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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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My recent post with links to videos showing how to cut small pieces safely, led to a discussion about double-sided masking tape available from Peachtree.

I received my roll of the Peachtree tape yesterday and gave it a quick test to see how well it worked compared to the standard carpet tape I have been using. Here's what I found:
  • The Peachtree masking tape is an inch wide vs the carpet tape's one and a half inch.
  • Although the carpet tape's 42 foot long roll is only $4.98 and Peachtree's 36 yards long roll is $9.99, they each have the same cost per square inch.
  • With the backing removed, the Peachtree tape is .002 inches thinner than the fiber mesh carpet tape.

So, the bigger question is, how did they compare? Well, I used equal-sized pieces of each tape to stick two scrap pieces of pine together for my test. The pine pieces were about 3/4" x 1" x 7".

As you can see from the photos, tape was put on each end of the wood and then the other piece was firmly pressed to it. Both ends were equally difficult to pull apart and I needed the help of a putty knife to get them apart. The carpet tape left residue as usual, while the Peachree tape removed cleanly. There was enough carpet tape residue left on the wood to still stick them together and handle them.

My take is that the Peachtree tape will work better for most of my needs. I'll no longer have to use mineral spirits to clean up the residue like I did after using carpet tape. Oh, and the Peachtree tape backing paper seemed to peel off easier also.
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Excellent report Oliver. Sticky residue cleanup is one reason I do not use double sided tape.

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I don't really use it either, but always appreciate a good review. Thanks
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Thank you for the review, Oliver. I was thinking of trying some myself. Glad to know it works well!

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Thanks for the review Oliver.

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Thanks for sharing Oliver . I really like REAL person reviews , not actors lol

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Good to know Oliver. Thank you.

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Residue is why I use a pin nailer. I will add some to my next Peach Tree order Thanks for the post

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Thanks for the report Oliver. I just purchased some carpet tape from a box store so I have some "just in case" but I think I will send an order to Peachtree.
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Thanks, Oliver.
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