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Double-stick Tape

Double-stick Tape

Double-stick Tape Standard
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Standard

Item # 2711
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Double-stick Tape High Strength
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Double-stick Tape, Set of 2
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Double-stick Tape

About This Item

The go-to tape for routing and more
Get a strong, but temporary, bond between nearly any wood, plastic, or metal.

Secure hold, but easy to remove
This is the clear polyester tape we use with routing templates. It has a strong bond, but is easy to remove when finished. This tape also works well for attaching acoustic guitar pickguards.

Standard or high strength?
Our standard strength tape is best for most applications, including bare wood that is prone to tearout, such as spruce. The high strength tape is great for situations where you need a bit more holding power—like securing templates to rough-sanded bare wood or hard, glossy polyurethane. Save by buying the set!

How to use it
Our Double-stick Tape has two different adhesive strengths on each roll. A light tack (template side) and a heavy tack (body side). The light tack is on the side of the tape that you peel the paper backing off of.

Make sure wood is completely free of sawdust or dirt. Cut a piece of tape to your desired size. For larger workpieces, use multiple pieces of tape. Cut the tape so it will cover as much of the template as possible without extending past the edges. Press the tape firmly onto the workpiece, then remove the paper backing. Carefully align your template with the workpiece then press down firmly to secure in place.

Before routing, check around all the edges of the template to make sure there are no gaps between the template and the workpiece. Route your piece to shape.

Important! Be sure to peel the tape off immediately after use. If you don't, it will be tougher to remove.

    Features:
  • Perfect for securing templates or acoustic pickguards
  • Standard or High Strength tack
  • Creates a tight bond, but removes easily
    Specifications
  • Standard Roll is 2" x 108' (50mm x 33m)
  • High Strength Roll is 2" x 105' (50mm x 32m)


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5.0

Gold standard double sided tape

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The very best double sided tape, holds the piece stable.

5.0

LOve it!

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Love this stuff! Many, many uses

2.0

Longing for the old tape

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This tape holds, and that's good. What's not too good is when it's time to separate the two pieces apart; the adhesive is hard to remove and clean. And if one of the pieces is a veneer, forget about your veneer and say bye-bye to it. There's no such problem with the old double-sided tape. I'm longing for it to return.

4.0

Another good double stick tape option

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I found several online sources for double-stick tapes that appeared similar to Stewmacs. I use a lot of tape for woodworking other than luthiery. They were cheaper so I gave one a try. It works as well as Stewmacs but the critical difference is thickness. The Stewmac clear double stick is significantly thinner. I like to use it for holding smaller material and now save the thicker type for holding larger parts for other woodworking applications. I also keep a roll of Scotch double stick tape on hand when I don't need the aggressive adhesive of the larger tapes. That very sticky adhesive is the reason I give this product (and the cheaper ones as well) four stars. When I remove parts that have been attached to a pattern, for example, the adhesive is just about evenly spread on both and must be removed either with heavy sanding or a solvent. Otherwise this is great tape.

5.0

Worth every penny.

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Good and strong. Quick tip, for difficult pieces I like to put the taped pieces in a tight clamp for about 5-10 minutes for an extra strong bond before working the piece. The pressure time enables a stronger bond over just pressing them together by hand :)

5.0

ordinarily I don't use these products

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I have found that most of the double sided tapes will let you down occasionally. This one however is superior in holding strength and easy peel.

1.0

Should be recalled

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I thought I was buying the good old 3M tape. Nope. This has an entirely different adhesive. If you stick it to a lacquered surface, when you pull it off most of the adhesive remains and is a pain to clean up. It's almost like product-sticker gunk that you use Goof-Off to clean up. Fortunately, a lot of rubbing with mineral spirits eventually got it all off, I hope.

3.0

Not as good as the 3m brand

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Earlier this year I had my pal acquire me this tape since he was already placing an order for his. Prior to this order, I could not find a better double-sided tape. So I used up the new roll over a period of a few months and noticed it wasn’t sticking as effectively as I once knew. Simply cutting the tape with a razor would cause the tape to get crinkled rendering it useless. I thought it was a bad roll, but the more I used it the more I was wondering if this was the same tape I had fallen in love with prior. My pal said he had problems with his too. I stumbled upon recent reviews and realized I wasn’t going crazy. This particular 3M brand of double-sided tape is no longer available. I contacted 3M and they did not have a source to anyone else selling it.

3M is the probably best adhesive tape company in the world. Stewmac’s current double-sided tape is not the worst, but it requires too much fuss and do-overs. I decided to source my double-sided tape needs to a luthier supplier in Philadelphia. The tape I currently use is very good and reliable. The only drawback is it’s not clear. I really miss Stewmac’s 3M double-sided tape.

You can’t win them all, but I still use Stewmac for 90% of my tool and supply needs.

1.0

Awful stuff!!!

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The old 3m tape was awesome. The new tape they changed to doesn’t stick to wood very well. It sticks to metal templates such as the fret slot template and won’t come off with out heat and solvent. What a waste of time cleaning it off every time you use a metal template. I really wish they would switch back to the 3m tape.

3.0

Has failed several times

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Verified Buyer


Sometimes this tape works really well, but using it with porous woods or MDF, it doesn't adhere nearly as well as it needs to. I ruined a neck because of the tapes poor adhesion. As some other reviewers have said, the 3M Double Stick Tape is preferred because it actually works the way it should. Overall, it works well on certain surfaces, but I will stick (no pun intended) with the 3M tape.

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