Rockler's Tape Keeps Things Stuck!

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Review by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 04-01-2008 07:56 PM 2432 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I don’t know about anyone else, but I find new uses for double-sided tape nearly every time I am in the shop. I have been using Rockler’s Turner’s Two-Way Tape for a couple of months now and have been very impressed. It sticks tenaciously and I haven’t had any two parts I have joined slip when template routing or aligning for installation. I sometimes wonder if I actually need screws and glue with this stuff.

1 inch wide, 25 yards

I gave it four stars because sometimes it sticks too well and is a little hard to separate. Unless you have arms like Popeye, chances are pretty good that you are not just going to pull the two pieces apart! This is good when you want to make sure something doesn’t slip or slide when machining but not so good when you want to get them apart afterward. I’ve never had a problem separating the items by sliding a putty knife between the boards and gently pushing at the tape to separate a corner. Once one corner is loose, the boards can usually be separated by hand.

I also would recommend using small pieces rather than one long strip. I normally use pieces no longer than 3/4” and place them at the corners or other strategic locations, usually 3-4 for small items.

Yes, I would buy this item again and probably will. But a roll lasts a long time.


-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 08:22 PM

That is really funny, because I bought a roll of that tape a couple of weeks ago and just picked it this morning and used a piece! It is great. It’s like a double sided masking tape. I was using a carpet tape with a fiberous core that has more tenacity than is needed for stack cutting etc., so this one is nicer to use.

-- Greg, CT

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 09:38 PM

I know how handy double-stick tape can be. I’ll have to pick up a roll of this. Thanks for the review.

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 11:33 PM

I recently bought some as well. It is oustanding. Used to mount drawer fronts and had difficulty pulling them off !! GREAT stuff

-- Charlie - Texas

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 12:36 AM

I use the tape a lot as well. I find it grabs a lot better if I clamp the parts together (with the tape in place) for a few minutes before I try to use it.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 01:12 AM

I totally agree Jim. A while back I needed to order a couple of things from Rockler and needed to add an item to justify the shipping charge. It just happened to be a roll of this tape. Every thing you say is true….... a little goes a long way.

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#6 posted 04-02-2008 06:42 AM

Double stickey is great stuff. I get DUCK brand carpet tape at Lowes or Wal-Mart. The stuff is fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-02-2008 07:20 AM

Handy stuff – a man needs handy stuff.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 04-05-2008 02:42 PM

I have been using that same tape for golf clubs for years. I use it for installing grips.

I never even thought about using it for woodworking. I have a 1/2 dozen rolls of it in my shop cabinets.

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 09:26 AM

I bought a roll of this a few weeks ago and used it on an inlay project. It worked great and I’ll use it again, maybe find some other uses for it in the process. I debated before shelling out $25 for it, but it’s pretty good stuff.

-- "I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins."

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