a lot easier.
Just be careful how you describe it - when I told my wife I found a few rolls for our moving boxes, I described it as "tear-able tape." She asked me why I bought it if it sucked so much.
hubrissonic — 2014-03-04T23:24:06-05:00 — #8
My old Gaffer would have a thing or two to say about that...
pjcamp — 2014-03-04T23:34:13-05:00 — #9
But how is it as a gag?
No, wait, pretend I didn't say that.
kimmo — 2014-03-05T06:44:42-05:00 — #10
No, since you can just bite the edge of the tape to tear it, and give the end a slight twist as you stick it back on the roll.
I have no use for tape dispensers.
peterdstern — 2014-03-05T07:54:42-05:00 — #11
Just get one of these at a fraction of the price. These small handheld dispensers are perfect for packing small parcels and envelopes.
awjt — 2014-03-05T08:09:45-05:00 — #12
You actually CAN tear this cheaper tape, if it's the same stuff I use. It's very thin plastic, and you have to really give the edge a strong rip with your fingers, but you can do it and don't have to be Superman. You don't need teeth or a knife, just your fingers.
This: "Scotch Lightweight Shipping Tape"... the thin stuff
silas — 2014-03-05T12:06:38-05:00 — #13
40 cents a yard? Seriously, Mark? That's like federal government pricing.
At that price it had better drive to the store and mail the package for me.
boingboing — 2014-03-09T18:43:09-04:00 — #14
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