Scotch Tear-by-Hand packaging tape


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#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?


#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!


#4

I can get 20 rolls of masking tape for that price.


#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?


#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?


#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.


#8

My old Gaffer would have a thing or two to say about that…


#9

But how is it as a gag?

No, wait, pretend I didn’t say that.


#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.


#11

Just get one of these at a fraction of the price. These small handheld dispensers are perfect for packing small parcels and envelopes.


#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


#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.


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