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Forum topic by Hornnumb2 posted 09-25-2017 02:43 PM 1245 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2017 02:43 PM

I keep seeing people use double sided tape, but the only tape I have seen is the 3m foam type. Can somebody link what I need to get. Thanks Michael

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 02:50 PM

lot of places sells them but here is one from woodcraft…..

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 02:53 PM

I use 2 versions.
First type I use for template work, or to lock two pieces together to cut at teh same time and for holding a zero clearance fence on the miter saw….
That is a cloth backed ‘carpet tape’. I prefer cloth backed because (1) like the foam tape, it comforms to irregular surfaces and gets a better grip. 10 bucks a roll

Second type is for simple stuff, where I don’t want a lot of added thickness. Sometimes I use this to hold thin ‘
veneers’ to a backer board, where the thick carpet tape would give me a weird ‘depression’ in the wood. or I just want a piece not to slide around, like sticking a sheet of sandpaper to the wing of the tablesaw.

I only use the foam tape for putting up signs on the wall.

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 07:00 PM

Golf club grip tape is the same thing the wood stores sell and is about half the price. It’s good for about 90% of my needs, like attaching jigs and templates to boards. Double-sided carpet tape is much stronger if you need something attached more rigidly.

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 02:51 AM

Carpet tape, thin but strong. Any hardware or big box store. Go with a name brand.

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#5 posted 09-26-2017 03:20 AM

Carpet tape, thin but strong.
- oldwood

Yup… sometimes TOO strong :)


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#6 posted 09-26-2017 01:10 PM

Carpet tape forms quite a strong bond and should be used judiciously. I sometimes use it to attach material to the spoil board of my CNC router before cutting or engraving and it does a good job (almost too good).

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