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May 5, 2014

Scotch Tear-by-Hand Packaging Tape


Cool Tools major-domo Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder featured this variation on a tape theme in a March 4 post; it looks like a significant advance over the long-time cut-with-scissors/dispenser iteration.

From his review:


My family ships a lot of boxes during the holidays, and we go through a few rolls of packaging tape. Large pistol-grip tape dispensers don't work well on smaller boxes — I have never been able to get the hang of using the serrated blade to cut off the tape.

I was happy to find out about Scotch's Tear-by-Hand packaging tape. I (and more importantly, my wife) can easily tear off strips with our hands. It's easy to get the length you desire, and the tear is perfectly perpendicular. Also, it's easy to find the end of the tape on the roll by running your fingernail along it.


2-pack (each roll 1.88 inches x 50 yards): $8.99.

May 5, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink


I got this, based on Mark's recommendation, as I ship a lot and anything that speeds it up..... There is a (short) learning curve, interestingly enough, so I'm not yet convinced it's worth it AND should you lose the cut end........FOREVER to find it again much less pry it loose!

Posted by: pamela gene daley | May 11, 2014 10:56:06 PM

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