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    • WLM21
    • By WLM21 10th Jan 19, 5:30 PM
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    Hand Tape Dispenser
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    • 10th Jan 19, 5:30 PM
    Hand Tape Dispenser 10th Jan 19 at 5:30 PM
    Has anybody used one of these hand tape dispensers


    I had a tape gun but my daughter has decided to borrow it (long term I think) so was going to buy a new one, but noticed on a Youtube video a chap with one of these.

    Looked to be quite good

    there are also 'all metal' versions
    Last edited by WLM21; 10-01-2019 at 5:33 PM.
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    • jeffuk
    • By jeffuk 10th Jan 19, 7:04 PM
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    • 10th Jan 19, 7:04 PM
    I'd look for a seller with better feedback, Neg or Neut every 21 sales this month.
    Last edited by jeffuk; 10-01-2019 at 7:11 PM. Reason: Bad link
    • kangoora
    • By kangoora 11th Jan 19, 7:46 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 7:46 AM
    Looks really cheap and nasty plus I don't actually see how it is supposed to work - maybe I need to watch the youtube video
    If you were to buy it I'd be tempted to get a metal version as that thing looks like it'd snap after 2 hours use.

    Personally I'd get another tape gun, I've had mine for 2 years and still going strong - you can pick them up on Ebay from about 5 to 15 depending on what you want to pay.
    • WLM21
    • By WLM21 11th Jan 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 9:04 AM
    maybe I need to watch the youtube video
    Originally posted by kangoora
    i saw it here ..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNtXj2h1Leo
    • kangoora
    • By kangoora 11th Jan 19, 7:40 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 7:40 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 7:40 PM
    He's using both hands to cut the tape, at least with a tape gun you can hold with one hand while using a tape gun in the other.

    I bought one of these, they can be bought in different widths.

    f:0&var=572262377913">https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEAVY-DUTY-SELLOTAPE-DESKTOP-DISPENSER-WEIGHTED-BENCH-CLEAR-TAPE-25mm-Office-Use/273025626424?hash=item3f91987138:g:lGAAAOSwrslaa2A f:rk:2f:0&var=572262377913

    Ideal for pulling off a bit of clear tape to seal a corner and can be done with one hand - as long as the base is a good heavy one.
    • RFW
    • By RFW 11th Jan 19, 11:42 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:42 PM
    He's using both hands to cut the tape, at least with a tape gun you can hold with one hand while using a tape gun in the other.
    Originally posted by kangoora
    You can use it with one hand, not sure on this specific one but I've used one quite similar.
    It's alright. If you tape one or two boxes a day it's ok. I prefer a normal tape gun. I found you had to use your hand to stick the tape down before pulling it across the box.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Jan 19, 9:44 AM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 9:44 AM
    Has anybody used one of these hand tape dispensers
    Originally posted by WLM21
    Possibly better than nothing but the small tape rolls wont last long.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.

    Never trust a newbie with a rtb tale.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 13th Jan 19, 12:12 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 12:12 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 12:12 PM
    Aldi are selling these at the moment for 1.99. I used one over Christmas and it worked well enough.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sellotape-Dispenser-crafting-wrapping-dispenser/dp/B00F1DNRIS
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always check official information sources before relying on my posts.
    • RFW
    • By RFW 13th Jan 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:27 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 7:27 PM
    Possibly better than nothing but the small tape rolls wont last long.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    They aren't small, they hold the same size tape rolls as a tape gun. 60mm is over 2 inches.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 13th Jan 19, 7:39 PM
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    They aren't small, they hold the same size tape rolls as a tape gun. 60mm is over 2 inches.
    Originally posted by RFW
    Ahh right. It looks like something out of a cracker.
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 13th Jan 19, 9:25 PM
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    Ahh right. It looks like something out of a cracker.
    Originally posted by Norman Castle
    It's an odd picture and looks small. I was buying some stuff from China and added a couple of these, they worked out around 1 for two. They're worth it for the price but as I said earlier I wouldn't recommend for constant use. I'm surprised they haven't yet made it to pound shops, that I've seen.
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