Double-sided tape

What's your favorite type and source? I've read about using carpet tape and something you can purchase at the auto store (no explicit description).
Bob
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Find a carpet supply business in your area not a carpet store but a place that carpet layers get their supplys from. You can get double sided tape pretty cheap there. I went to Wood Craft & they wanted something like $14.00 a roll. Got the same size roll at the carpet supply house for $5.95.

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jb5 writes:

Same with beeswax. Woodcraft charges about 22 bucks a pound, plus shipping. Find a local beekeeper (farmer's market, selling local honey, they'll either keep bees or know someone who does). My FIL and BIL both charge about 2-3 bucks a pound.
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There is a local business, Hood's, that deals in 'surplus' materials and closeout building materials. They have at least two types of carpet tape, the thin kind and another that has a thick, black center that really sticks. IIRC they sell their rolls for about 59 cents a roll. They have one aisle that has every kind of tape imaginable.
Larry
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Lawrence L'Hote wrote:

For the non-Missourians, Hood's was/is to K-Mart what K-Mart was/is to Nieman Marcus.
I'm not even sure they cleared out the inventory whenever the Missouri and Mississippi flooded.
sigh...
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Unisaw A100 wrote:

LOL! I used to go there occasionally when I lived in MO. Sometimes you can find good deals on some halfway-decent stuff (like the carpet tape Larry mentioned), but usually the only thing it's good for is a good laugh.

Heck, that was probably fodder for bringing in new inventory from other businesses who got flooded out.
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I use the fabric backed double sided tape. The backing looks like a mesh arrangement. It's never let me down and I put a lot of stress on it. I've found that the paper backed double sided tape about useless.
I usually get it at Ace hardware or Lowes.
One caution though. Don't use a huge amount of the stuff or you may not be able to get things apart without causing damage to the parts. Small squares place strategically work well along with leaving a fairly large length untaped to give you a starting point of getting things apart.
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I bought a couple years supply of this stuff at, of all places, Harbor Freight. Cheap ... and you need be careful how much you use or the struggle to part the pieces begins.
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Bob
The best and strongest double back tape I have found is "Permacel P50" . I have been using it for about 10 years and have never had a router jig move on me. It is very strong so you need to learn how much to use. I also use it to hold the wood facing on my bench vices. I have to pry them off with a screw driver to change them. In fact this tape is so strong most times the wood breaks before the tape releases off the vice face. I have never had much luck with the cheap hardware store carpet tapes.
Here is a link to where you can purchase some P50 tape.
http://www.itoolcrib.com/itoolcrib/products/Detail.jsp?IDB9&Prod200
Tom Plamann www.plamann.com
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What are you using it for? I used to use the carpet-style for securing the offcuts when compound cutting on the bandsaw. I got a hot glue gun, which I think is far superior to the double-stick tape for this application.

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Well, essentially I'm a newbie, building out a shop and catching up on 20 years I could have been learning and building things because was a road warrior consultant.
One of the things I want to do is make my own zero tolerance throat plates for my table saw. Hot glue? I never thought of that. I have hot glue gun. Do you think it would work for making the throat plate (template routing using the factory throat plate as a guide).
Bob

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"Bob Davis" writes:

From one road warrior to another.
Use the factory plate to make a master plate from 1/4" hardboard.
Use the master template to make copies from scrap Lexan, etc, available from plastic distributors "rem" bins.
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The glue seems to hold better than the tape (based only on my experience) so one would think it would be ok for securing templates, but I haven't tried so I can't say from personal experience.

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