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Binding Tape

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First choice for binding work! High-tack adhesive and tough crepe backing make this the strongest paper tape we've found for securing bindings while the glue dries.

3/4" x 60-yard (19mm x 55-meter) roll.

Not recommended for use on vintage or delicate finishes.

Our binding tape has a strong adhesive—good for applying pressure, but be cautious about using tape on soft top woods like spruce. With soft woods, first stick our binding tape to a cotton t-shirt to give it less tack before applying it. This will help reduce the possibility of any damage when you go to remove it.

Once the glue is dry, remove any tape slowly and gently—pulling at an angle and lightly rubbing it with your index finger. Warming the tape will also help it lift away easily without pulling out wood fibers.

For more information, see our How to Install Bindings article.

Didn't this tape used to be brown?
"If you've used our binding tape in the past, you may recall that it used to be brown instead of orange. We carried this brown tape for many years and it became a favorite in shops across the world (including our own). So it took us by surprise when we learned that the factory which made the tape had shut its doors for good, and the beloved brown tape would no longer be available.

"After our efforts to persuade the manufacturer to continue production proved unsuccessful, the search began for a new tape that would live up to the standards set by the brown tape: a strong tack that doesn't leave a residue, a tough but flexible paper backing, and a thin adhesive that resists creeping under pressure. Our R&D team tested dozens of tapes of all different brands and colors, even trying a tape used by a local pizza shop to attach delivery receipts to their pizza boxes! Finally, after months of sourcing and testing options, we found the orange tape we're currently stocking. We've found it to work just as well as the old tape...if not better!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor


Instructions

Product Instructions

How to Install Bindings

Overview of binding, purfling, and other instrument trim, including binding recommendations and installation techniques.

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5.0

A definite improvement.

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I use a lot of wood binding which can be more difficult to handle than plastic, but the stretch and greater tear strength of the orange tape has made life a bit easier.

5.0

A die hard "brown tape" guy converted

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I was devastated when the brown tape was discontinued, but the orange tape has converted me. I feel I can get more clamping pressure out of the orange, and it doesn't break as easily. Don't be scared, it's good stuff.

3.0

Not exactly the best binding tape

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The old paper-based tape allows you to get far more pressure on the binding. This is really just stronger than normal masking tape. My suggestion is to go elsewhere and get real traditional binding tape. If you want strong regular masking tape, this would be a good fit.

Response from StewMac

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273.

4.0

Different but good

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This binding tape works well for the same kind of stuff the old binding tape was good for. It is a little stretchier and does not tend to tear when you are wrapping it tightly around corners, which the old stuff was prone to do. Releases nicely without causing problems to unfinished wood. Will continue to use it. I do wish I knew where to get the other stuff, though, because it is nice for making neat-looking cardboard boxes to store or ship parts in.



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